Who can take part in the program?
The program is suitable for young musicians who plan to take an artistic-academic course at a German, or European, music academy and need to pass an entrance exam in order to do so.
Why should I do a year of study preparation at the Junge Musikakademie Hamburg?
The standards expected for entrance exams, as well as throughout a musical study program, are very high. The Junge Musikakademie Hamburg has an experienced and well-trained team of teaching staff who, besides their teaching duties, are also members of an orchestra or chamber music group. There is also a wide range of minor subjects on offer so that students can prepare for both the entrance exam and course in the best way possible.
What do I get taught on the program, what does the timetable look like?
Lessons are as follows: a 1.5-hour instrumental lesson in your major subject, a 45-minute instrumental lesson in your minor subject and 1.5 hours of composition and ear training. Students also get to take part in orchestras, choirs and chamber music ensembles. The study program is rounded off by seminars and workshops dealing with the topics of performance training, mental training for musicians, resonance and encouraging, among others. What’s more, we organise events in the field of music education. All in all, students will have 13 hours per week.
Is it possible to use practice rooms at the Junge Musikakademie Hamburg?
Students can use the rooms at the Junge Musikakademie Hamburg to practice during the morning.
What are the prerequisites for taking part in the study preparation program?
Students must pass an entrance exam before they can take part in the study preparation program. Applicants are tested on both their major and minor instrumental subjects, as well as on composition and ear training.
What is expected of me during the entrance exam?
The requirements for the individual parts of the exam for major and minor subjects are specified in the testing program.
Is it possible to take part in the program only with a major instrumental subject?
This has to be decided on a case by case basis and upon request. However, management specify that, in every case, applicants must pass all parts of the entrance exam in order to make sure that the training is of a certain level.
How can I enrol?
You can enrol on the course by completing our online registration form. This also tells you what documents you need in order to enrol.
When is the deadline for enrolment?
The deadline for enrolment is seven days before the date of the entrance exam. In exceptional cases, it may be possible to enrol at a later date upon request.
How long does the program last?
The program is spread across one year, from 1st September to 31st August of the following year.
How much does the study preparation program cost?
The study preparation program costs €450 a month. This can be paid in either monthly instalments, or as a lump sum before the program starts. Students who pay the lump sum will receive a 5% discount. There is a €40 administration fee to register for the entrance exam and a €160 registration fee to enrol on the course after the student has passed the entrance exam.
Which instruments can I study and where can I find information on the teaching staff?_
Please visit the Lecturers page to find out which instruments are on offer, as well as for more information on the teaching staff.
Does the program also include jazz & pop?
At the moment, it is only possible to study classical music, however we are working to include jazz & pop in the program in the future.
What type of qualification will I receive at the end of the program?
The aim of the program is not to receive a qualification, but to prepare students to take part in a recognised study program at a state-owned music academy or university.
Does the JMA provide a piano accompanist for the entrance exam?
Upon request, the management will decide on whether to provide a piano accompanist in each individual case.
Does the “Junge Musikakademie” have contacts at various universities?
The JMA has not yet established any partnerships. However, both the lecturers and management are well-connected across Northern Germany and, as such, have contacts at various music academies.
How high is the success rate for the program at the Junge Musikakademie Hamburg?
In the past, young musicians have left our establishment well-prepared for their subsequent entrance exams time and again. Why not visit our Testimonials page?LINK
Do I have to know German in order to pass the entrance exam?
Since all classes will be held in German, knowledge of the language is necessary, but for applicants who know only a little German at the moment of the entrance exam, language courses can be organized.