The Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover - HMTMH) is one of Germany’s most renowned institutions for artistic training and academic study. About 360 instructors, amongst them numerous internationally renowned artists, pedagogues and researchers, are entrusted with the training and education of nearly 1500 students from all over the world. A balance between music, drama, pedagogy, and academic study, as well as a firm belief in excellence of teaching combine to shape the university’s unique identity. The HMTMH currently offers a diverse program consisting of 33 courses of study, supplemented by master classes.
With about 500 public performances per annum, the HMTMH presents itself as one of Lower Saxony’s leading hosts of cultural events. In order to strengthen the cultural region of Hannover and the music life of Lower Saxony, the state’s only university of music is involved in a continuous exchange with the community and has initiated diverse music education programs.
The HMTMH’s performance-oriented courses of study have earned the institution international recognition. Fostering individual talent and training orchestra-playing competence are the key components of the university’s pedagogical efforts. Exceptional teaching standards have resulted in the university’s top ranking on the national level: With the exception of harp, all orchestral instrument lessons are given by professors, which clearly shows the HMTMH’s commitment to the highest-quality professional training for future orchestra musicians.
The university’s departments of Chamber Music, New Music, Early Music, Jazz|Rock|Pop, and Musicology enhance the artistic profile of the HMTMH. Since 2001, exceptionally gifted children are being professionally instructed at the ›Institut zur Früh-Förderung musikalisch Hochbegabter‹ (Institute for the early advancement of highly-gifted young musicians).