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Wind Instruments

The training of the winds 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, early and new music belong to the focal points of the studies. This guarantees a broadly diversified and individual training.

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 the high or bass clarinet as a secondary instrument.


Kurt Masur Akademie

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.

Please note, applications for this course of study are not possible on a regular basis. Please first check the advertised vacancies this semester.

New Music

International Master's Degree Program in New Music Bern-Dresden-Salzburg

It is also possible to study modern music at the HfM Dresden. For more detailed information, please visit the website of the international master's program in New Music Bern-Dresden-Salzburg



Entrance Requirements


Study Curriculum & Documents

Teaching Staff

Professors and Lecturers

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


Wind Instruments & Timpani/Percussion


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