Master of Music Programmes (M.Mus)

Master of Music: Music theory

The Department of Musicology offers a Master of Music Programme (M.Mus.) in Music theory. Essential requirements are the completion of a Bachelor's, Diplom, or a Magister degree (for example in music education, musicology, or composition) as well as the successful completion of the entrance examination. The following combinations are possible:

Professional Performance, with specialisation
Music theory is your major subject (70 CP), which is complemented by a minor subject (30 CP). You may choose from the following specialisations:
  • without entrance examination: musicology, arts management, music education, contemporary music
  • with entrance examination: chamber music, instrumental performance (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion), voice (improvisation), composition, elementary music teaching / rhythm studies

Professional Performance, double major ('ZweiFach')Music theory is one of two equally-weighted major subjects (50 CP each). The second major can be either a performance programme (for example instrumental performance) or musicology / arts management. Both programmes require the successful completion of an entrance examination. Combination with MusicologyThe University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar offers the unique option of combining performance studies (any instrument) with both musicology (30 CP) and music theory (20 CP). This programme affords students a particularly broad and diverse education. Specialisation in music theoryYou may combine music theory as a minor subject (30 CP) with any other major subject offered for the Master of Music degree. No entrance examination is required.