As a support for life-long and flexible learning, the University of Music Würzburg offers certificate programs in all areas of music. Central to this effort is the acquisition of artistic and pedagogical skills in another instrument (classical or jazz), vocal training, elementary music pedagogy, as well as in harmony or ear training. Also, parallel to an Bachelor‘s in Performance and Pedagogy or a teaching degree, students may pursue a certificate program from the 5th – 8th semester. The course of study is built methodically on the concept of self-qualification and self-organization. It is taught on an academic basis with decision orientation and then implemented in practice. The two-year program is organized in modules and can be completed while still holding down a job. Cooperative partners are regional and local music schools, the University for Applied Sciences Würzburg, the Association of German Music Schools, and the German Musicians Association (Tonkünstlerverband).