International Ensemble Modern Academy – Masters Degree Programme at the Frankfurt University of Music and the Performing Arts

International Ensemble Modern Academy – Masters Degree Programme at the Frankfurt University of Music and the Performing Arts

supported through scholarships from the International Ensemble Modern Academy

In 2006, the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in conjunction with the University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main (HfMDK) launched a one-year master course “Contemporary Music” for young musicians of outstanding potential in the fields of instrumental playing (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass), composition, conducting and sound directing.

Students admitted to the course are awarded scholarships by the IEMA, for which a separate contract is concluded. The exact amount will be announced with the invitation for the auditions.

The course will run from 1. October 2017 to 30. September 2018. Events (rehearsals and concerts) of the IEMA may also take place during semester holidays.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2017 (arrival at university!).

Entrance exam
Stage one of the selection is based on the submitted material only. Only Candidates selected in the first stage by a jury of Ensemble Modern will be invited to Frankfurt for the second stage. The auditions for the second stage will take place at the HfMDK in Frankfurt/Main April 3 and 4, 2017.

All applicants submit the following material until February 15, 2017, to the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main:

  • registration form
  • Curriculum vitae and photo
  • copies of school / university diplomas
  • statement about your motivation, personal expectations and target
  • audio or audio-visual material demonstrating your current level of performance skills.
  • payment document which shows you transferred the admission fee of Euro 50,-

Before applying for the entrance examination a fee of 50.00 euros must be paid into the University account (Frankfurter Sparkasse, account number: 200 138 081, bank identification number: 500 502 01; IBAN: DE23 5005 0201 0200 1380 81; SWIFT-BIC: HELADEF1822) Applications will only be accepted after payment has been received.

For further details on prerequisites please refer to the study regulations.


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