Musikhochschule Münster

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Musikhochschule Münster
Established 1972
Location Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
51°57′22″N 7°37′37″E / 51.95611°N 7.62694°E / 51.95611; 7.62694Coordinates: 51°57′22″N 7°37′37″E / 51.95611°N 7.62694°E / 51.95611; 7.62694
Website http://www.uni-muenster.de/Musikhochschule/

The Musikhochschule Münster is a university-level school of music in Münster, Germany. Musikhochschule Münster

From 1972 to 2003 the Musikhochschule Münster was integrated as a campus of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. In 2004 the Musikhochschule Münster separated from Detmold and on the basis of the revision of the Hochschule law passed on December 16, 2003 became the Faculty of Music of the University of Münster on April 1, 2004.

In 2004, the Musikhochschule Münster was the first music school in Germany to introduce the degree Bachelor of Music. In addition to the Bachelor degree, the Hochschule now offers the degree of Master of Music, the Diploma of Music and the Certificate. As the new degree courses were introduced, the Hochschule benefitted from the long-year cooperation as a department of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

The Musikhochschule Münster now comprises 220 students, 15 professors (from Germany, Brazil, Holland and Norway) and 65 part-time instructors.[1] The Symphony Orchestra is the largest ensemble of the Musikhochschule Münster. Past music directors included Joachim Harder, Geoffrey Moull and René Gulikers. The present conductor is Christian Lorenz.[2]

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