University of Music and Theater Munich

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Coordinates: 48 ° 8 ′ 46 ″  N , 11 ° 34 ′ 4 ″  E

University of Music and Theater Munich
founding 1846
Sponsorship state
place Munich
state Bavaria
country Germany
president Bernd Redmann
Students 1098 SS 2019
Employee about 300
including professors approx. 125, including approx. 35 honorary professors
University of Music and Theater
The branch of the university in Luisenstrasse

The Munich University of Music and Drama is one of the largest universities in the cultural sector in Germany . It was founded as the Royal Conservatory for Music in 1846 and has had its current name since 1998. Its current president is Bernd Redmann . The university is located in the former " Führerbau " of the NSDAP at Arcisstrasse 12 in the Munich art area . The university's branches are located in Luisenstrasse 37a (with “Reaktorhalle” and “Carl Orff Auditorium”), Wilhelmstrasse 19 (Ballet Academy), in the Prinzregententheater (theater professions) and in the Gasteig cultural center .

On August 1, 2008, the city's Richard Strauss Conservatory was integrated into the Munich University of Music and Theater.

Structure and training

In its eleven institutes and academies, the university provides training in all artistic and educational music professions and dance, in culture and music management, music journalism and theater professions - in cooperation with the August Everding Theater Academy .

There are the following institutes and academies:

  • Institute for artistic instrumental courses (with the areas of woodwinds, brass instruments, strings, plucked instruments, keyboard instruments, percussion, chamber music)
  • Ballet Academy
  • Institute for artistic singing and theater training
  • Institute for artistic-pedagogical courses (IGP, EMP, folk music)
  • Institute for School Music
  • Institute for Church Music
  • Jazz Institute
  • Institute for Historical Performance Practice
  • Institute for New Music, Composition and Conducting
  • Institute for Cultural Management and Media (a) Music Journalism / Media b) Cultural Management)
  • Institute for Musicology

Other facilities:

  • Youth academy for the promotion of gifted children
  • Music Pedagogical Institute for Teacher Training and Classroom Research (MILU)

The following choirs , orchestras and ensembles are permanent institutions of the university:


Central Singing School (from 1830):

  • Franz Löhle (director 1830–1837)
  • Georg Mittermayer (director 1837–1841)
  • Franz Lachner (director 1842–1843)

Royal Conservatory for Music (in the Odeons building , from 1846):

Royal Bavarian Music School (1867–1869 private, from 1874 public):

Royal Academy of Music (from 1892):

Staatliche Akademie der Tonkunst, Hochschule für Musik (from 1920; 1946 in the Maximilianeum , 1946–1957 in the Villa Stuck and the Larisch Villa, from 1957 in the “ Führerbau ” in Arcisstraße):

University of Music and Theater (from 1998):

  • Robert Maximilian Helmschrott (President 1998–1999, Rector 1999–2003)
  • Siegfried Mauser (Rector 2003–2007, 2007–2014)
  • Bernd Redmann (President since October 1, 2014)


  • Stephan Schmitt (Hrsg.): History of the University of Music and Theater Munich. From the beginning to 1945 ( musicological writings of the University of Music and Theater Munich, 1). Tutzing 2005.

See also

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. University management on (as of December 14, 2019).
  2. Federal Statistical Office: Students at Universities, SS 2019 , p. 46, accessed on May 21, 2020
  3. Munich University of Music and Theater as an employer , accessed on June 3, 2020.
  4. From the Central Singing School to the University of Music and Theater. University of Music and Theater Munich, accessed on December 23, 2012 .