Wind and Percussion Instruments

Wind and Percussion Instruments

CONTACTS

Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Arno Steinwider-Johannsen
Johannesgasse 4a, 3rd Floor/Room 3.08, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 440
E-mail: a.steinwider-johannsen(at)muk.ac.at

Vice Head of Programme: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Thomas List
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 441
E-mail: t.list(at)muk.ac.at

TEACHERS

Flute:



Prof. Rudolf Gindlhumer
Univ.-Prof. Karl-Heinz Schütz
Alexandra Uhlig
Andrea Wild

Oboe:

Univ.-Prof. Thomas Höniger
Univ.-Prof. Ernest Rombout

Clarinet:

Univ.-Prof. Alexander Neubauer
Mag. Reinhard Wieser

Bassoon:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Marcelo Padilla
Prof. Michael Werba

Saxophone:

Michael Krenn, MA

Horn:

Univ. Prof. Gerhard Kulmer
Univ.-Prof.Peter Dorfmayr

Trumpet:


Univ. Prof. Peter Fliecher
Univ.-Prof. Roman Rindberger
Univ.-Prof. Karl Steininger

Trombone:

Univ.-Prof. Andreas Pfeiler
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Johannes Ettlinger

Tuba:

Mag. Paul Halwax

Recorder:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Thomas List
Univ.-Prof. Michael Posch

Percussion:

 

Mag.-Harald Demmer
Univ.-Prof. Anton Mittermayr
Univ.-Prof. Prof. Nebojša Živkovic

 

MAJOR SUBJECTS

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Recorder
  • Percussion

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder, Percussion

Bachelor's Programme
Duration: 8 semesters
Certificate: Bachelor of Arts
Minimum age: 17*
Recommended age limit: 24

Non-degree programme
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit

Preparatory course
(for highly gifted young students)

Age limit: 10—18*

Master's Programme
Duration: 4 semesters
Certificate: Master of Arts
No age limit


Certificate of Performance (CoP)
Duration: 2 semesters
No age limit



 


* Admissibility is based on the applicant’s age.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS BACHERLOR'S PROGRAMME

Successful passing of the following sections of the admission exam:
• Major Subject


Major Subject:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder

• Recital of a programme:
   2 - 3 works chosen by the applicant; (the degree of difficulty depends on the
   applicant's age and previous studies)
• Sight-reading
• Sight-singing of about 2 rows in major and/or minor scale
• Interview
• Optional content (e.g. replay of a melody, intonation exercise, improvisation)

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam.
Reciting on alternative instruments is possible, but not obligatory.
An accompanist is provided.

Percussion
• Recital of a programme (see below)
• Sight-reading
• Sight-singing about 2 rows in major and/or minor scales
• Interview
• Optional content (e.g. replay of a melody, intonation exercises, improvisation)

Artistic programme percussion:
The candidates have to prepare pieces for the instrument groups mallets, timpani and scare drums. Additionally the candidates can play on multipla percussion set-ups or dum sets.
Ideally the programme consists of 2 etudes (classical/rudimental) on the snare drum, 2 etudes (or short pieces) on 2-4 timpani, and 1 or 2 pieces for a mallet instrument (e.g. 1 piece for 2 mallets on the xylophone and for 4 mallets on the marimba or the vibraphone).
Further programme: Drum roll on the snare drum in different tempi, tuning the timpani to the piano with the standard A given.
Applicants are to bring their own scare to the entrance exam. Accompanists are provided by the university.

A further examination of auditory skills and knowledge of music theory will take place at the beginning of the first semester within a course of music theory and ear-traning. This is only for candidates that get accepted to the university.

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS MASTER'S PROGRAMME

The prerequisites for admission to the Master's programme is the successful completion of a bachelor's programme in the respective branch of study or an equivalent degree from an accredited postsecondary institution in Austria or abroad, proof of sufficient German language proficiency for candidates
whose native language is not German as well as the passing of the admission exam and the availability of a place in the programme.
To ensure equivalence admission to the master’s programme, the admission may be made contingent upon enrolment in supplementary courses or the subsequent submission of written papers.

The admission exam consists of the following sections:
• Major Subject

An accompanist is provided.


Major Subject:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Recorder
• Recital of a programme:
Applicants are to prepare at least 3 works from various stylistic periods (prepared programme of at least 30 minutes), instead of the third work, 5 orchestra excerpts or 1 chamber music work may be presented.
Family instruments are possible, compulsory for recorder; compulsory for saxophone: Alto saxophone and at least 1 family instrument.
• Sight-reading:
During the admission exam for the master's degree programme candidates are presented with a short piece to sight-read in order to ascertain their skills in this area.
• Interview

Percussion
• Recital of a programme (see below)
• Sight-reading:
During the admission exam for the master's degree programme candidates are presented with a short piece to sight-read in order to ascertain their skills in this area.

Artistic programme percussion:
Applicants have to prepare at least 4 pieces, of which at least 1 is for marimba, 1 is for timpani, and 1 is for snare drum. Other works can be for any percussion instruements (total playing time: at least 30 minutes).
The programme should represent the personal artistic abilities of the cnadidates; optionally special instrumental abilites can be factored in, like frame drums, congas, djembe, drum sets, bongos, maracas, etc.

Proof of German language proficiency: After successful completion of the admission exam, applicants whose native language is not German are to furnish the Admissions Office with proof of their proficiency in German at the A2/B1 level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). More information can be found on the info sheet "Proficiency in German".


ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS - NON-DEGREE PROGRAMME

• Successful passing of the examination in the major subject
• A recommendation of a teacher of a major subject (Wind and Percussion Instruments, Konservatorium Wien University) is desired.
• An examination of proficiency in German for applicants whose native language is not German

Major Subject:
• Recital of a programme: 2—3 works chosen by the applicant (the degree of difficulty depends on the applicant's age and previous studies)
• Sight-reading
• Interview

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam (except applicants for percussion instruments).
An accompanist is provided.

ADMISSION / ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS PREPARATORY COURSE

Successful passing of the admission exam:
• Major subject
• An examination of proficiency in German for applicants whose native language is not German

Major Subject:
• Recital of a programme: 2—3 works chosen by the applicant; (the degree of difficulty depends on the applicant's age and previous studies)
• Interview

Applicants are to bring their own music and instruments to the admission exam (except applicants for percussion instruments).