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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.