Study Keyboard Instruments (Master of Music)Major Subjects: pianoforte, piano duo, harpsichord, piano forte, organ

Regular course length 4 semesters
Course leading to the degree of Master of Music

There is a tradition of excellent piano tuition at the HMTMH going back many decades. The University’s greatest assets in this respect are an outstanding faculty of worldwide renown and excellent facilities for students.
The new Master’s degree course in “Keyboard instruments” is given greater breadth by the possibility of studying the organ, the harpsichord and the fortepiano as principal instruments and also of studying the pianoforte in the context of a piano duet.
Further information on the courses available can initially be obtained from the Registration Office (Immatrikulationsamt) or from the tutors for pianoforte, organ, harpsichord, fortepiano and piano duet (see column on the right).

1. Course content and objective/ Tuition
In addition to tuition in the principal study subject, the curriculum also includes many useful and practically orientated supplementary subjects:
  - Chamber music
  - Tuition on historic keyboard instruments; in addition to various harpsichords and clavichords, the HMTMH also has a collection of historic upright and grand pianos from the period 1790 to 1910 available (originals and copies)
  - Contemporary instrumental techniques
  - Introduction to management and marketing
  - Concert with discussion
  - a one-hour CD production
  - Conducting
  - Special offerings in the field of New Music for the piano
  - International master classes additional to the range of tuition otherwise available
The programme aims to enable all students to emerge from the course as comprehensively trained personalities who will be able to hold their own successfully in their profession despite the changing face of the world of music.

2. Who is the course aimed at? / Requirements for admission
At the admission examination the young musicians are expected to present an excellently prepared programme and to already strongly display the traits of an artistic and teaching personality able to meet the high demands made on a professional musician.

3. Career outlook
Over the course of time, the requirements for a career as a pianist / organist / harpsichordist have constantly developed and expanded. In addition to giving solo concerts, these instrumentalists are expected to be able to perform as members of an ensemble or in chamber music, and moreover to undertake teaching tasks and to have communicative and self-management abilities. Graduates of this Master’s degree course should not only be up to meeting the demands of the musical life of the future, but also be in a position to play a active part in shaping it through their creative input.

4. Institute/Faculty
Students will be assigned to the Pianoforte or Organ/Church Music groups.
There are numerous opportunities to perform, both within and outside the University. There are also internal competitions, scholarships and other forms of financial support available.

 

 

Representative Professor

Examination Office

  • Judith Degro

    Studentische Verwaltung | Prüfungsamt Gesang, Klavier/Tasteninstrumente, Künstlerisch-pädagogische Ausbildung

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E001 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7254
    judith.degro@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Student Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223
    beate.heitmueller@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

  • Ursula Schreiber

    Studentische Verwaltung | Immatrikulationsamt, Jungstudierende, Soloklasse

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Hindenburgstraße 2-4

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7224
    ursula.schreiber@hmtm-hannover.deI-amt@hmtm-hannover.de

    Office hours: Mo, Di, Do, Fr 09:30-12 Uhr | Di, Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung

Last modified: 2019-10-30

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