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The Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock e.V. (Society of Friends and Supporters of the Rostock University of Music and Drama) supports student participation at competitions all over the world, provides funds for doctorates and artistic projects, makes guest lectures possible, and provides help and support when acquiring new instruments.

We provide funds in areas that stretch beyond the scope of state funding and thus make various activities possible. We also provide the university with access to our broad range of contacts. We carefully select the projects to fund in close cooperation with the university governance. The university’s Rector is a member of the society’s board of directors.

As a member of the Society of Friends and Supporters you will receive regular invitations to university events and information about special projects. We combine our annual general meeting with a concert and reception that make it possible for us to touch base with fellow members.

Become a member of the Society of Friends and Supporters and support our University of Music and Drama!

The Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater e.V. is an institution with a long history in the cultural life of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and, in particular, the Hanseatic city of Rostock. It was founded in 1993 to support the founding of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. hmt Rostock and the society have worked hand-in-hand ever since.

The Rostock University of Music and Drama has now attained national acclaim for the expert qualifications and the quality of training its students receive. Its programmes and degree courses are renowned for their excellent level of tuition.

Membership fee

Minimum amount for individual members: € 30 annually
Minimum amount for corporate members (businesses, associations, societies): € 120 annually

We will be happy to provide you with a donation receipt. 

All members receive the flyer of events free of charge.


Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock e. V. 
Fabian Rüsch (Chairman)
fon +49 (0) 381 490 6666
fax +49 (0) 381 5108 101

Donations Account

Ostseeparkasse Rostock
IBAN: DE51130500000200013726

Board of Directors

Fabian Rüsch - Chairman
Holger Reetz - Treasurer
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Plath - Secretary
Christiane Winter-Thumann
Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Richter
Dr. jur. Detlev Geerds
Prof. Dr. Dr. Benjamin Lang - Rector of hmt Rostock
Prof. Wilfrid Jochims - Founding Rector of hmt Rostock

‘Music - a lesson for life. The development of a musician is so complex that it has to be propagated and supported from an early age. Without a doubt, only those who receive the best training from the very start will be able to pursue a future career in the music industry.’

Daniel Barenboim, Member of the University Council

‘Music is a multicultural means and a platform for getting to know new people and experiencing new and remarkable moments in life. Music teaches us more than just music. Music can take us to many different places all over the globe. That’s what happened to me last year in Switzerland. I received the opportunity to work together with the world’s best brass players and instructors Their names are Ian Bousfield (former member of the Vienna Philharmonic), Rex Martin (Northwestern University, USA) and Thomas Rüedi (Bern University of the Arts). It was a week in which I hugely profited from the knowledge of these three masters and it was only possible due to the financial support of hmt Rostock’s Society of Supporters and Friends. Without this aid, I probably would have missed out on one of the most influential moments of my life.’

Nuno Henriques, Master of Music Trombone