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Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar
Weimar, Germany


University description (as per official university website)

Future Music

The LISZT School of Music is a lively, internationally oriented university in the European cultural city of Weimar. Excellent teachers train their students from around the world in the tradition of Franz Liszt. The university offers a diverse, modern, comprehensive teaching in the basic areas of musical practice, theory and science. Your profile will be determined by the first-class orchestral work and the significant international projects and cooperation at home and abroad. It is committed to equal opportunities and a partnership deal with each other one.
The focus of the Academy of Music LISZT are:


artistic, music education, musicology training with a top-class faculty and consistent with national and international networking
Helping shape the development of culture and education in the country music Thuringia
Orchestra job:

ECI particularly gifted young instrumentalists in the Music School Schloss BelvedereGifted Center, the Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar
practical teaching through diverse and challenging projects with one of the best college orchestras in Germany
Excellent training orchestra musicians in the Orchestra Academy in cooperation with the Staatskapelle Weimar
Weimar Master Classes and international competitions:

Promotion of young talents through high-level and world-renowned guest professors on their way to the concert stage
international competition of young artists and recent highest level in world renowned competitions for the subjects piano, violin and chamber music

German School of Music Weimar in South Korea as a model project of DAAD Study German music colleges for foreign
international networking in the context of the Socrates / Erasmusprograms of the European Union
Germany, the most diverse exchange offer for students and professors with the 40 partner universities in 18 countries
Implementation of the Campus region by the Joint Institute for Musicology and cultural management with the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (FSU Jena) and joint training opportunities with the Bauhaus University in Weimar and the University of Erfurt

Future music culture in Europe - the Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar

Weimar is a good choice to study music: in the classical city on the Ilm are currently about 950 students offered almost ideal conditions. Four completely renovated and historically significant for higher education are distributed across the city - and yet within walking distance. Studying can be there virtually everything: all orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, accordion, vocals, musical theater, organ, early music, composition, conducting, music education, school and church. The range is supplemented by jazz and music theory, musicology and culture management.

Who to study at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar decides to get the best possible quality of education offered in a European City of Culture. A vibrant past between Goethe and Schiller, Bach and Liszt met the students as well at every turn as the active organization of the future. Examples here are only the first state of the art studio for electroacoustic music as cooperation with the neighboring Bauhaus-University, the University Children at a German College of Music and the founding of the German School of Music Weimar in South Korea international outpost known as.
Roots with Franz Liszt

The idea of establishing an Academy of Music in Weimar was none other than Franz Liszt in 1835 formulated the first ideas for the creation of "progress schools of music." Highly qualified musicians were needed to the orchestra powerful enough to make for the new music of its time. Long fought Liszt about building in Weimar, a training orchestra for musicians. It was not until 1872, the dream under the auspices of Liszt's pupil Carl Hartung reality was Müller, who founded the first school orchestra in Germany.

To training at all orchestral instruments, piano and conducting soon came singing, opera and theater, composition, educational training for instrumental and singing teachers and the training of real virtuosos in their field added. Consequently, the training was first called "Orchestra School", then "Orchestra and Music School", later "orchestra, music and opera school" and finally "music, opera and theater school". In 1947, the theater department closed again (get the opera school) remained. In 1948 joined the obligatory music theory and music history subjects, the accompanying music science as a separate field of study - which today is still valid educational profile was complete. Since 1956, the university bears the name of its initiator in the title.
Studying in a historic setting

In the 1990s, it took over the city university campuses scattered in four historically important centers along the one of the rehabilitated and basic music lessons for contemporary furnishings were all one. Thus, in the immediate vicinity of the Weimar marketplace, the main building of the university, known as the Princely House of place of democracy. In the 1770s in this prestigious building constructed years are the strings, the pianist, the library and the university management including accommodated. Also downtown is the monastery at the Palais, in the school and church have their classrooms.

A nice view over the city on the Ilm are from the impressive university center at the horn, in addition to the jazz musicians, musicologists and the winds and university archives Thüringische country music archive hosts /. Behind the ancient walls throughout ensemble rehearsal rooms concealed modern rooms, all tailored to the needs of its users are: the modern ballroom in the Princely House and the horn in the university center on providing a flexible adjustable acoustics, and a dedicated line to each studio of the house. The acoustic shielding especially the classrooms in the university center is setting standards.
The fourth location is ultimately the most picturesque: the singer, guitarist and accordionist practice and certainly learn in the cavalier houses of the landscape park Belvedere Palace on the outskirts of the city. In this park there is also the school's Belvedere Palace, the students their extensive music education exclusively for teachers and professors of the university will receive: A great opportunity for future music study.
Ensemble playing

The students as fully as possible her later career to prepare for the primary goal of education in Weimar. This means, for example, for the classical orchestra instruments, not "just" One good offer and also committed his school orchestra, but also in special sectors such as the areas of early music and deep insight to give the new. Key elements of the training are also common in the samples and performed ensemble, be it the university symphony orchestra, the chamber orchestra, the Jazz Orchestra, the great university choir, chamber choir, the Ensemble for Early Music and the opera school.
There are well-known guest professors frequently invited to conduct concerts, give lectures and to give lessons to. The singers have the special opportunity to attend one of the many musical theater collaborations of the opera school to participate with regional theaters. Thus, valuable experience from practice are collected, the entry into working life much easier.
International competitions and master classes

Awareness of School of Music LISZT degree strongly contribute also the numerous international competitions and master classes with, which are set each year. To competitions for young violinists (LOUIS SPOHR), chamber music ensembles (JOSEPH JOACHIM), younger and older pianists (FRANZ LISZT), organist (BACH | LISZT) or teaching practice piano (Grotrian-Steinweg) Participants travel from all parts of globe, the order is international competition to compete with the. In 1958, offered each summer since Weimar Master Classes for including strings, winds, singers and conductors are also a hallmark of intensive training: as pianist Paul Badura-Skoda, or as a violinist Thomas Zehetmair guarantee the highest quality of teaching.
Cultural environment

A study in Weimar offers a wealth of benefits that are closely networked cultural environment are complemented by the. The opera and theater performances of the German National Theatre and the Art Festival under the auspices of Nike Wagner in summer are only two offers of many to look beyond the threshold of the Practice or seminar rooms inviting. A wealth of museums, Goethe, Schiller and Liszt house and guest performances by internationally renowned artists and orchestras in the Weimarhalle round off the offer. The major cultural sites in Thuringia Eisenach, Erfurt and Jena are not far to the concert halls and opera houses in Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin every hour an ICE.

Future Music

The Academy of Music Franz Liszt Weimar is the increased training requirements for modern music - and is on par with the international competition. Intensive supervision of all students and their subsequent maintenance as alumni is just as important as the professional artists teaching during the course. The arms are stretched out to overseas also (founding of the German School of Music Weimar in South Korea in 2005) to the global education market, the better position on. In the exchange of lecturers and students ranked the university in the nation DAAD statistics already on front seats and want their contacts to some 60 European and international partners in more depth. But the starting point of all these efforts to be the quality of teaching on the ground in Weimar must - and this one need in future for the good fortune not to worry.

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