Master's Degree 2023/24

Call for applications


Submission period

Wed Dec 28, 2022 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Wed Feb 15 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Wed Mar 15 at 05PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Application fee 50 €
The International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) and the University for Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt (HfMDK) offer a joint one-year master course in Contemporary Music designed for graduates in fields of instrumental playing (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass), composition, conducting and sound direction. The goal of the Master’s degree programme is to teach contemporary performing techniques and the notation and interpretation of contemporary music, as well as to develop an understanding for aesthetic concepts immanent to the works, gaining comprehensive knowledge of the musical repertoire of the 20th and 21st century. Students admitted to the course are awarded stipends by the IEMA e.V., the exact amount of which will be announced when the place is confirmed. The course will run from 1. October 2023 to 30. September 2024. Courses, lectures and events of the IEMA may also take place during semester holidays. In all fields the entrance exam takes place in two rounds, with the first round being conducted exclusively digitally/online. In the fields of instrumental playing and conducting, the second round takes place in presence in Frankfurt. In the fields of composition and sound direction, the second round also takes place digitally.

The deadline for applications is 15. February 2023. Please check for further information: