Higher Studies in music

Stern Conservatory Berlin

The Stern Conservatory of Music was privately owned by Jews and was then brought into line under National Socialism, so that the owners were de facto expropriated in 1936. The institute was now called the Conservatory of the Reich capital Berlin.
Immediately after Berlin was conquered by the Red Army in 1945, classes were resumed by some teachers. In 1948 it was renamed the Municipal Conservatory and in 1950 the school added the addition of “formerly Stern Conservatory” to its name. In 1949 the company moved into rooms at Reichpietschufer 52-54, in 1955 the conservatory moved to the building at Bundesallee 1-12 in Wilmersdorf, in the former Joachimsthal’sche Gymnasium. The Berlin Musical Instrument Museum was temporarily housed there.

In February 1946 the composer Heinz Tiessen became director. After he resigned in 1949, the musicologist, writer, singer and composer Hans Joachim Moser took over this position in January 1950. There were protests against his appointment, as he was burdened both by his writings and by his work in Goebbels Propaganda Ministry. After Moser’s retirement in 1960, the musicologist and music critic Kurt Westphal became director in 1962


Harpsichord / fortepiano Bachelor 
Harpsichord / fortepiano master 
Orchestra instruments Bachelor (recorder) 
Instrumental soloist Master 
Orchestral musician Master 
Chamber Music Master (Ensembles) 
Master’s degree in conductingStudents acquire the ability to conduct any work or ensemble – from symphony orchestras to operas to oratorio. During their studies they have the opportunity to work with professional orchestras and ensembles.
Advanced Professional Training for ConductorsThis course is aimed at students beyond the master’s degree or at experienced conductors who would like feedback and support to further develop their artistic skills.
Jazz Bachelor 
Jazz arrangement / composition master 
European Jazz Master (EUJAM) 
Church music Bachelor 
Church music master 
Piano BA 
 MA Piano  
Bachelor composition 
Master composition 
BA and M.Ed. Teaching music at primary schools 
BA and M.Ed. Music teacher training at integrated secondary schools and grammar schools 
Music therapy master 
Musical / show 
young talent, music and singing 
Organ / Organ Improvisation Bachelor 
Organ / Organ Improvisation Master 
Organ / organ improvisation concert exam 
Sonic Studies MASound Studies and Sonic Arts is a low-residency, part-time postgraduate program, that is aimed at professionals working in the field of sound with a university degree or exceeding creative talent. The program serves to deepen theoretical and practical skills of audio related theory and practice, particularly in cultural studies, musicology, aesthetics, sound art, performance, architecture, design and media production.  The Sound Studies and Sonic Arts program is held in English and spans over three years with alternating phases of residency and off campus projects, concluding with a Master project and a degree in Master of Arts.
Sound EngineeringThe sound engineer course was switched from the previous diploma course to an eight-semester bachelor’s and two-semester master’s course in October 2012. The practice-oriented course is artistically and creatively oriented, with the three main emphasis on classical music, popular music and sound to picture.
Certificate coursesThe Berlin Career College offers further training in the inspiring environment of the Berlin University of the Arts. Artists, creatives and art lovers will find new impulses for personal and professional development in the certificate courses such as curating , creating dance in art and education , music therapy in a palliative context , artistic storytelling , and biographical-documentary theater . The Berlin Career College of the University of the Arts also offers further training courses on exhibition design as well as on art, work and bequests
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