Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Heidelberg
The Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Heidelberg is a University of Church Music in Heidelberg.
Its predecessor, the Evangelisches Kirchenmusikalisches Institut Heidelberg (short: KI, Protestant Church Music Institute) in Heidelberg, was founded in 1931 by Meinhard Hermann Poppen to improve the training of church musicians for the Evangelical Church in Baden. It was modeled after the institute in Leipzig, where Poppen had previously studied with its founder, organist Karl Straube.
The institute offered all church music subjects (organ and other instruments, choral conducting, singing) and theoretical subjects (harmony, counterpoint, figured bass, stylistics).
Notable lecturers have included Wolfgang Fortner, Walter Leib, Helmut Tramnitz, Bruno Penzin, Heinz Werner Zimmermann, Kurt Bossler, Gerhard Wagner, Rolf Schweizer, Gudula Kremers, Hermann Schemmel, Eugen Polus, Gerhard Luchterhandt and Martin Sander.
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