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Institute for New Music

The Institute for New Music is dedicated to developing, creating, and performing new and modern music.

The Institute offers diverse education and research courses focusing on new music for students studying either composition or instruments. Both instrumental and electronic music composition is a part of the composition program. The Institute works closely along with the electronic studio. In order to produce and develop different types of electronic music as well as multimedia projects and installations, the studio is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology.

The Institute for New Music presents its work to the public through different types of concerts in which various ensembles perform, from chamber music ensembles to large orchestras. These concerts are an opportunity for the public to discover student work as well as new and modern pieces. Many guests (composers, performers, scholars) enhance the program by participating in concerts, classes, and workshops. Significant collaboration with groups both within and outside of the University (e.g., with WDR, DeutschlandRadio, and Musiktriennale Köln) gives students and the public many opportunities to perform and gain experience.

We would be happy to inform you about upcoming Institute activities and events either via email or our newsletter.

You will find additional information about faculty, students, alumni, academic programs, facilities and equipment, links to partners, current and past events, and brief overviews in French, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean on the homepage of the Institute of New Music.

We look forward to your visit and look forward to welcoming you at one of our events soon!