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Timpani/Percussion Instruments

The training of the timpani/percussion classes ranges between the traditional and the modern, Dresden’s top orchestras and soloistic aspiration. Musicians from the Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden or the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra instruct alongside international soloists and renowned pedagogues. 



Broadly Diversified, Practically Oriented, Individually

The focus of the study programme is the development of an artistic personality with all its creative potential, who confidently meets the requirements of the current music business. The basis for this is the comprehensive technical and musical training and promotion of creativity and independence.

Focus Areas

In addition to regular main subject studies and correpetition, the work in the College Symphony Orchestra as well as chamber music belong to the main focuses of the studies. The training is possible as an artistic or instrumental pedagogical study. Individual focuses can be set with different elective modules. This guarantees a broadly diversified and individual training. This also includes preparation for various competitions in solo and chamber music.

Gain Concert Experience

Ensemble projects with other musicians of the college and work in the college and workshop orchestras or the big band provide important practical experience. The corresponding stage practice guarantees regular podium concerts.


Flexible Training

Depending on personal objectives, students can choose between artistic and instrumental pedagogical studies. In the artistic courses of study, it is possible to take several secondary instrument.

Kurt Masur Academy

Orchestra Academy of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra

The Kurt Masur Academy offers particularly talented musicians the opportunity to prepare themselves within the Dresden Philharmonic for their future profession and to get to know the special playing culture and the sound ideal of the traditional top orchestra. At the same time, they are studying in the four-semester Master's programme "Music with a focus on orchestral practice" at the College of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden.

Kurt Masur Academy

Teaching Staff

Professors and Lecturers

Prof. Lukas Böhm/Foto: kaupo kikkas
Alexej Bröse/Foto: privat

Contacts for all professors, lecturers and staff can be found here



Entrance Requirements


Study Curriculum & Documents



Li Bo/Foto: privat
Ricardo Paños, Philipp Gerlicher/Fotos:privat
Gal Krajčič/Foto: privat
Johannes Kilian/Foto: privat

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Wind Instruments & Timpani/Percussion Department