The study of Elementary Music
The study of elementary music and its didactics offers the opportunity to express oneself in a variety of ways on different instruments, with the voice and in movement. Learners and teachers deal with the different forms of artistic expression in music, language and movement. This involves an examination of the goals, content and methods of making music together, improvisation, performance and creation. Artistic design work plays an important role in various contexts.
In Münster, students are practically involved from the very beginning. The long-standing cooperation with the UKM-KiTa Niki de St. Phalle offers students the opportunity to get directly involved in musical collaboration with a group of children. The focus is always on the child with its individual abilities and skills. Basic musical phenomena form the starting point for experimenting, exploring, improvising and creating, both here and in the other forms of elementary music education. Practical experience in vocal ensemble conducting in cooperation with the Cathedral Singing School of the Diocese of Münster or in cooperation with groups of senior citizens are essential bridges for experiencing music with people in a group. Cooperations with the Theater Münster and other educational institutions in the Münsterland region offer students practical fields that are developed during the course of study.
The study of elementary music is done in combination with the study of another artistic major. By acquiring the corresponding didactic competencies, graduates are qualified to teach both elementary music and an instrument or voice.
The study at a glance
Degree: Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.)
Duration of study: 8 semesters standard period of study
Artistic design: Elementary music
Artistic major: instrument/vocals freely selectable (including pop music/pop vocals)
Minor: artistic minor: instrument/vocals freely selectable
Course content: Artistic design/EM, teaching practice, music-language-movement, movement basics, early musical education, specialized didactics EMP, didactics and teaching practice music in elementary education, ensemble conducting vocal, breath-voice-sound, voice training, breath- and speech training, ensemble conducting instrumental, elementary arrangement, concert mediation, dance, group improvisation, taketina, body percussion and percussion playing.
Director of studies: Annalouise Falk
Instructors: All faculty in the elementary music program
The career start
Students of elementary music and its didactics often find their way into the professional market during their studies. The professional fields that are open to graduates of Elementary Music are diverse and demanding. They are active as solo artists in the field of performance, either independently or in various employment relationships. Furthermore, the fields of employment range from music school teachers, to employment in educational and care institutions for people of all ages, to church, municipal and private institutions, to cooperation projects with general education schools or intersections with social and concert pedagogy in multi-professional teams.
We would be very pleased to hear from you personally and are available for a personal study consultation. A job shadowing is also possible.
Studies always begin in the winter semester. The possibility to register for the aptitude test can be found here.
If you have any questions about the Elementary Music program, please contact Barbara Plenge, Associate Dean for Studies and Teaching, by phone (+49 251 8327465) or by e-mail. - We are looking forward to meeting you!