Music (B.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:


Selection procedure via aptitude test.

Please note that you cannot combine Music (B.Ed.) with Fine Arts (B.Ed.).


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Music (M.Ed.)


Mainz School of Music


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

The artistic-educational and academic course B.Ed./M.Ed. Music at the Mainz School of Music prepares students for careers as music teachers at secondary school level.

The basic course of study with an artistic-educational career objective is the Bachelor of Education Music (teaching at secondary schools), which the Master of Education course follows on from as a requirement for teacher training.

Students choose an instrument or voice as their focal area and acquire skills in creating music independently to a high level. Full professors, assistant professors, and lecturers give individual and group lessons in various instruments and in voice. In addition to taking part in artistic lessons, students attend courses on music theory (auditory training, composition, arrangement) and (music history from historical and systematic perspectives). In music lessons and teaching practicals, they develop models for their subsequent careers and gain practical experience in typical school ensembles (brass, string and choir class). Ensemble practice (symphony orchestra, practice orchestra, choir, practice choir, jazz/rock/pop choir, big band) is part of both the Bachelor's and the Master's courses.

A high level of musical talent, which is assessed by the School of Music during a special application procedure (aptitude test), is required for completing the course successfully.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).