Multifaceted Educational Offering

  • 90 minutes weekly in an artistic core subject: accordion, voice, guitar, jazz instrument, piano, orchestra instrument (strings, woodwinds, brass, harp, percussion), as well as composition and music theory
  • Every 14 days general music lessons/ear training (90 minutes) optional at the Pre-College or at a location near the pupil’s home
  • 30 minutes weekly piano accompaniment
  • Chamber music lessons and projects
  • Required subject piano on request

Outstanding Instructors

The PreCollege faculty is made up of outstanding instructors and teaching faculty at the University of Music who have years of experience working with children and young people.

Goal Oriented Curriculum

Alongside the usual concentrations on instrumental or vocal instruction and general music lessons, the structured PreCollege curriculum offers the following:

  • A three-stage system with transfer examinations which ensures a control of achievement and motivation, but which avoids short-term stress
  • Regular recitals in public concerts in the University concert series, such as Saturday matinées, class evenings or other events at the University
  • For young singers, an extended period of study to allow their voices to mature
  • The possibility of receiving credit for work done as a pupil at the A-level, to be applied toward a full course of studies (Bachelor of Music)

Prerequisites for Admission

  • Proof of special artistic talent (qualifying examination)
  • A placement test in general music knowledge / ear training (B-level, A-level, Collegiate level) serves for placement at a performance level.
  • Entry is possible from the age of 10.
  • For application for the qualifying examination, a school certificate (singers excluded) and a form must be submitted.
  • The cut-off date for application is 31 March. The PreCollege studies begin in autumn.
  • The Information Day for PreCollege will take place every year on February (see website). There you will find detailed individual information.


  • C- and B-level collegiate pupils pay 300 € each semester (siblings: 150 €). A-level participants are full-time students and pay 300 € plus the fee for the Student Union (including the Semester Ticket).


You will find information about group events at the CAS-System. Individual sessions (for example, private lessons) are planned by personal arrangements with the instructor.

Student Advisory Service

You will receive professional student advising from professional instructors or from the Pre-College administration.


- for all messages to the PreCollege -

Mrs. Ulrike Goldbeck

The Administration of the PreCollege

Ulrike Goldbeck

Korrepetition (instrumental) | Klavier (PreCollege)
Building: Hofstallstraße, Room: H 005

Prof. Lutz Koppetsch

Saxophon | Fachgruppensprecher Holzblasinstrumente
Building: Hofstallstraße, Room: H 203

Prof. Dr. Christoph Wünsch

Präsident | Musiktheorie | stellv. Vorsitzender der Musikalischen Akademie
Building: Bibrastraße, Room: B 121