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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!


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Individual members: 50 €/year

Companies, associations: 180 €/year

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Rehearsing for the big trip: Students from the guitar department with their teachers Tristan Angenendt, back left, and Prof Dr Thomas Offermann right next to him.

Guitar class on concert tour

With the support of the Friends of the hmt Rostock, we guitarists will once again be able to go on a concert tour this year. In May, we will be performing Steve Reich's "Electric Point" for 12 guitars, 2 basses and solo guitar with a large ensemble in Berlin and Bonn. We will also be joined by 3 alumni. This would not have been possible without the generous support of the Förderverein. Last year we were able to perform at the major guitar festival in Mikulov/Czech Republic, where we were able to perform Marek Pasieczny's "Ex Nihilo" for 12 guitars and 2 soloists with great success. We are very grateful to the Förderverein for this!

Prof Dr Thomas Offermann, Head of Studies



Funding of two scholarships ("Deutschlandstipendium")

For the next funding period, four scholarships ("Deutschlandstipendium") have been initiated, three by the Jahresköste and one by the Lions Club Warnemünde

Funding for excursions for the oboe and guitar classes and the first year of drama studies

Dierhagen summer concert series

Start-up funding for the school music orchestra project (collaboration between North German music academies with the aim of founding a school music orchestra)

Journey of the chamber choir to the German Chamber Choir Festival

Support for participants in the Landow Music Festival as part of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Music Festival

Assumption of transport costs for the summer theatre tour 

Participation of an acting student in a directing class at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre

Sponsorship of the masterclass of the Lugano Percussion Ensemble and a masterclass with the American Horn Quartet

Participation of students in the lunch concert of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Contribution to the costs of the university's opera production

Financing the repair of a student's violin


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

Board of Directors

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

‘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