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Training to become a Musical Performer - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) / Master of Arts (M.A.)

Requirements

For Admittance to the Bachelor's Degree Course, the following Requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Submission of the application together with all the required documents by the deadline. Transfer of the application fee of €30.
  • Passing the audition at the Theaterakademie August Everding

For Admittance to the Master's Degree Course, the following Requirements must be fulfilled:

  • First degree or equivalent qualification, acquired in Germany or abroad, in musical performance, singing, dance or acting, qualifying candidates for a profession in the field
  • Application by the deadline, enclosing all the required documents. Transfer of the application fee of €30 (only after passing stage 1 of the audition).
  • Passing the audition of the Theaterakademie August Everding

Application Deadlines

Bachelor of Arts

The deadline for the application process for the start of studies for the summer semester 2023 has already passed (application deadline: October 9, 2022).

The qualifying examinations for the start of studies for the summer semester 2024 are as follows:

11/23/2023 EP Level I
24.11.2023 EP Level I
25.11.2023 EP Level I (optional, depending on the number of applications)

07.12.2023 EP Stage II
08.12.2023 EP Stage II

09.12.2023 EP Stage III

The application portal is expected to open in May 2023.

Master of Arts

The three-semester master's program will begin in the winter semester. Next start of studies is September 2023.
Application deadline: June 06, 2023

The aptitude tests for the start of studies in the winter semester 2023 are as follows:

Aptitude test stage I: Examination of the documents. Invitation to stage II based on passing stage I.
Aptitude test stage II: 03.07.2023

 

List of Documents to be submitted

Bachelor of Arts

Please note: All application documents are submitted exclusively online via the portal
All documents/information are requested or uploaded in the application portal.
The application portal will open in May 2023.

Application form with curriculum vitae in table form

  • Copy of birth certificate or copy of identity card
  • Copy of the last school report
  • Passport photo with name (see application form)
  • Repertoire list (to be submitted in seven copies only on the day of the examination)
  • a general medical certificate (not older than 6 months)
  • Proof of the paid registration fee of € 30,00 (copy of bank statement or cash deposit slip)

Curriculum Vitae (Sample)

Data protection information in connection with aptitude test applications

Master of Arts

The application procedure for the Master of Arts in Musical Studies starting in the winter semester 2023 will be activated on 15.03.2023. The submission of all application documents takes place online via the portal

  • Completed application form
  • Copy of your identity card
  • Copy of the last school report
  • Tabular curriculum vitae
  • Medical certificate on the current state of health, health suitability and physical fitness for the requirements of the training as a musical performer (not older than 6 months)
  • Phoniatric certificate or detailed certificate from an ear, nose and throat specialist (not older than 6 months)
  • Copies of other academic or professional qualifications
  • If applicable, enrollment certificate from the current university
  • Letter of motivation (approx. one page)
  • Upload of a video with self-sung musical works of own choice (playing time at least 15 minutes; at least one musical scene with choreography and dialogue)

For the Qualifying Examination Level II you also need to bring:

  • Copy of the transfer of the registration fee (30 €)
  • Completed repertoire list with the prepared program (ten vocal numbers and three acting monologues)

Curriculum Vitae (Sample)

Data protection information in connection with aptitude test applications

Aptitude Examination Procedure

Bachelor of Arts

The audition has three stages: audition stages I, II and III. Candidates must pass stage I of the audition in order to be admitted to stage II. Candidates must pass the audition at stage II in order to be admitted to stage III of the audition.

Auditions I – III

The test takes place in the classrooms of the Theaterakademie at the Prinzregententheater, Prinzregentenplatz 12 in Munich.

The following shall be prepared for the audition:

  • at least five songs (at least one of which is in English); 
    • of which a.) one is a scene from a musical; 
    • of which b.) four are other songs (no more than one song that is not from a musical)
    • one folk song a cappella (in a key of your choice)
    • one choreography of your own of at least one minute in length
    • at least one dramatic monologue in German
    • one short prose text or one poem (all learnt by heart)
    • two instrumental pieces played either on the piano or on an instrument to be brought along by the candidate
    • in addition, elementary knowledge of music theory/aural skill will be tested at stage III (recognising intervals, basic knowledge of harmony).

Seven copies of a written list of the candidate’s repertoire are to be submitted to the Examination Commission the day the audition takes place!


The following applies to all rounds of the examination:


Academy pianists are available. There is also the possibility to bring your own pianist along, however.

The music (neatly bound and clearly legible; transposed if necessary) shall be brought to all rounds of the examination by candidates themselves.

Dance or training clothes are required for the movement tests.

For the candidate's own choreography, a recording of the music is to be brought along (on CD or cassette). 

