Instrumental Studies and Conducting (Focus: Performance)
You would like to turn your passion for music and your instrument into a profession? There are many ways to achieve this goal. For us at the HfMDK, therefore, the following applies: We comprehensively support students in their talents and motivate them to develop their own professional profile.
Whether your profile then points in an artistic-concerting, a musicological-reflective or artistic-pedagogical direction - or in all directions at the same time - that is for you to decide.
Ready for multiple careers
In addition to individual lessons on the instrument, the wide range of subjects at the HfMDK enables students to orient themselves freely and to work towards multiple careers even while still studying - as soloists, soloists and as artistic teachers, in orchestras and ensembles. The career profiles are becoming increasingly diverse, individual and international.
In the Bachelor, Master and concert exam you will learn with us from artists who are renowned and networked, and who therefore know exactly what current developments and discourses are currently occupying the music world. All teachers are methodically excellent experts, always open to new ideas and take on responsibility: they support and advise, for example in preparing for competitions and auditions.
In the instrumental training, more than 400 students meet at our university, and the atmosphere is international and interdisciplinary. This often results in invaluable opportunities for lively exchange and a stimulating ensemble culture, just as it does in the close collaboration with the Master's programmes Chamber Music and Historical Interpretation Practice (HIP) or the Institute for Contemporary Music IzM.
We offer a variety of performance opportunities, you have access to masterclasses, and you can also participate in projects that we initiate together with the Dance Department and the Acting Department. Outside the university, we cooperate with the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and the Alte Oper Frankfurt, among others