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The Institute of Musicology, which was established in 1909, is the oldest in Germany. Today the institute is one of the largest training schools for this subject.

Music in all its forms is one of the most fascinating areas of study. In Germany, which is considered the world over to be the land of “classical” music par excellence, the research, teaching and nurture of music and its history is an integral part of our cultural identity. This manifests itself in particular in an internationally unparalleled concentration of musical infrastructure, which in turn offers a multitude of career prospects for graduates of music-based degree programs. Munich in particular, with a host of music institutions (orchestras, radio, museums etc.) and outstanding libraries with unique music collections (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek – Bavarian State Library), offers particularly good opportunities for musicologists.

In addition to concert evenings that take place regularly at the institute, the students also have the opportunity to join the university choir or the university orchestra, the so-called Collegium Muwicum, within the scope of the practical musical training.