Hochschule für Musik Saar

The Hochschule für Musik Saar is a conservatory of music in Saarbrücken, Germany and dates back to 1947. From 1994 until 2002, it was named Hochschule des Saarlandes für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Drama Saarbrücken). Since 2012, the rector is Prof. Wolfgang Mayer. As of 2019, approximately 450 students are enrolled and taught by 150 teachers in courses and classes for musicians and music teachers.

University of Music Saarbrücken
Hochschule für Musik Saar, Saarbrücken
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Exterior of the school
Former names
State Conservatory of Music
(Staatliches Konservatorium Saarbrücken)
TypePublic university
RectorWolfgang Mayer
Administrative staff
Approx. 150
StudentsApprox. 450

History and LocationEdit

The Hochschule was founded in 1947 as "Staatliches Konservatorium Saarbrücken," following the model of the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1971, the Hochschule moved into the newly opened building at Bismarckstrasse near the city center. Three years later, a new organ by Klais Orgelbau for the main auditorium was dedicated. In 1988, an extension building was added to the existing main building. Following the establishment of a department offering drama classes in 1990, the Hochschule was renamed "Hochschule des Saarlandes für Musik und Theater" in 1994. After the closure of this department, the Hochschule was renamed into "Hochschule für Musik Saar" (University of Music) in 2002.

Courses and DegreesEdit

The Hochschule für Musik Saar offers bachelor's and master's degrees in the following areas:

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Coordinates: 49°13′49″N 6°59′52″E / 49.2303°N 6.9978°E / 49.2303; 6.9978