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Street Address:

Neues Haus, Emmichplatz 1, 30175 Hannover, Germany


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts. Three years. Music major studies include music history, media management, education for special needs. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz/pop/rock, early instruments, opera), choral, orchestral and band conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology, popular music, composition, church music, pedagogy, music education for elementary schools. A further two years of training are needed to gain the Licence to teach.


Graduate program


Master of Arts. In musicology, media and music, media management. Master of Music. In performance (classical, jazz/rock), opera performance, chamber music, conducting, repetiteur training, composition, theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, church music, pedagogy. Master of Education. In music education. For teaching in higher secondary schools. Doctor of Philosophy. In musicology, music education.


Diploma programs


Advanced Diplomas in performance, conducting, composition.

Institution Notes:

This University was formed in 1950 with the merger of the State School of Music and the Hanover Drama School. It gained its current name and status in 1978. It offers programs in music, drama, multimedia communication and media sciences. A joint bachelor’s degree program in music is offered between the University of Hanover and the Hanover University of Music. Institutes include Research in Music Education, Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, Early Music, Jazz, Rock and Popular Music, Journalism and Communication Research, New Music, Musicology, and Music and Gender Research. There is also a European Centre for Jewish music, as well as a Study Centre for World Music. The library houses a collection of German-language music teaching books since 1750 as well as the Laade Collection of ethnomusicological audio archives, one of the largest in the world, with traditional American music, folk and traditional songs of the German-speaking world, recorded musics of Estonia, Jewish peoples, Lithuania, Russia, Finland, Hungary, Albania, Norway and Bulgaria and access to the recorded sound collections of the Laboratoire d’Ethnomusicologie in Paris, the USA Library of Congress, the National Sound Archive of the British Library in London, the Ethnomusicological Archive of UCLA in California, the archives of traditional music at Indiana University in Bloomington and archives in Switzerland. The Hochschule organises a pre-Hochschule program of junior music studies at its Institute for Early Advancement of the Musically Highly Gifted. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

October 2021