Artistic maturity examination
The artistic maturity examination is the final examination of an artistic training at a music college or music academy . The so-called artistic training precedes the artistic maturity examination . This is usually a postgraduate course that is usually completed by students who are very good in their major. However, it can also be completed by students who do not have a university entrance qualification or a degree if they have a correspondingly high entrance qualification (musical, technical, interpretive and theoretical level and the corresponding repertoire for the entrance examination - usually 3 to 4 works from different classical epochs of so-called “ serious music ” (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Impressionism / Expressionism, Modern / New Music)).
The aim of the course is to develop the skills and abilities to independently work out and perform a classical solo concert repertoire. When admitting to the artistic maturity course, the high technical level, stage suitability and artistic charisma must be clearly recognizable.
Passing the artistic maturity examination proves that the musician has special interpretative skills and excellent artistic skills in a certain musical subject (playing a certain musical instrument, singing, conducting, composing, etc.).
The next advanced level is the concert exam, to which a student is usually only admitted to the entrance exam with a minimum grade (usually in the one range).