As a third cycle, students may apply for the Meisterklasse, which, when completed, is the equivalent of a doctorate. As a requirement for acceptance, the applicant must pass a demanding qualifying exam on a high level.
For the Meisterklasse, which is pursued over four semesters, there will be a limited number of places available.
The degree for the Meisterklasse consists of three separate concert examinations with the following contents:
- Mixed repertoire (including chamber music)
- Solo concert
- Public recital