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Käthe-Kollwitz-Ufer 97, 01309 Dresden, Germany
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Bachelor of Arts. Four years. Music studies include performance, choral, band and orchestral conducting, music history, popular music, church music, Gregorian chant, composition, aural skills, hymnology, liturgy, theology, music education (Preparation for teaching music in schools but needs to be followed by a two-year Master program in education to gain the qualification).
Master of Church Music. In choral and orchestral conducting, organ improvisation, piano, harpsichord, popular music, theory, aural skills, Gregorian chant. Leads to Church Music A qualification. If the music education program is taken it gives the qualification for teaching music in schools.
The Hochschule was established in 1949. The training covers both Catholic and Protestant rites. All students sing in the choir. Students are also trained to work with children’s activities (play groups, singing games, use of Orff instruments), and to work in community groups with little or no experience with music. On completion students earn the qualification for Church Music B. It has a library with a good collection of choral and instrumental music. There are seven practice organs as well as one large church organ.