Bachelor of Music

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

An undergraduate degree for serious musicians – and thinkers.

The Barenboim-Said Akademie’s Bachelor of Music is a four-year, accredited undergraduate degree. The Bachelor of Music is offered in all orchestral instruments, piano, and composition.

The Bachelor of Music is intended for musicians who are looking for an undergraduate education that bridges intensive music performance studies with a strong grounding in the humanities.

Scholarship, stipends, and housing

There are no tuition or course fees for Bachelor of Music students.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Music at the Akademie receive a means-independent, non-repayable monthly grant. The grant amount is aligned with the maximum rate of the German Federal Law for Supporting Education, with a current rate in the 2017-18 year of EUR 735.00 per month, for every month of enrollment.

Additionally, all Bachelor of Music students enrolled at the Barenboim-Said Akademie are eligible for shared student housing, at no additional cost.

Who should apply?

  • Applicants to the Akademie’s Bachelor of Music should hold a diploma (or its equivalent) from a secondary school or high school at the time of enrollment.
  • Applicants from certain countries may need to have completed up to one year at a recognized institution of higher education.
  • If you are in your last year of high school, or your first year of an undergraduate music degree, the Bachelor of Music is likely the best fit for you.

How do I apply?

  • If the Bachelor of Music seems right for you, please view the pre-screening and audition requirements listed for your instrument below – make sure the repertoire that is required for the Bachelor of Music admissions process is a good match for your current skill and experience.
  • Go to the Apply page and click Apply Now. You will be redirected to SlideRoom, the Akademie’s application portal. Once you complete the registration, profile creation and sign-in process, select the Bachelor of Music application from the list of available options.


ADMISSIONS TIMELINE

05 October 2017
Application available online
02 February 2018
Application deadline for Artist Diploma
23 February 2018
Application deadline for Bachelor of Music and Preparatory Program
01 April 2018
Selected applicants notified of pre-screening and application decisions
April-May 2018
Auditions and interviews held in Berlin for invited applicants
15 June 2018
Applicants notified of results of auditions and interviews

PRE-SCREENING AND AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Bassoon
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.

Clarinet
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.


Double Bass
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Harp
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.

Oboe
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Piano
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Trumpet
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Viola
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Cello
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Composition
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Flute
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Horn
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Percussion
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Trombone
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Tuba
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.
Violin
Pre-screening and live audition requirements for the 2018-19 application are currently being updated. Please check back from Monday, 23 October 2017 for the full list of requirements by study program.