In a nutshell: Facts and figures about the HfM Saar
The University of Music Saar (HfM Saar) was founded in 1947 under the then French administration as Conservatoire de Sarrebruck. Model was the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. The HfM Saar is the oldest academic institution in the federal state of Saarland.
It is corporation under public law carried by Saarland and at the same time a state institution.
The HfM Saar is the only full range university of music with university rank in a transnational region, which includes Saarland and Rhineland Palatinate in Germany, the Région Grand Est in France and the countries Luxembourg and Belgium (Greater Region).
National and international
Two thirds of the approximately 450 students come from Germany, with around 110 students born in Saarland. One third of the students are of foreign origin and come from around 40 countries around the globe.
The limited number of students allows for a concentrated study in an individual atmosphere, in which teachers and students learn with and from each other across all study programs.
The attractive and successful educational scheme of the HfM Saar is evidenced by the consistently high demand of applicants as well as the numerous artistic prizes of the students and the professional achievements of the graduates. The faculty of the HfM Saar is staffed by nationally and internationally recognized personalities, who, with their active anchoring in international concert operations as well as in pedagogical research, guarantee a contemporary high quality of teaching.
By around 150 concerts and events per year, the HfM Saar plays an important role in the Saarland cultural scene.
The main house and the nearby adjoining buildings in the former Schiller Schule and the Alte Ev. Kirche St. Johann are located in the center of the Saarbrücken City.
Within its education programs the HfM Saar cooperates closely with regional and international partners.