Saar University of Music

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Saar University of Music
founding 10/20/1947
Sponsorship state
place Saarbrücken
state SaarlandSaarland Saarland
country GermanyGermany Germany
Rector Jörg Nonnweiler
Students approx. 450 WS 2019/20
Professors 40


The Saar University of Music (HfM Saar) in Saarbrücken was founded in 1947 as the "State Conservatory Saarbrücken" (Conservatoire de Sarrebruck) based on the model of the Conservatoire de Paris . The first location was the Villa Lambert in the Saarbrücken district of Rothenbühl. After the institutes for Catholic church music (1951) and school music (1952) were established, the conservatory was admitted to the group of West German music academies and as the ninth member of the Rectors' Conference after the Saarland was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany in 1957 .

In 1971 the Saarbrücken University of Music was transferred to the Saarland sponsorship and moved to a new building on Bismarckstraße in downtown Saarbrücken. In 1974 an organ by Johannes Klais ( Bonn ) was inaugurated in the concert hall of the University of Music . In 1987 the university was given the use of the Saarbrücken Castle Church . A year later, the extension of the university (based on a design by the architect Karl Hanus ) on Bismarckstrasse was completed.

After the establishment of a new "Acting" course in 1990, the name of the university was set in 1994 as "Saarland University of Music and Theater". In 1995 a new organ was inaugurated by Kuhn ( Männedorf ) in the collegiate church of St. Arnual , which has since been used by the university. Following the closure of the drama course due to a senate resolution of the university on October 25, 2000, the university was renamed "Hochschule für Musik Saar" (University of Music) in 2002. In autumn 2007, the university was given the use of the former Schiller School (Karlstrasse 1 / Bismarckstrasse).

The HfM Saar is the only university-level musical training facility in the Saar-Lor-Lux region. The current approximately 450 students at the university are taught by 150 nationally and internationally renowned teachers. From early music to the avant-garde, the Saar University of Music offers a wide range of training for the most important artistic and artistic-pedagogical music professions. In addition to the “classic” courses, the courses on offer have also been expanded in the areas of elementary music education as well as jazz and contemporary music in recent years. The HfM Saar offers its students an abundance of scholarship and funding opportunities as well as the university's own competitions.


The university is spread across various locations in downtown Saarbrücken:

  • Bismarckstrasse 1, Saarbrücken-St. Johann (main building)
  • Karlstrasse 1 / Bismarckstrasse, Saarbrücken-St. Johann (former Schiller School)
  • Evangelisch-Kirch-Straße / Kronenstraße (Old Evangelical Church of St. Johann)
The main HfM building in Saarbrücken's Bismarckstrasse



The university is structured into two departments:

  • Department I "Stage and Concert"
  • Department II "Reflection and Mediation"

Course offers

Bachelor and Master of Music, concert exam, doctorate and state examination teaching qualification in:

Concerts and summer school

The concerts of the HfM Saar are an integral part of Saarland's cultural life. Soloists, ensembles, jazz bands, choirs and orchestras play a broad musical spectrum from medieval to modern, from classical to jazz, within the university and in its numerous guest performances. In addition, the HFM Saar Summer School has been held every summer since 2016 , which serves to promote the next generation and talent of young musicians.

Association of Friends and Supporters of the HfM Saar (FuF)

The "Association of Friends and Sponsors of the Saar University of Music" (FuF) was founded in 1959 by a small group of music lovers. It currently has around 900 members. The FuF supports the university with a variety of measures; Especially the students of the HfM Saar benefit from the offers of the Friends Association.

Well-known teachers and graduates

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Federal Statistical Office: Number of students by type of university, state and university, WS 2012/13, pp. 66–113 (accessed on November 3, 2013)
  2. Klais organ in the concert hall of the HfM Saar in Saarbrücken . Accessed April 2, 2019.
  3. For the history of the university see: From the Saarbrücken Conservatory to the Saarland University of Music and Theater. 50 Years of the Saarland University of Music and Theater , published by the Rectorate of the HMT Saarbrücken (1997).
  4. Deutschlandfunk dated November 7, 2000: "All graduates always got a job ..." The drama course at the University of Art and Music in Saarbrücken is to be closed . Accessed April 2, 2019.
  5. Thomas Wolter: 60 years of the Saar University of Music. A chronicle of the HFM from 1997 to today. Alla breve - magazine of the Saar University of Music 12, No. 2 (October 2007), pp. 14-17.
  6. Alla breve - magazine of the Saar University of Music 13, No. 1 (April 2007), pp. 39–40.
  7. Successful premiere for the HfM Saar Summer School. Alla breve - magazine of the Saar University of Music No. 36 (October 2016), p. 11.

Coordinates: 49 ° 13 ′ 49.1 ″  N , 6 ° 59 ′ 52.2 ″  E