State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart
Staatliche Hochschule für Musik
und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart
Founded 1857
Location Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

Baden-Württemberg is one of the 16 states of Germany. Baden-Württemberg is in the southwestern part of the country to the east of the Upper Rhine, and is the third largest in both area and population of Germany's sixteen states, with an area of and 10.7 million inhabitants...

No. of Students ca. 770
Rector Prof. Dr. Werner Heinrichs
Rectorate Address Zimmer 9.26
Urbanstr. 25, 70182 Stuttgart

The State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart is a professional school for musicians and performing artists in Stuttgart
Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 600,038 while the metropolitan area has a population of 5.3 million ....

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. Founded in 1857 as the Royal conservatory of the Kingdom of Württemberg
Kingdom of Württemberg
The Kingdom of Württemberg was a state that existed from 1806 to 1918, located in present-day Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was a continuation of the Duchy of Württemberg, which came into existence in 1495...

, it is one of the oldest schools of its kind in Germany.

Well-known teachers and students

  • Nicola Bulfone
    Nicola Bulfone
    Nicola Bulfone is an Italian clarinetist.Bulfone was born in 1963 in Hässleholm, Sweden, and studied clarinet at the Udine Conservatory. From 1985 to 1988 he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart under Ulf Rodenhäuser, winning an Advanced Diploma in clarinet...

  • Adelaide Casely-Hayford
    Adelaide Casely-Hayford
    Adelaide Casely-Hayford, née Smith , was a Sierra Leonean Creole advocate, an activist for cultural nationalism, educator, short story writer, and feminist. She established a school for girls in 1923 to instill cultural and racial pride during the colonial years under British rule...

  • Cecil Coles
    Cecil Coles
    Cecil Frederick Coles was a Scottish composer who was killed on active service in World War I.Coles was born in Kirkcudbright, and educated at George Watson’s School, Edinburgh. In 1907 he went to the Royal College of Music on a scholarship. He later studied at Edinburgh University and Stuttgart...

  • Johann Nepomuk David
    Johann Nepomuk David
    Johann Nepomuk David was an Austrian composer.He began his musical career in the monastery of Sankt Florian, and was a composition student of Joseph Marx....

  • Árpád Doppler
    Árpád Doppler
    Árpád Doppler was a Hungarian-German composer.He was born in Budapest, the son of Karl Doppler and he studied at the Conservatory of Stuttgart. From 1880 to 1883 he was a teacher at the Grand Conservatory in New York City, after which he taught at the Conservatory in Stuttgart. From 1889, he was...

     (* 1884-1927)
  • Sylvia Geszty (* 1974)
  • Percy Goetschius
    Percy Goetschius
    Percy Goetschius won international fame in the teaching of the theory of composition.-Life:Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Goetschius was the piano pupil of Robert E. H. Gehring, a prominent teacher of that era. Goetschius was the organist of the Second Presbyterian Church from 1868–1870 and of the...

  • Harry Plunket Greene
    Harry Plunket Greene
    Harry Plunket Greene was an Irish baritone singer who was most famous in the formal concert and oratorio repertoire. He made a great contribution to British musical life also by writing and lecturing upon his art, and in the field of competitions and examinations...

  • Joseph Haas
    Joseph Haas
    Joseph Haas was a German late romantic composer and music teacher.-Biography:He was born in Maihingen, near Nördlingen to teacher Alban Haas from his second marriage, being half-brother to the theologist and historian Alban Haas. At an early age he came into contact with music...

     (* 1916)
  • Luise Jaide
    Luise Jaide
    Luise Jaide was a German operatic mezzo-soprano who had an active career during the latter half of the 19th century...

  • Udo Kasemets
    Udo Kasemets
    Udo Kasemets is an Estonian-born Canadian composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works. He was one of the first to adopt the methods of John Cage, and is also a conductor, lecturer, pianist, organist, teacher and writer.Kasemets was born in Tallinn, Estonia, and trained...

  • Gustav Kastropp
    Gustav Kastropp
    Gustav Kastropp was a German poet, librettist and musician. Kastropp's texts were used by composers such as Georg Schumann, Eugen d'Albert and Bernhard Stavenhagen.-Biography:...

