Detmold University of Music 

Public (Academy of Fine Arts)
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The Hochschule für Musik Detmold is a university-level music school in the German town of Detmold. The Hochschule offers degrees in composition, all orchestral instruments, piano, voice, opera, art song, and conducting, as well as church music and music education. In public cultural life, students, teachers, and top-class guests in over 400 events underline the importance of the Detmold University of Music as a cultural institution in the region. The center is the concert hall, which has 600 seats and has excellent acoustics and an integrated wave field synthesis system. The Hochschule has ten specially equipped buildings that are arranged as a campus in and around the gardens of the Neues Palais [de]: string players, wind instruments, singers, and percussionists have their own buildings; pianists and organists live in the historic palace, which also hosts rehearsals and concerts for larger chamber music groups. Musicologists work in an Art Nouveau building on the outskirts of the gardens, while music education students and future music teachers attend academic seminars in the technologically advanced Pädagogikhaus. The educational courses and offers are geared toward a comprehensive understanding of music. It could be in the area of elementary music pedagogy, combined with the ability to understand early childhood education in a practical way in the in-house music day-care center, within the dense partner network of the schools as part of the teacher training course, or in developing the ability to give instrumental lessons to students of all ages. Last but not least, Music Education students respond to how music can best reach the audience.

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