Nuremberg University of Music

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Nuremberg University of Music
founding 1998
Sponsorship state
place Nuremberg
state Bavaria
country Germany
president Christoph Adt
Students 388 WS 2012/13
Professors 30th
University of Music Nuremberg (2018)

The Nuremberg University of Music , formerly the Nuremberg-Augsburg University of Music , was founded in 1998 by merging the Meistersinger Conservatory in Nuremberg and the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg .


The Meistersinger Conservatory goes back to a municipal singing school initiated by Johannes Scharrer in 1821 . In 1883 it became the municipal music school, which Carl Rorich had expanded into a full-fledged music school since 1914 . Since 1919 it had the status of a municipal music conservatory (1939 state music school, 1972 specialist academy for music and Meistersinger Conservatory).

The Leopold Mozart Conservatory has been a specialist music academy since 1973. It emerges from a private music school founded in 1873, which was taken over by the city of Augsburg in 1922 and was named Leopold Mozart Conservatory in 1948.

The university was previously run by a municipal association formed by the cities of Nuremberg and Augsburg as well as the districts of Middle Franconia and Swabia . The Free State of Bavaria contributed to the financing.

With the establishment law of May 6, 2008, the university was transferred retroactively to January 1, 2008 under state sponsorship. The previous association was dissolved: Nuremberg is being expanded into an independent and full-fledged music college. Most of the Augsburg department was transferred to the new Leopold Mozart Center at the University of Augsburg .

The university building, which originally housed the Sebastianspital (also called "Lazarett" in the 16th century), actually did not meet the requirements of a music college. During the renovation, which began in April 2014, in addition to preserving the building fabric, the rooms were redistributed and soundproofed. There was also a large concert hall in the courtyard. Finally, the kitchen of the NürnbergStift, which was still in the basement of the university, was outsourced.

Well-known graduates and lecturers of the Meistersinger Conservatory

Werner Andreas Albert (conductor), Karl-Friedrich Beringer (choir director), Bernhard Böttner (pianist, piano methodologist), Volker Blumenthaler (composer), Hans-Günter Brodmann (drummer), Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender (singer, director), Brigitte Fassbaender ( Singer, director), Frieda Fronmüller (composer), Klaus Graf (saxophonist), Heinrich Hartl (composer), Ernst Häublein (composer), Peter Herbolzheimer (trombonist, bandleader), Stefan Hippe (accordionist, composer), Monika Hofmann (trombonist) , Willi Horváth (violinist), Iva Ionova (singer), Siegfried Jerusalem (singer), Thomas Königs (guitarist), Wilfried Krüger (horn player), Karsten Küsters (singer), Paulo Morello (guitarist), Gottfried Müller , Peter Mussbach (director ), Karola Obermüller (composer), Claus Ogerman (composer and arranger), Vivienne Olive (composer), Günter Priesner (saxophonist), Veronika Priesner (elementary music education), Joachim Roller (church musician), Peter Sadlo (drummer), Hans-Ludwig Sc hilling (composer), Karl Schmitt-Walter (singer), Hermann Schwander (percussionist), Uwe Strübing (composer).

Well-known graduates and lecturers of the Leopold Mozart Conservatory

Anja Augustin (singer), Annette Beck (singer), Eva Bernard (singer), Measha Brueggergosman (singer), Dorothea Chryst (singer), Werner Egk (composer, conductor), Julia Fischer (violinist) , Jon Geoffry Goldsworthy (singer) , Christoph Hartmann (oboist), Gregor Heuser (composer), Wilfried Hiller (composer), Georg Hörtnagel (double bass player), Thomas Königs (guitarist), Harald Lillmeyer (guitarist), Monika Rebholz (singer), Ulrich Reß (singer), Magda Schneider (actress, singer), Anja Schütz (singer), Ernő Sebestyén (violinist), Irmgard Seefried (singer), Gerhard Siegel (singer), Georg Thauern (singer), Edith Wiens (singer), Robert Wörle (singer).


Panoramic view from the south with Wöhrder See (far left), the construction of the Wasserwelt Wöhrder See (right next to it), the building of the former Sebastian Hospital (center) and the old university building (far right).

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Christoph Adt is the new President in 2017
  2. ↑ Number of students Students and first-year students by type of university, federal state and university, WS 2012/13. (PDF) Federal Statistical Office, pp. 66–113; Retrieved November 3, 2013
  3. ^ University of Music Nuremberg - Reconstruction and renovation of the former Sebastianspital Veilhofstraße 34. (No longer available online.), archived from the original on October 26, 2014 ; Retrieved October 26, 2014 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 27 ′ 31 "  N , 11 ° 6 ′ 31.3"  E