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Bachelor programme Horn

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The aims of the instrumental courses are for students to achieve artistic maturity and independence, the ability to reflect critically and evaluate their own abilities, the ability to carry out a profession, and the ability to fulfil artistic, educational and organisational tasks with a cultural dimension. The bachelor programme “Horn” enables a thorough, versatile and professionally oriented education.

Higher education institution:
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
8 Semester / 240 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl.2011/12, Stk. 30 (Nr. 55)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme “Horn” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument horn, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The subject areas of the bachelor programme “Horn” are: artistic practice, applied theory, music, literature and arts studies, and music education. Compulsory subjects are the central artistic subject, piano, coaching, solo and choir ensemble, introduction to early and new music, aural training, advanced aural training, solfeggio, theory, study of form, music analysis, acoustics, organology and history of music. The university also offers a broad spectrum of elective subjects. Two bachelor theses must be written, the topics of which must be chosen from two courses. The artistic part of the bachelor examination consists of a 45-minute recital of works of solo and chamber music literature of different epochs. In the central artistic subject at least one stage performance per semester is required. Moreover, compulsory observation classes in one of the central artistic subjects are to emphasize the claim for didactic transparency.

Entrance examinations

The entrance examination consists of an instrumental audition, an examination of basic knowledge of general music theory and an exam in elementary piano playing well as an examination of the knowledge of German, if German is not the mother tongue.

Supplementary examinations