Organ / Organimprovisation Bachelor
15 October - 15 November for the summer semester
15 March - 15 April for the winter semester
• Special musical talent
• for international applicants: sufficient knowledge of German (language certificate German A2 for application and language certificate German B2 for enrolment)
All steps mentioned in the following must be taken within the application deadline of the respective study program. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible within the application deadline so that you can clarify any questions that may arise with our StudyGuide in good time.
- Register and verify your identity (if you have not already done so in the past) in the Campusmanagement-Portal of the UdK Berlin: https://my.udk-berlin.de.
Log in to the Campus Management Portal (https://my.udk-berlin.de) and submit an application for admission to the desired degree program there within the application deadline and upload the following formal documents in a PDF file (max. 20 MB) to the application portal during the application process:
● Detailed CV in tabular form incl. information about previous studies
● Bank statement as proof of payment of the fee of € 30 for processing the application (in case of transfer from abroad proof of payment) or turnover view (in case of online banking). Other proofs/receipts (such as transfer orders) are not accepted.
● International applicants must also provide proof of their German language skills: language certificate German A2 for application and language certificate German B2 for enrolment. You can find more information here.
● Transfer students from other univercities must enclose proof of previous study and examination achievements. You can find more information here.
- Information on transferring 30 € for participation in the admission procedure to the following account:
Kasse der UdK Berlin
IBAN: DE 72 1009 0000 8841 0150 46
BIC: BEVO DE BB XXX
Reason for payment: 35/01036, degree programme, name, application number
Berliner Volksbank eG
Budapester Straße 35
For foreign bank transfers:
Please make sure that you pay all applicable transfer fees (OUR - sender pays costs) when making the transfer.
More information about application fee could be found here.
All applicants who have applied on time with the complete documents will receive an invitation to the entrance examination with further information by e-mail.
The exam consists of the following:
Main subject organ
• Presentation of three greater organ works of different provenance: one free or chorale composition by J.S. Bach; an organ composition predating 1700; a piece of organ music from the romantic period or the post-romantic or the modern organ oeuvre (level of difficultycomparable to the prelude and the fugue in D major by Buxtehude, the fantasia and fugue in G minor by Bach orthe sonata in A major by Mendelssohn)
• Sight-reading (level of difficulty comparable to an early classical sonata).
Main subject Organ Improvisation
• Harmonization and transposition of given melodies (ad hoc)
• Polyphonic improvisation for two an d three voices in strict style/baroque style (after preparation)
• Improvisation with romantic stylistic devices (Cantabile, Fantasia etc.)
• Free improvisation on a given topic (ad hoc) Exam duration: 30 minutes
Both main subjects
Music theory (harmony and ear training); duration: approx. 1 hour; written test; it includes: identifying intervals, triads,
seventh chords including inversions, cadences and melodic sequences. Sample tests can be found here:
Good knowledge of general music theory is expected