The instrumental studies programme “Recorder” consists of sixteen compulsory subjects. These are: central artistic subject with didactic transparency, piano/harpsichord, coaching, ensemble solo chamber music, choir, introduction to early music, introduction to new music, aural training, advanced aural training, solfeggio, theory, study of musical form, music analysis, acoustics, study of instruments and history of music. As of the second semester at least one stage performance per semester must be done. At the end of the second semester an examination of the artistic development of the student will take place before a committee, this will be followed by a guidance talk. Two bachelor theses must be written in the course of the study programme. The topic of these must be chosen during two courses. The bachelor examination consists of a canzone or sonata by Castello, a piece of music by Bassano, three pieces of music from different national styles, one piece of music of the era of modern music and one piece of music from an era which can be chosen freely; one piece must be played by heart. A commented programme must be submitted for the exam. The examining committee will choose the programme and advise the student of the chosen programme a week before the exam takes place. The exams will take place in public like in a competition.
An entrance examination is compulsory. It consists of an instrumental audition, an examination of basic knowledge of general music theory and an exam in elementary piano playing. The performance is assessed by a score system; the instrumental audition has the most importance.