We invite you to meet tradition and innovation

The Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Nuremberg University of Music) is the third State University of Music in Bavaria and was established only in 2008. However, its tradition goes back to the early 19th century.

Today, around 400 students are trained in musical performance and music education in Nuremberg. Bavarian’s second city shows along to a large and significant history a charming architecture with its nearly intact medieval wall.

First-class courses are offered in all orchestra instruments, but also in singing, piano, organ, guitar, accordion and classical saxophone. There is also a lively jazz department, which is thoroughly integrated in the clubs of the city, and a department of early music, which regularly attracts unusual events to Nuremberg, thanks to its links throughout Europe.

We offer high qualification and career guidance


We consider the high quality of artistic training as important as your personal career.


Along to the academic courses you can gain extra key qualifications that enable you to cope with all future employment opportunities.

Find your way

The department of Elementary Music Education (EMP) coordinates and creates projects in musical education for young people as well as adults. 

The symphony orchestra, the madrigal choir, the University of Music choir, the Big Band and many other chamber music ensembles and jazz groups enrich the cultural variety of the city.

Together with the Juilliard School New York and the State Theatre of Nuremberg we run one of the world’s most famous International Opera Studio.

The Festival of Early Music (Tage Alter Musik) cooperates with the Germanisches Nationalmuseum.