Suitability test

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To enter the music teacher training program, you must pass an aptitude test at the University of Kassel. In the aptitude test you demonstrate your previous education and your potential for development on a chordal instrument and in singing, as well as another instrument if necessary. We do not require artistic excellence, but we do require careful preparation that shows that you meet the requirements of the intended profession.

Dates and procedure

Application procedure for the aptitude test for music

Step-by-step list for the application process.

Application procedure for the aptitude test for music: Forward

Examination dates 2024

The aptitude test will take place on June 14 and 15, 2024.
The application deadline is 30.04.2024. Extended until 15.05.2024

Examination regulations for the qualifying examination

Statutes for determining artistic aptitude in the subject of music.

Examination regulations for the qualifying examination: Forward

Exemplary requirements for the teaching profession at grammar schools

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Teachers provide information about the procedure and content of the aptitude test for music.

Contents and exercises

Artistic-practical part

Instrumental playing and singing

In the practical part of the aptitude test, you will present yourself in the areas of singing, piano and instrumental playing, depending on the school level and artistic main subject chosen. Information on the respective possible subject combinations and detailed descriptions of the requirements can be found in the information sheets.

Expert discussion

The commission will conduct an interview with you in which you will explain your motivation for studying to become a teacher with music as a subject. You can talk about your musical preferences and experiences and, if applicable, your own pedagogical activities (choir work, rehearsals in the youth orchestra, band work, etc.). In addition, the commission would like to know something about your artistic and musical interests as well as music-related knowledge. By presenting your knowledge of the works you performed in the instrumental examination, we will enter into conversation about general musical questions.

Music theory part

Preparation weekend

Music student Paolina Aquilino provides information on how you can prepare for the aptitude test.

Appointment and advice

In the run-up to the aptitude test, the student council offers a preparation weekend every year.

Date: May 17/18, 2024

You will receive further information upon receipt of your application