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Wettiner Platz 13, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Postfach 120039, 01001 Dresden, Germany
+49 351 492 3657
Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz/rock/pop, early music), orchestral and choral conducting, composition, theory, musicology, music technology, pedagogy. Bachelor of Education. In music education. Preparation for teaching music in schools but needs to be followed by a two-year Master program in education to gain the qualification.
Master of Arts: • in performance, opera performance, conducting, repetiteur training, theory, composition, musicology, eurhythmics. • in music education. Gives the qualification for teaching music in schools. Taken in collaboration with the Technische Universität, Dresden. Doctor of Philosophy. In historical and systematic musicology, theory, pedagogy.
Founded in 1856, this was the first education institution in Dresden to offer studies in music. The Hochschule gained its current name and status in 1959. There are departments of performance, jazz/rock/pop performance, conducting, repetiteur training, composition, musicology, contemporary music, pedagogy, music education, music medicine (health issues associated with music performance). Particular emphasis is placed on the education of singers and orchestral musicians. There are separate research institutes for musicology, new music, music theory, music medicine (for voice research involving medical staff), for electronic music (sound engineering) and for music teaching and learning. The opera program operates in collaboration with the Operndchorstudio der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, while the orchestral performance program is linked with the Kurt Masur Academy. Music education students are enrolled at the Technical University in Dresden but take their music studies at the Hochschule. The Hochschule has an Institute of Musicology engaged in research on the history of music in Dresden. The Heinrich-Schütz-Archiv is available for research into fifteenth and sixteenth century German music. An annual international musicology conference is held as part of the Dresden Music Festival. There is an attached secondary school (the Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Gymnasium) where students from year seven can take specialised music studies with teachers from the Hochschule. Language of instruction is German. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.