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Study Musicology, Music Pedagogy in Germany

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Would you like to learn about the characteristics of certain musical styles or the evolution of music? Are you interested in the relationship between music and culture, society, or politics? Or do you maybe want to become a music teacher? The field of study of musicology and music pedagogy will offer you comprehensive knowledge of music with a focus on theoretical, historical, and didactic aspects.


66 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master

German, English

2-8 Semesters

What content can I expect

The following areas of study are included in musicology and music pedagogy:

  • Ethnomusicology deals with the role of music in societies and cultures around the world. In this context, you also examine political, ideological, and ecological issues.
  • Music history focuses on musical styles of the past and the evolution of music.
  • Music pedagogy is primarily concerned with the learning of music and didactics in music. Accordingly, this area teaches you basic educational theories and practical skills.
  • Courses of study in music theory cover music-theoretical methods and discourses as well as the analysis of compositional techniques and musical styles.
  • Musicology, on the other hand, is a liberal arts degree that deals with the various aspects and characteristics of music, in the past and present, especially in the context of history and culture.

After completing your studies, and depending on your specialisation, you can apply for jobs in educational or cultural institutions, in publishing houses, in radio stations, in facilities for young people or senior citizens, or in cultural management.

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