  • Edgar Stillman Kelley
    Edgar Stillman Kelley
    Edgar Stillman Kelley was an American composer, conductor, teacher, and writer on music. He is sometimes associated with the Indianist movement in American music.-Life:...

  • Richard Rudolf Klein
    Richard Rudolf Klein
    Richard Rudolf Klein is a German composer, musician and teacher. His compositional output is diverse, including nursery rhymes and music for children, choral music and hymns, incidental music, orchestral music as well as chamber music.- Life :Klein attended the humanistic Gymnasium in Landau,...

     (* 1921)
  • Karl Marx (composer)
    Karl Marx (composer)
    Karl Marx was a German composer, conductor, and educator.Marx was born in Munich. He first studied natural sciences but, after having met Carl Orff, decided to make music his career, and studied musical composition with Orff, Siegmund von Hausegger, and Anton Beer-Waldbrunn among others...

  • Barry McDaniel
    Barry McDaniel
    Barry McDaniel is an American operatic baritone who spent his career almost exclusively in Germany. He was also a celebrated concert singer and recitalist.- Biography and development :...

  • Elke Neidhardt
    Elke Neidhardt
    Elke Cordelia Neidhardt AM is a German-Australian actress and opera and theatre director. She has appeared in theatre, television and feature films in Germany, Austria, France and Australia, and has directed operas in Zurich, Amsterdam, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Vienna, Cologne and Australia...

     (* 1941)
  • Lauren Newton
    Lauren Newton
    Lauren Newton is the daughter of Australian television personalities Bert and Patti Newton. Newton was educated at Genazzano FCJ College, a private girls school in Kew, Victoria. Her brother is actor Matthew Newton....

  • Alfred Paulus
  • Marlis Petersen
    Marlis Petersen
    Marlis Petersen is a German coloratura soprano, particularly known for her performances in the title role of Alban Berg's opera Lulu, and as Konstanze in The Abduction from the Seraglio and Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos....

  • Felix Petyrek
    Felix Petyrek
    Felix Petyrek was an Austrian composer. He wrote stage works, songs, piano music in a Romantic style....

  • Dionys Pruckner
    Dionys Pruckner
    Dionys Pruckner was a noted pianist and music teacher at Stuttgart. He was a student of Franz Liszt and did concert tours throughout Europe. In 1859 he was appointed to the faculty of the Stuttgart Conservatory.-Sources:Obituary: Dionys Pruckner...

  • Hermann Reutter
  • Benyamin Sönmez
    Benyamin Sönmez
    Benyamin Sönmez cellist. Sonmez graduated from Ankara State Conservatory and became a student of the famous Russian cellist, Natalia Gutman, at the Stuttgart Hoch Schule für Musik and Moscow Conservatory between 2003 and 2007...

  • Hermann Suter
    Hermann Suter
    Hermann Suter , was a Swiss composer and conductor.Born in Kaiserstuhl, Aargau, Suter studied in the conservatories at Basel, Stuttgart and Leipzig, under Hans Huber and Carl Reinecke. He was an organist and conductor in Zurich from 1892 to 1902, after which he moved to Basel, where he lived to his...

  • Ernest Torrence
    Ernest Torrence
    Ernest Torrence was a Scottish born film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains with Colleen Moore,Mantrap with Clara Bow, and Fighting Caravans with Gary Cooper and Lili Damita...

  • Karl Wendling
    Karl Wendling
    Karl/Carl Wendling was a German violinist and musical educator.He studied in his hometown with Heinrich Schuster and Florián Zajíc, and later in Berlin with Carl Halir and Joseph Joachim. From 1902 on he was concertmaster at the Bayreuth Festival...

     (* 1929)
  • Florian Wiek
    Florian Wiek
    Born in 1972, Florian Wiek was scholarship-holder of Villa musica-Mainz from 1994–1997 where he performed chamber music with leading German musicians like Thomas Brandis, Ida Bieler, Martin Ostertag, Wolfgang Gaag and Rainer Moog...

     (* 1972)
  • Kent McWilliams


The university library currently consists of 18,000 books, 80,000 scores and 9,000 recordings.

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