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Together we reach the highest notes

Practical relevance, performance experience and professional relevance are important pillars of music and dance education for us. That is why we cooperate with regional and national cultural institutions, with associations and educational institutions at all three locations. International cooperation with other artistic universities also contributes significantly to the profile of the university. Our goal is to make the university more cosmopolitan and attractive, to network it better internationally and to increase its performance in global competition.
We want to ensure that our students receive not only a sound theoretical education, but above all a practical professional education. Through numerous regional, national and international projects, they should have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other students - as often as possible - to get a taste of the stage and to make the city and region their sounding board.

To achieve this, we rely on a large number of partners who support us and our students along the way.

Cologne is a vibrant metropolis of culture with an almost unmanageable variety of theaters, concerts, stages, museums and festivals. The Cologne University of Music and Dance is an important part of this lush sound play. From the philharmonic orchestra to the jazz scene and from the opera stage to WDR or Deutschlandfunk, students can gain performance and practical experience in a wide variety of areas of Cologne's cultural scene. Among the numerous cooperation partners are:

Music and Concerts

  • AchtBrücken Festival Cologne
  • Philharmonic Orchestra of South Westphalia
  • Cologne Orchestra Society
  • Industrial Concerts Düren
  • Yehudi Menhuhin Live Music Now Köln e.V.
  • Loft Cologne
  • Villa Zanders Art Museum Bergisch Gladbach
  • Anneliese-Geske Music and Culture House

Dance and theater

  • Opera Cologne
  • Theater Bonn
  • Theater Krefeld/Mönchengladbach
  • Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen
  • Opera Wuppertal
  • Theater Aachen
  • Urania Theater Cologne
  • tanzplan Germany
  • German Dance Archive
  • Dance Education Conference (AKT)
  • dance house nrw
  • Pact zollverein

(University) schools and cultural institutes

  • Rhenish School of Music
  • German Sport University Cologne
  • French Cultural Institute
  • Italian Cultural Institute

Further cooperations

  • WDR
  • Deutschlandfunk
  • Media Culture Cologne
  • City of Cologne
  • Network New Music ON
  • Bechstein Center Cologne
  • u.v.a.

The stage air blows in the window every day in Aachen. That's because the most important cooperation partner is the Theater Aachen, which is located right next to the university. From the orchestra pit to opera singing, we consistently bring students to the stage. But we are also regularly represented in Aachen Cathedral, in museums and cultural institutions, on the radio or at festivals.

Municipal cooperations:

  • City of Aachen
  • Theater Aachen
  • Music School of the City of Aachen
  • Ludwig-Forum for modern art
  • Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen
  • Couven Museum Aachen
  • Regio Aachen
  • City of Alsdorf
  • Energeticon Alsdorf (concert cycle)
  • De Kopermolen Vaals / NL (concert cycle)

University cooperations:

  • Conservatorium Maastricht / NL
  • R. Glier Kiev Institute of Music / UK
  • Neshdanova Academy Odessa / UK
  • Institute of History of the RWTH Aachen
  • Institute for Romance Philology of the RWTH Aachen University
  • Collegium Musicum of the RWTH
  • Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH)

Further cooperations:

  • Society of Friends of Music and Theater Aachen
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Aachen Cathedral Singing School
  • Ars Cantandi
  • Art from NRW (former Kornelimünster Abbey)
  • International Charlemagne Prize Aachen
  • Round Table Aachen
  • Social Pediatric Center Aachen
  • Lions Club Stolberg
  • Lions Club Würselen
  • Rotary Club Eifel
  • Community of the churches Aachen city center (almost all churches are supplied with music)
  • Chateau Libermé, Eupen / B
  • Belgian Broadcasting (BRF) Eupen / B
  • "Accordate" - Chamber Music in Aachen e. V. (Aachen Guitar Prize - national competition for students from Germany, Liège and Maastricht / master classes / youth music competition for music students from Aachen and the region)
  • Guitar Festival "Aquis Gran Guitarra
  • German Association of Musicians (DTKV)
  • Aachen Bank
  • Sparkasse Aachen (biennial competition for music students from Aachen)

In addition to the artistic instrumental and vocal subjects, the Wuppertal location has a traditional focus on music education. To this end, the university offers a distinctly practice-oriented education and cooperates with a wide range of cultural and educational institutions. These include:

  • close cooperation with the surrounding music schools and with general education schools, job shadowing and teaching trials in music lessons at the primary level
  • the possibility of in-depth studies (6 semesters) in movement/dance with an artistic-pedagogical final examination
  • elementary music practice with seniors, observation and teaching samples, cooperation with the network of seniors
  • annual performance evenings (percussion, ensemble direction, scenic play, voice, music and movement/dance) with all students of the education degree programs
  • Cooperation with the Bergische Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (Bergisch Society for New Music) in the context of concert pedagogical offerings
  • the artistic-pedagogical final performances of the module Music and Movement/Dance (live music, work with children and young people)
  • the conception and realization of children's concerts, dance theater performances for and with children and young people
  • interdisciplinary study programs (cooperation with the von der Heydt Museum, etc.)
  • cooperations with the Tanzhaus Düsseldorf, the Akademie Remscheid
  • special ensembles such as the "Salon Orchestra", the "Capella dei Leutini" and the "Guitar Ensemble

In the artistic field, there are numerous cooperations with organizers and ensembles in which students of the university regularly participate. These include:

  • Wuppertaler Bühnen (opera house)
  • Kantorei Barmen Gemarke
  • Concert Society Wuppertal
  • Bergische University
  • Cultural community Volksbühne
  • Richard Wagner Associations "Wuppertal" and "Bergisch Land