 

Audition stage I

At stage I of the audition, the applicant may choose which piece to present first. The Examination Commission may interrupt the candidate and decides on further presentations. If one of the songs, the monologue, the poem or the choreography is not prepared at all or is only partially prepared, stage I of the audition will be assessed to be a "fail". The dance examination takes place within a group. Passing stage I of the audition entitles the candidate to take part in stage II of the audition.



Audition stage II

The Examination Commission selects the items to be presented. The Examination Commission sets tasks to test candidates' vocal and musical abilities and acting fantasy and scenographic intelligence. If one of the songs, the monologue, the poem or the choreography is not prepared at all or is only prepared in part, stage II of the audition will be assessed to be a "fail".  A musical choreography is prepared within a group. Passing stage II of the audition entitles the candidate to take part in stage III of the audition.

Audition stage III

  1. Performance of a song from a musical chosen by the Examination Commission from the material the candidate brings along
  2. Group improvisation of a stage play
  3. Choreography from the audition stages I and II without further rehearsal
  4. Instrumental performance
  5. Music theory/aural skills

The Examination Commission has no obligation to examine applicants on all points. Guidance cannot be given!

Decision on admission to the course of studies:

Applicants are informed of the results of the examination rounds at the end of each round. This also applies to admission to the course of studies. As a rule, if an applicant fails the audition, it may be repeated once.

The regular period of studies leading to the award of a Bachelor of Arts degree is six semesters.
The first two semesters are deemed to be a probationary period within the meaning of the Statutes of the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (University of Music and Theatre Munich) of 13 March 2001.

Master of Arts

The three-semester master's program will begin in the winter semester. Next start of studies is September 2023.

Application deadline for the qualifying examination is 06.06.2023.

The aptitude test is divided into two stages.

Aptitude procedure stage I: Examination of the documents. Invitation to stage II based on passing stage I.
Suitability procedure stage II: 03.07.2023

Failure to pass the suitability procedure of stage I as well as the suitability or invitation to stage II is made by a written notice.


The first stage of the suitability procedure is the submission of the application documents.


The second stage of the aptitude test consists of a practical examination (duration: approx. 20 minutes). Applicants must prepare the following (by heart)

  • ten vocal numbers from different musical styles with a total duration of at least 30 minutes (at least three numbers each in German and English; at least two vocal numbers with choreography; at least one hit song; at least one chanson; at least two up tempo; at least two ballads)
  • additionally one choreography of free choice (if necessary with singing) and style (duration: at least one minute; the music can be played from a sound carrier [CD or MC])
  • three acting monologues in staged performance (at least one classical and at least one modern acting monologue; at least two acting monologues in German).

The board of examiners selects the works to be performed. If one of the above-mentioned works is not prepared or only partially prepared, the aptitude test will be graded as "failed".

The examination board may also set practical improvisation tasks from the fields of dance, music and acting in order to test the applicants' improvisational talent (ability to change, to get involved in given work tasks, to change practiced behavior patterns).

Seven copies of the program chosen by the applicants must be submitted in writing to the examination committee before the start of the examination.

The Theaterakademie provides piano accompanists; own piano accompanists are permitted. In any case, applicants must bring their own sheet music for the piano accompaniment.

In addition, a short musical choreography will be worked out with the applicants during the examination. This exam will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Movement talent
  • ability to express oneself artistically and in dance
  • ability to rehearse complex, staged movement sequences

Application fees

Application fees Bachelor of Arts

A fee of €30 is charged for taking part in the audition. 

Please transfer the amount to the following account before the application deadline and enclose evidence of the transfer with your application (copy of the statement of account or of cash payment).

Account of the Bayerische Theaterakademie at the Bayerische Landesbank:
IBAN: DE75 700500000001190315
BIC: BYLADEMM

Please ensure that you include the following reference:
Bayerische Theaterakademie Gebühren für Eignungsprüfung (Musical) 7032 011 04-9  156501-9 (i.e. audition fee).

Application fees Master of Arts

A fee of €30 is charged for taking part in stage II of the audition. 

Please transfer the amount after passing stage I of the audition to the following account and enclose evidence of the transfer with your application for stage II of the audition (copy of the statement of account or of cash payment).

Account of the Bayerische Theaterakademie at the Bayerische Landesbank:
IBAN: DE75 700500000001190315
BIC: BYLADEMM


Please ensure that you include the following reference:
Bayerische Theaterakademie Gebühren für Eignungsprüfung (Musical) 7032 011 04-9  156501-9 (i.e. audition fee).

Semester Fees

No tuition fees have been charged since the winter semester of 2013/2014.

However, a basic fee of ?142.40 is charged each semester. This amount comprises the student union contribution (?75) and the solidarity contribution for the public transport semester ticket (?67.40).

Further information on the Munich public transport semester ticket is available here.

Student Guidance Helpline

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Tel. +49 (0)89 982478-17

 

Please note:

All application documents are submitted exclusively online via the portal
All documents/information are requested or uploaded in the application portal.

The portal for the Master's application will be activated in spring 2023!