Historical Performance Practice

Master’s Degree Programme

Deadline for admission examinations for the winter semester 2020/21: 29. May 2020
  • Degree programme type: Master programme
  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Extent: 120 ECTS
  • Graduation as a: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Prerequisite: successful entrance examination as well as successful prior completion of a relevant BA or equivalent diploma programme
Central artistic subjects
  • Voice: María Cristina Kiehr, Michael Schade
  • Violin: Hiro Kurosaki
  • Violoncello: Dorothea Schönwiese
  • Baroque Guitar & Vihuela: Pierre Pitzl
  • Flauto Traverso: Gertraud Wimmer
  • Recorder: Carsten Eckert, Rahel Stoellger
  • Oboe: Emma Black
  • Harpsichord & Basso Continuo: Erich Traxler, Augusta Campagne, Wolfgang Glüxam

The Master’s degree program HPP at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna serves to deepen and supplement the scientific and artistic vocational training on the basis of technical bachelor studies or other equivalent preliminary studies.
The HPP master’s program is aimed at instrumentalists and singers who specialize in music from the 17th to the 19th century and who want to use “historical” instruments or singing techniques belonging to these periods. The central content is the acquisition of practical-technical skills, artistic and interpretive skills and historical and scientific knowledge in a closely related, integrated way.