Big Band - Playing, Writing, Conductingfull time

  • Master


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Frankfurt am Main


  • March 2025 (Aptitude test)

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study


Admission modus

Selection procedure / qualifying examination

Admission requirements (Link)

Admission requirements

The Master's degree course in Big Band - Playing, Writing, Conducting is aimed at musicians who have already earned a professionally qualifying certificate of academic degree (e.g. Bachelor's degree, First State Examination). Applicants can choose one of the three specialisations: Playing, Writing or Conducting. The skills required for admission to the course must be demonstrated in an aptitude test tailored to these specialisations. Players must have very good skills on their instrument, both as soloists and section players. Writers have very good skills in the fields of arrangement and/or composition, and conductors already have experience conducting in artistic and educational work with genre-typical ensembles.

Lecture period
  • 16.10.2023 - 16.02.2024
  • 08.04.2024 - 19.07.2024

Application deadlines

Winter semester (2023/2024)
Application Deadline for Aptitude Test

15.01.2025 - 01.03.2025

Languages of instruction

Main language


Further languages


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service