Detmold Academy of Music Rankings

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Ranking Category
#7657 of 14,131 In the World
#1704 of 2,785 In Europe
#243 of 369 In Germany
#41 of 64 In North Rhine-Westphalia

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Acceptance rate

* The Detmold Academy of Music is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate and qualification examination
Academic CalendarSemesters
Full time employee54
Student:staff ratio12:1


The tuition table for Detmold Academy of Music gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Annual Tuition
Bachelor of Music €1,500
Master of Music €2,000
Doctor of Music €2,500
Summer Courses €500 per week

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Detmold Academy of Music.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology No No No
Business No No No
Chemistry No No No
Computer Science No No No
Economics No No No
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science No No No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics No No No
Medicine No No No
Physics No No No
Psychology No No No
Bachelor's Degree Conducting, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Religious Music
Konzertexamen Musical Instruments, Singing
Master Art Management, Computer Engineering, Conducting, Music, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Primary Education, Religious Music, Secondary Education, Sound Engineering (Acoustics)
PhD Computer Engineering, Educational Sciences, Music, Music Education, Musicology, Sound Engineering (Acoustics)

Detmold Academy of Music alumni

  1. Volker David Kirchner

    Volker David Kirchner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1942-2020 (aged 78)

    Volker David Kirchner was a German composer and violist. After studies of violin and composition at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory, the Hochschule für Musik Köln and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, he worked for decades as a violist in the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt. He was simultaneously the violist in the Kehr Trio founded by his violin teacher Günter Kehr, and a composer of incidental music at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden.

  2. María Bayo

    María Bayo
    Born in
    Spain Flag Spain
    1961-.. (age 63)
    musicianopera singer

    María Josefina Bayo Jiménez is a Spanish soprano. Bayo studied at the Conservatorio Navarro de Música Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona and the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

  3. Franz Mazura

    Franz Mazura
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    1924-2020 (aged 96)
    opera singerstage actormusician

    Franz Mazura was an Austrian bass-baritone opera singer and actor. He performed at the Bayreuth Festival from 1971 for 25 years and at the Metropolitan Opera for 15 years. He was made a Kammersänger in 1980 and an Honorary Member of the Nationaltheater Mannheim in 1990. He most often played villains and strange characters, with signature roles including Klingsor in Wagner's Parsifal. Mazura took part in world premieres, such as the double role of Dr. Schön and Jack the Ripper in the world premiere of the completed version of Alban Berg's Lulu at the Paris Opera in 1979, and as Abraham in Giorgio Battistelli's Lot in 2017. Two of his recordings received Grammy Awards. His voice was described as with dark timbre, powerful and like granite ("dunkel gefärbt, kräftig und wie Granit"), with perfect diction. His acting ability was described as "well-supplied with vivid imaginative touches, whether deployed in comic roles or characters of inexorable malevolence. Mazura could achieve more impact with a lifted eyebrow or a belligerently thrust chin than many artists could with a ten-minute monologue." He had a long career, appearing at the Staatsoper Berlin the night before his 95th birthday.

  4. Dirk Kaftan

    Dirk Kaftan
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1971-.. (age 53)

    Dirk Kaftan is a German opera and concert conductor.

All 17 notable alumni

Detmold Academy of Music faculties and divisions

Course/Programme : Chamber Music Music
Course/Programme : Choir and Orchestra Conducting Conducting, Singing
Course/Programme : Church Music Religious Music
Course/Programme : Composition Music Theory and Composition
Course/Programme : Conducting Conducting
Course/Programme : Free-Lance Musician Music, Musical Instruments
Course/Programme : Music Music
Course/Programme : Music and Sound Recording Music, Sound Engineering (Acoustics)
Course/Programme : Music Education Music Education
Course/Programme : Music Teaching Music Education
Course/Programme : Music Teaching and Musical Instruments and Singing Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing
Course/Programme : Musical Instruments and Singing Musical Instruments, Singing
Course/Programme : Musical Instruments and Singing Education Music Education, Musical Instruments, Singing
Course/Programme : Musical Mediation/Concert Pedagogy Conducting, Music, Music Theory and Composition
Course/Programme : Musical Theater and Opera Music, Opera, Theatre
Course/Programme : Musical Theory Music Theory and Composition
Course/Programme : New Music Music
Course/Programme : Opera/Concert Music, Opera
Course/Programme : Orchestra Conducting, Music
Course/Programme : Orchestral Musician Music
Course/Programme : Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying Music

General information

Alternative names HFM Detmold
Hochschule für Musik Detmold
Founded 1946

Location and contacts

Address Willi-Hofmann-Straße 5
Detmold, 32756
City population 74,000

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