Mainz University of Music

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University of Music Mainz at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
founding 1948
Sponsorship state
place Mainz
state Rhineland-PalatinateRhineland-Palatinate Rhineland-Palatinate
country GermanyGermany Germany
management Rector

Immanuel Ott

Vice Rectors

Students approx. 360

The Mainz University of Music is the only music university in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate . Like the Mainz Academy of Art, it belongs to the Johannes Gutenberg University . Both institutions enjoy a special status with extensive partial autonomy.


The university was founded in 1948 as the "State University Institute for Music" by Ernst Laaff and incorporated into the Johannes Gutenberg University in 1973 as the "Department of Music Education" . The state government of Rhineland-Palatinate decided on a special route within the German university landscape: instead of founding an independent music academy, artistic training was integrated into the university. The range of courses initially included the courses in music teaching at grammar schools , church music A and B and the state music teacher examination . With the establishment of further artistic courses in 1986, the name was changed to “Department of Music”. The Rhineland-Palatinate University Act of 2003 provides for a special status for artistic training, which was implemented in the basic rules of the Johannes Gutenberg University in 2004: the “Music Department” became the “University of Music”, which continues to be at Johannes Gutenberg University is located.

A new building for the music college was completed on campus in October 2008.


The merging of artistic practice, research and teaching gives the conservatoire a special profile: on the one hand, the artistic and music education courses are offered as at all conservatoires, on the other hand, the involvement in the university also results in a dialogue between art and science. Artistic, musicological, music pedagogical and other scientific study components are combined and weighted differently in the various study programs.

The university also works with numerous cultural institutions, in particular with the Mainz State Theater , the Hessian State Theater Wiesbaden , the Villa Musica State Foundation , the Peter Cornelius Conservatory of the City of Mainz and the Institute for Church Music of the Diocese of Mainz . The aim and result of this cooperation is the practical and professional training of the students.

Course offer

  • Prepayment

Bachelor courses:

  • Elementary Music Education (B. Mus.)
  • Jazz and Popular Music (B. Mus.)
  • Church music (B. Mus.)
  • Piano (B. Mus.)
  • Teaching degree in music at grammar schools (B. Ed. Music)
  • Opera and concert (vocals) (B. Mus.)
  • Orchestral instruments (B. Mus.)

Master and postgraduate courses:

  • Jazz and Popular Music (M. Mus.)
  • Church music (M. Mus. Or Diploma A)
  • Sound art composition (M. Mus.)
  • Piano (M. Mus.)
  • Teaching degree in music at grammar schools (M. Ed. Music)
  • Song accompaniment and répétiteur (M. Mus.)
  • Music theory (M. Mus.)
  • Orchestral instruments (M. Mus.)
  • Organ improvisation (M. Mus.)
  • Organ literature game (M. Mus.)
  • Voice (M. Mus.)
  • Concert exam (instrumental or voice)

Further education:

  • International Singing Summer School (Masterclasses Singing and Instruments, annually in September)
  • College for Early Music Baroque vocal (one-year contact study for concert and opera singers)
  • Teacher training as part of the Musical Children's University

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Coordinates: 49 ° 59 ′ 35.5 ″  N , 8 ° 14 ′ 12.1 ″  E