Festive concert of the HSO for the opening season in the Gasteig HP8 © Severin Vogl
On August 1, the Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium (Richard Strauss Conservatory) of the City of Munich was integrated into the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (University of Music and Performing Arts). These two Munich institutions, both rich in traditions and concerned with the training of young musicians, are now united under one roof. On the one side, the »Trapp'sche Konservatorium«, the Trapp conservatory, and on the other side the former »Königliche Akademie der Tonkunst«, the royal academy of music art, with its various predecessor institutions. Since the 2008/2009 academic year, the training and concerts of the University of Music and Performing Arts have been spread between the locations at the Gasteig, the Arcisstrasse 12, the Luisenstrasse 37a, the Wilhelmstrasse 19 and the Prinzregententheater.
Eighty-five lecturing and exercise rooms in the Gasteig are used to train the musicians in artistic and music education skills. This includes all types of instruments, singing, Jazz, traditional music, elemental music education and catholic and protestant church music. The Gasteig is also home to the Institut für Kulturmanagement (Institute for Culture Management), which was founded within the University of Music and Performing Arts in 2009. Here, aspiring cultural managers acquire their competences for creative and successful work within the multi-layered structures of modern cultural operations.
Concerts – free of charge or reduced prices
An integral aspect of the training is the young artist's performance in front of an audience. The products of their work is presented – free of charge – during midday and early evening concerts in the Kleiner Konzertsaal (Small Concert Hall); studio concerts, night time concerts and occasionally larger events in the Black Box, Carl-Orff-Saal (Carl Orff Hall) or the Philharmonie (Philharmonic Hall) complete the programme range.
Current programme information
The numerous events currently performed by the University of Music and Performing Arts can be found on their website. Academy events which take place at the Gasteig are also announced in the monthly programme and on the Gasteig website.