The “Pop and World Music” course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music is available in two forms:
- a vocal course for singers
- an instrumental course for guitarists, bass players, pianists, saxophonists, and percussionists.
What makes this course at Rostock so special is that the main subject focuses not only on pop styles but is almost equally weighted towards classical music! This makes the course the only one of its kind in Germany.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
You are keen to make music your career. Perhaps you’re not yet sure what style you prefer… focusing solely on “classical” music might be too monotonous, concentrating on pop, rock, jazz or other styles might be too superficial…so you are looking for a course which combines a lot of different things. Or, after many years spent playing in various bands, you may suddenly find that studying classical music would open up a whole new horizon!
You have already… ... undergone a lengthy period of musical training in guitar, piano, bass, saxophone, percussion or singing, for example in the classical style, and have also gained experience in the pop, rock or jazz genres. Or was it the other way round…? No matter!
You would like to… ... … explore and improve your vocal or instrumental skills – in any style. You would also like to improve your knowledge of music, music history, instruments etc. and acquire the necessary theoretical basis.
What’s more… ... … you want to work creatively as a musician, compose your own music… … and of course keeping with the times by using computer sequencing and music printing programs, compile your own playbacks, gain your first studio experience by recording your own songs…
You could also imagine… ... … working as a music teacher, and are therefore looking for an excellent course of training. You want to teach your future pupils a repertoire encompassing all kinds of music from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Billy Joel, from George Frideric Handel to Ivan Lins or from Cole Porter to Yousson N'Dour, to name just a few examples. We want… …to encourage everyone who wants to undergo an extensive course of study in “Pop and World Music” and expand their musical horizons by undergoing a course of classical training to apply to Rostock.
Four years, 240 ECTS-credits
This course will open up additional career opportunities on the freelance market, because you will be able to do justice to many different musical genres, giving you a versatility which will put you in great demand. Most graduates also work as music teachers; the solid educational foundation we offer is excellent preparation for this type of work.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APTITUDE TEST
Music cannot be studied unless certain requirements are fulfilled: we too insist on a corresponding level of basic musical training. Applicants will be examined in their main subject, i.e. in pop and classical music; the aptitude test will also evaluate their knowledge of music theory and aural training. They must also give a short performance at the piano, even if they are not primarily pianists.
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Last updated February 11, 2018