Friends and Supporters

Become a Friend! Become a member of the “Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater e.V.” (Friends and Supporters of the Rostock University of Music and Drama”).

Task and goals

The “Freunde und Förderer der Hochschule für Musik und Theater e.V.” (Friends and Supporters of the University of Music and Drama, referred to in brief as the Friends) is a tradition in the cultural life of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, especially in the Hanseatic city of Rostock. The hmt Friends association was founded in 1993, mainly for the purpose of supporting the foundation of our University of Music and Drama in Rostock. The hmt, the main feature of which is the exquisite former monastery building known as the Katharinenkloster, has worked closely with the Friends ever since its foundation more than ten years ago. The Friends association performs a variety of tasks: it supports highly talented students, promotes specific themes in the hmt’s artistic activities and events and establishes contact with prominent figures in the fields of politics, business and culture. The Friends therefore collaborate closely with the university to raise its national and international profile in the fields of music and drama.
One area of particular importance to the Friends is promoting outstanding, highly talented students. The impressive artistic results achieved by the college in recent years and extensive support from the association guarantee the success of this strategy.

Nowadays, the Univerity of Music and Drama’s competence and the quality of its training by all means compares with other universities at national level. Most programmes and courses at the hmt have a reputation for outstanding tuition.

Benefits for members

Use the hmt Friends and Rostock University of Music and Drama as a prestigious label in itself and enjoy the high standard of the arts.

The annual contribution, 30 Euros for individual members and starting at 120 Euro for corporate members, is more than compensated by quality events and a first-rate college in the Hanseatic city of Rostock.

If we have aroused your curiosity, please join us or request further information. We look forward to receiving your enquiries!

Friends committee

Lawyer Fabian Rüsch - Chairman
Helmut Rohde - Treasurer
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Plath - Secretary
Dr. Detlef Geerds, Lawyer
Prof. Wilfrid Jochims - Founding Rector
Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr.h.c. Heinz Bartsch, long-standing Director of the Institute of Ergonomics and Social Studies at the BTU Cottbus
Prof. Walter Gehlert, Conductor, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. med. Ingo Richter, Former Director of the University Paediatric Clinic Rostock
Prof. Dr. Susanne Winnacker, Rector hmt