Endowed Visiting Professorship Composition
Since 2019, the HfMDK has established a unique endowed guest professorship with the help of the HfMDK Foundation, which was established in 2016: Renowned composers come to Frankfurt for a year at a time to work with students from all departments. Workshops with instrumentalists and students of composition and the performing arts are on the program, as are lectures and public performances, roundtable discussions and symposia.
The Foundation for the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts contributes to the good development of the university and the excellent reputation of the HfMDK with its first project "Foundation Guest Professorship Composition", which is comparable to the Foundation Guest Professorship for Poetics at the Goethe University, and enriches the educational offer. The university's existing good framework in the areas of teaching, interpretation, networking, and cooperation is meaningfully expanded with this endowed guest professorship, strengthening the HfMDK's contemporary profile and international appeal.
in 2019, Brian Ferneyhough was the first to hold this guest professorship; in 2020/21, the Italian composer Lucia Ronchetti was in Frankfurt for three large project islands.
An initiative of the Institute for Contemporary Music IzM of the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, sponsored by the Foundation for the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts (HfMDK Foundation)
The appointment to the 2022 Endowed Visiting Professorship in Composition will be announced shortly.
Interested students and teachers as well as guest auditors can contact the Institute for Contemporary Music IzM. However, please understand that we open or close workshops at short notice during times of Corona measures.