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Street Address:

Platz der Demokratie 2/3, 99423 Weimar, Germany

Postal Address:

Postfach 2552, 99406 Weimar, Germany


+49 3643 555 188


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Music. Three years. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, contemporary music, early music, opera), choral and orchestral conducting, repetiteur training, composition, musicology, history of jazz and popular music, pedagogy, church music, music physiology. The study of music education is a preparation for teaching music in schools but needs to be followed by the two-year Master program to gain the qualification.


Graduate program


Master of Arts: • in performance, musical theatre, conducting, repetiteur training, composition, theory, musicology, cultural management. • in music education. Gives the qualification for teaching music in schools.

Institution Notes:

The School was founded in 1872 as an orchestra school. It gained its current name and status in 1956. There are four centres within walking distance of each other, one of them being the Altenburg, Liszt's home between 1848 and 1861. The School holds an archive of the music of Thuringia. An Institute for Music Medicine (Institut für Musikermedizin) was established in 2011. Facilities include a state-of-the-art electro-acoustic music studio which works in co-operation with the neighbouring Bauhaus University. The Liszt School and the State Orchestra at the German National Theatre in Weimar have formed an Orchestra Academy where graduate students work at advanced levels on performance and repertoire for opera and symphonic orchestras. There is an attached music high school (Music HighSchool Schloss Belvedere) whose pupils receive tuition from teachers of the Liszt School. The School of Music has organised a ‘Children’s University’ to provide music experiences to children from the age of 10 years. It has also organised a ‘German School of Music Weimar’ in South Korea’s Kangnam University in Yongin near Seoul at which a Korean-German four-year Bachelor’s degree with a major in music has been available since 2005 in the performance areas of piano, violin, ‘cello, flute and clarinet, with mutual exchange of students from both countries. Regular summer master classes in Weimar offer advanced training for strings, woodwind and brass players, singers and conductors. The School organises several international competitions: • the Louis Spohr Competition for young violinists; • the Joseph Joachim Chamber Music Competition; • the Franz Liszt Piano Competition; • the Bach/Liszt Organ Competition; • the Grotrian-Steinweg Competition for piano for school musicians. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

October 2021