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.
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.
Ensemble projects with other musicians at the university, work in the Hochschulsinfonieorchester or close collaboration with other instrumental classes provide important practical experience. The associated stage practice guarantees regular panel concerts and performance opportunities.
Regular master classes with well-known percussionist of different stylistic orientations round off the training program. Most recent guests include, among others, Jan Schlichte (Berlin Philharmonic), Holger Brust (Bamberg Symphony), Henrik Schmidt (German Symphony Orchestra), Benjamin Forster (Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich), Franz Schindlbeck (Berlin Philharmonic), Benjamin Schmidinger (Vienna Philharmonic).