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Master programme Early Music / Recorder

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The degree programme in Historical Wind Instruments / Recorder enables students to acquire the ability to express themselves independently and at a high artistic level in their interpretation of musical works from different style periods. Through the combination of specialised musical knowledge and technical ability as well as the creative involvement of their own artistic personality in orchestral and chamber music performances graduates will be able to establish themselves successfully in professional careers (in orchestras, chamber music and solo settings). The master’s programme involves expansion of the repertory, deeper involvement with various musical fields and reflection on the artistic or scholarly aspects, through which graduates acquire specialisation as well as the ability to think critically at a high artistic level.

Higher education institution:
Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Early Music / Recorder
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Arts, MA
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2018/19, Stk. 29

Definition of the field of studies

The instrumental studies programme Historical Wind Instruments / Recorder” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument recorder, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The degree programme consists of the central artistic discipline of recorder, several compulsory subjects (chamber music, basso continuo for recorder players, coaching and practical training for contemporary recorder players) and several elective subjects. Students have to choose a priority subject. The master's examination consists of two parts. In the first part the students have to choose a piece of music from the examination programme defined by the examining committee and to perform it. In the second part the students have to perform, under concert conditions, a programme that they have arranged themselves. The examination programme stipulates that students have to perform forty-five minutes in each part of the examination. Playing from memory is not necessary.

Entrance examinations

If the student has completed a bachelor's programme at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, no admission test is required. Applicants who have not studied in Graz or who passed their bachelor's examination more than two semesters before applying for the master's programme have to audition.

Supplementary examinations