The Bachelor’s program in “Protestant Church Music" or "Catholic Church Music" leads to a professional qualification enabling graduates to work for the church as a cantor and organist in a so-called B post or similar. Graduates in Church Music are trained to work as church musicians in a local congregation as well as in a broader setting – for instance in a deanery or a parish district – where their duties include: providing the music for all forms of church service; organizing and/or conducting concerts and performances; engaging in church and general educational and cultural work; providing initial and in-service training for part-time or extra-professional church musicians; advising church committees on musical issues; and representing church music to the public.
The aim of the program is to nurture the student's artistic personality at a high level and to enable him/her to develop instrumental, conducting, pedagogical, academic, and communicative skills based on a comprehensive musical education.
Applicants for the Bachelor’s degree program in Church Music must provide evidence of a university entrance qualification (equivalent to the German Abitur) as stipulated by Section 54 Clause 2 of the Hessian Universities Act (HHG) of December 14, 2009, in the version from December 21, 2010. Applicants who do not have a university entrance qualification as stipulated by Section 54 Clause 4 Article 3 HHG can instead demonstrate their outstanding artistic talent by obtaining at least 19 of 25 possible points in the entrance examination.
Applicants to the Bachelor's program in Church Music must have a sufficient spoken and written command of German. Applicants for the Bachelor's program in Church Music must also pass an entrance examination.
Prof. Stefan Viegelahn
Prof. Winfried Toll (deputy)
Head of Academic and Student Affairs
General program advisor and contact person for students with disabilities or chronic illnesses
Office hours by appointment
Room C 103