Karlsruhe University of Music

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Karlsruhe University of Music
founding 1971
Sponsorship state
place DEU Karlsruhe COA.svg Karlsruhe
state Baden-WürttembergBaden-Württemberg Baden-Württemberg
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Hartmut Höll
Students 648 WS 2012/13
Employee 226
including professors 200 (including lecturer)
Website hfm-karlsruhe.de
Gottesaue Castle

The Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe - University of Music is a university institution supported by the state of Baden-Württemberg for the artistic and scientific professional training of musicians, composers, musicologists, music journalists and for music / computer technology.


The beginning of the University of Music dates back to 1812. At that time, a private initiative supported by the city of Karlsruhe was the first to set up a "musical educational institute for wind instruments" and two years later a "singing institution". These were expanded in 1837 to a "music training facility", in which teaching was based on fixed curricula with state and municipal funding. In 1910 it merged with the “Grand Ducal Conservatory”, which was founded in 1883 by Heinrich Ordenstein . The resulting institute was named the "Badische Hochschule für Musik" in 1929. In 1971 the university was taken over by the state of Baden-Württemberg and transferred to the "State University for Music Karlsruhe". It has had its headquarters in Gottesaue Castle in Karlsruhe's Oststadt since 1989 . The Karlsruhe University of Music is attended by around 650 students and is supervised by a faculty made up of around 70 full-time professors or teaching staff and around 185 lecturers (as of 2013).

Training subjects

  • Artistic teaching post at grammar schools (school music)
  • Diploma composition
  • Bachelor Arte / Magister Arte for instrumental music, singing, conducting, opera
  • MA piano chamber music, song composition, accompaniment for historical keyboard instruments
  • BA / MA music journalism for radio and multimedia
  • BA KulturMediaTechnologie (in cooperation with Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences - Technology and Economics )
  • BA / MA musicology / music informatics
  • Soloist exam
  • Supplementary study


With the ComputerStudio, the university has a well-equipped studio complex for computer music. It consists of several project studios, audio / video and VR labs, seminar and performance rooms. The BA / MA "Music Journalism for Radio and Multimedia" and BA CultureMediaTechology courses operate their own radio program. The program of the institute LernRadio, Der Junge Kulturkanal , broadcasts 45 hours a week from the university's own broadcast studio and broadcasts the web TV student magazine ExtraHertz weekly on Rhein-Neckar television , on Baden TV and via the Internet .

In the spring of 2013, the multimedia complex with the institute wing, concert hall and new broadcast studio for the learning radio was moved to Campus One Karlsruhe .

Persons associated with the university

Lecturers, professors (selection) Well-known graduates (selection)


Web links

Commons : University of Music Karlsruhe  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  1. http://www.hfm-karlsruhe.de/hfm/02-wir-ueber-uns/01-geschichte.htm
  2. ^ Karlsruhe University of Music: Prof. Hartmut Höll. Retrieved December 14, 2019 .
  3. Federal Statistical Office: Number of students undergraduate and graduate students by type of university, state and university, WS 2012/13, pp. 66–113. on destatis.de (accessed November 3, 2013)
  4. Joachim Draheim: Educational institutions. in: Karlsruhe music history. Info Verlag, Karlsruhe 2004, ISBN 3-88190-357-7 , p. 45.
  5. ^ Schloss Gottesaue at karlsruhe-tourismus.de, accessed on February 21, 2014.
  6. History on hit-karlsruhe.de, accessed on February 21, 2014.
  7. Training goal compositional freedom in: Neue Musikzeitung. 4/99 - 48th year. Bosse Verlag, Regensburg / Munich 1999, ISSN  0944-8136 .
  8. ^ Institute for New Music and Media - ComputerStudio. In: Karlsruhe University of Music. Retrieved February 25, 2019 .
  9. Website on jungerkulturkanal.de
  10. Website on extraertz.de
  11. ExtraHertz ( Memento from February 25, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) on baden-tv.com from February 7, 2014

Coordinates: 49 ° 0 ′ 16.4 "  N , 8 ° 25 ′ 38.1"  E