Admission and Educational Content

Applications are now being accepted for the following positions in the Orchestra Academy, commencing in the winter semester 2016/17:

  • Violin (2 positions)
  • Viola
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Percussion
  • Harp
  • Piano

Content of the four-semester course of study

  • Extensive orchestral experience acquired by 15 services per month with the Gewandhausorchester (in the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, the Oper Leipzig and the Thomaskirche)
  • Monthly bursary of €750
  • Individual tuition by members of the Gewandhausorchester
  • Regular chamber music coaching, rehearsals and public performances, mentored by professorial staff of the University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig

Please submit your application via

Application deadline: 15 February 2016

Entrance auditions: 29/30 March 2016 and 11-18 April 2016
Successful applicants in possession of a bachelor's degree or equivalent will be admitted to the Master's Class. Undergraduates will be admitted to the Academy Class and must, at the time of admittance, be enrolled at an institution of higher education. Age limit: 26 years (on 1 September 2016). In accordance with the Saxon Higher Education Autonomy Act (§ 12, AS 1), tuition fees are not levied for study in the Master's Class.