Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

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Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln
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School Building
Established1850; 172 years ago (1850)
PrincipalHeinz Geuen

The Cologne University of Music (German: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln is a music college in Cologne, Germany. Founded in 1850, it is Europe's largest academy of music.[1]


The academy was founded by Ferdinand Hiller in 1850 as Conservatorium der Musik in Coeln. In 1895 German violinist Willy Hess was appointed as principal professor of violin at the Conservatorium der Musik in Coeln.[2]

In 1925 it became known as the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik having introduced new study and exam regulations.

In 1972 it incorporated previously independent conservatories in Aachen and Wuppertal, forming the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Rheinland which in 1987 changed its name to Hochschule für Musik Köln or the Cologne University of Music.



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  1. ^ “Cologne is one of the most popular places to study in Germany. It is home to 10 institutions of higher learning, including the country’s largest university and its largest music school . . ." "Studying in Cologne". "Mit ca. 1800 Studenten und 440 Lehrkräften die größte Musikhochschule Europas" “Mhs-koeln.de - Hochschule für Musik Köln” on Alexa.com.
  2. ^ Manchester Faces and Places. Manchester: JG Hammond & Co Ltd. February 1895. pp. 76–77.
  3. ^ "Adolph Schellschmidt, Dean of Hoosier Cellists, is Dead at 77". The Indianapolis News. 19 March 1946. p. 7. Retrieved 1 April 2020.

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Coordinates: 50°56′51″N 6°57′40″E / 50.9476°N 6.96122°E / 50.9476; 6.96122