The origins of the Würzburg University of Music date back to 1804, making it one of the oldest music education institutions in Germany. With its three (from fall 2023 four) modernly equipped buildings, it is located in the centre of the city of Würzburg, which is known for its high quality of life, its diverse cultural life and its beautiful historic cityscape.
Dedicated lecturers from all over the world and a wide range of courses offer future professional music educators a professional education at the highest level.
The range of subjects is diverse and includes conducting, composition, all orchestral instruments, accordion, voice, guitar, piano, organ, saxophone and classical percussion. Special emphasis is given to the departments of Elementary Music Education, Historical Instruments, Jazz, Chamber Music, Church Music, and School Music. Scientific and music education subjects expand the practice-oriented range of courses. The Bachelor's and Master's programs are supplemented in the third cycle by the artistic master class and the possibility of an academic doctorate.
The supra-regional support of children with musical giftedness has a long tradition in Würzburg and is ensured in the PreCollege by a comprehensive teaching and learning offer.
Professional study and performance conditions are provided by the spatial equipment of the university. In addition to sufficient practice rooms, there are classrooms and seminar rooms equipped with valuable instruments, a large lecture hall, a multi-purpose room, two chamber music halls, the large concert hall with one of the five hyper-organs in existence worldwide, and the university's own theater. The extensive library, world-class recording studio, and experimental electronic music studio create an ideal environment for studying, experimenting, and developing individual ideas and creations.
The School of Music provides insight into the artistic development of its students in more than 250 public events each year. The choir, symphony and chamber concerts, two opera projects each year and numerous class evenings enrich the cultural life of the city of Würzburg and its region, as do the festivals "Early Music Days" and "New Music Days".
At the HfM Würzburg, people from different groups in society, from different regions, nations and cultural contexts work together. The culture of teaching and learning together is characterized by tolerance, mutual appreciation and diversity. The university is highly committed to intercultural dialogue. Consolidation and further development of regional and international cooperation are essential goals of its orientation.