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Bachelor programme Harpsichord

Content and focus of the degree programme:

This study programme is only available in German.

The aims of the instrumental courses at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg are for students to achieve artistic maturity and independence, the ability to reflect critically and evaluate their own abilities, to achieve artistic and scientific skills so as to be able to analyse musical works of art from all epochs, the ability to carry out a profession, the ability to fulfil artistic, educational and organisational tasks with a cultural dimension. The bachelor programme enables a thorough, versatile and career-oriented training, which qualifies for many artistic professions, e.g. soloists, freelance artists, chamber musicians, orchestra musicians.

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 21,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
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 instrumental studies programme “Harpsichord” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument harpsichord, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The instrumental studies programme “Harpsichord” consists of twenty compulsory subjects. These are: central artistic subject with didactic transparency, organ, pianoforte, new harpsichord music, score playing and transposition, basso continuo, performance practice in ornamentation, choir, aural training, advanced aural training, theory, study of musical form, music analysis, acoustics, study of instruments, basics of harpsichord making and harpsichord maintenance, history of music, history of piano music, history of harpsichord music after 1945 as well as academic working techniques. 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 45-minute recital of works of solo and chamber music literature of different epochs. Most of them must be played by heart. 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.

Entrance examinations

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.

Supplementary examinations