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The diversity of education at the Cologne University of Music and Dance is also reflected, among other things, in numerous projects, some of which have been successfully implemented over many years. The following selection provides an insight into the project work.


The university's children's choir

The Cologne University of Music and Dance is one of the world's leading artistic training institutions and, with its three locations in Cologne, Wuppertal and Aachen, is one of the largest music universities in Europe.
The children's choir at the Cologne University of Music and Dance was founded by Prof. Melanie Schüssler to offer young people the opportunity to discover their musical talents and develop their voices in particular. In addition, the university children's choir also trains social skills such as teamwork and empathy and strengthens the children's self-confidence.
The university children's choir is directed by Prof. Melanie Schüssler in collaboration with students of the HfMT Cologne. For further information and to register for a free trial session, please send us a short e-mail.

Team of the children's choir

  • Prof. Melanie Schüssler | Artistic Director
  • Cornelia Sandig | Organization and assistant choir director
  • Hannah Kopp | Voice training
  • Yuting Huang, Julia Schlothmann, Jana Stahl, Leo Wildauer | Supporting planning team
  • Prof. Mareile Krumbholz I Additional representative of the children's choir

Events of the children's choir can be found on the following page.


Rediscovery of ostracized compositions

The EchoSpore project is dedicated to the rediscovery of ostracized compositions. Its implementation at the HfMT Cologne was made possible by the Lichterfeld Foundation after an intensive exchange between the founders Petra and Ralph-Robert Lichterfeld and the university, represented by the project leader Prof. Dr. Florence Millet.

Detailed information can be found on the following website.


Festival for Popular Vocal Music

Voc.Cologne took place for the first time in January 2008. The concept of a festival for popular vocal music, which in addition to top-class concerts specifically promotes young professional singers, met with great interest and was very well received right from the start. Even at the first festival in 2008, the chamber music hall of the Cologne University of Music and Dance was literally bursting at the seams.
In addition to the commitment and achievements of the Hochschule, the WDR and the City of Cologne subsequently supported The sponsorship by all three institutions makes it possible to invite renowned and popular vocal ensembles and musicians both for the concerts and for the musical work with the participating ensembles.

Detailed information can be found on the following website.