Succession procedure – IMCF and hKDM Auditions

The next dates for the Audtions you will find under Dates & Deadlines

In order to begin musical education at the IMCF / hKDM, the successful completion of the audition (entrance exam) is necessary.


The audition is divided into 3 sub-tests:

  • the main-instrument test
  • the music theory test
  • the ear-training test

A maximum of 24 points are given in each sub-test.

For the hKDM Bachelor Program and the hKDM International Program (B.A.), the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 14 points
Music Theory: 12 points
Ear Training: 12 points

For the IMCF Main Program, the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 12 points
Music Theory: 12 points
Ear Training: 12 points

For the IMCF Basic Program, the following points must be attained:

Main Instrument: 5 points
Music Theory: 5 points
Ear Training: 5 points

With the successful completion of the audition, the immediate entrance in the Basic program is possible. The IMCF Main Program and the hKDM Program begin Winter and Summer Semester.
The result of the audition (entrance exam) is valid for one year.

Application form

Download a general description of the auditions as pdf file

The application form for the auditions you find on www.hkdm.de/en/studies/application/

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