UdK Berlin offers a unique studying opportunity for highly gifted aspiring conductors: the Masters in Conducting and the Advanced Professional Training for Conductors.
The Studio-Orchestra of the Berlin University of the Arts is made up of selected students from the instrumental performance classes, who are usually also members of the UdK Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble works on a project basis as a orchestra for students of the UdK conducting program. It also presents workshop-performances for reading, rehearsing and recording new works by composition students, collaborations with the students of the sound engineering (tonmeister) program, and various chamber music projects.
Central to the study of composition is finding one's own musical voice and cultivating artistic means to articulate it. The UdK's unique program features special focus areas on intonation research / microtonality, compositional theory, experimental music theater, and sound organisation.
The course in sound engineering brings together a wide range of musical and technical aspects. Students learn about music history, theory of musical form, instrumentation and score-reading and study set works and different musical styles.