Music Institutions

This database provides basic information on more than 10.000 music organizations and institutions in Germany. It informs about the structures and organization of musical life and the aims, activities and result of the work of the most important institutions. The data are ascertained by the German Music Information Centre. Every year, there is a complete update of the database; reported modifications are continuously being included.

Music Organizations

German Music Council | Music Councils in the Federal States | Associations, Federations and Societies | Foundations

Politico-Cultural Authorities

National Level | Federal States | Local Governments

Musical Activities Abroad

Federal Foreign Office and Agencies in the Foreign Cultural Policy Sector | Further Institutions dealing with Musical Activities Abroad | Foreign Cultural Institutes in the Federal Republic

Music Education, Professional Training, Further Education

Primary and Secondary Schools Specializing in Music | Music Schools in the Association of German Music Schools (VdM) | Other Music Schools | Conservatories, Academies, Church Music Schools and Colleges | Colleges of Music (Conservatories) | Universities, Colleges of Education and Specialised Colleges of Higher Education | Specialised Training Establishments for the Music Professions | State Institutes for Further Teacher Training and Curriculum Research | Advanced Music Training for Pedagogic and Artistic Staff in the Field of non-school Youth and Adult Education | Other Institutes for Training and Further Education | Musical Awareness Projects

Promotional Activities and Institutions

Music Competitions | Music Prizes, Scholarships, Awards | Youth Orchestras, Ensembles and Choirs at the National, State and Regional Level | Social Services for Artists

Research and Documentation

Public Music Libraries | Specialised Libraries, Archives and Research Institutes | Collections of Musical Instruments, Museums and Memorials


Orchestras, Special Ensembles and Opera/Musical Theatre

Symphony Orchestras | Chamber
| Ensembles for Contemporary Music | Ensembles for Early Music | Concert Halls | Opera Theatre | Musical Theatre | Bundeswehr, National Police, Police Forces and Civilian Service

Central Authorities for Church Music

Catholic Church Music | Protestant Church Music

Music Festivals, Courses und Congresses

Music Festivals | Courses | Congresses

Radio and Television

Public Broadcasting Corporations | Private Broadcasting Stations

Concert Agencies and Artist Management

Artist and Specialised Placement Services of the Federal Employment Agency | Concert Agencies and Artist Management

Music Industry

Music Publishers | Music Instrument Building - Industrial Firms | Music Instrument Building - Traditional Craftsmen | Wholesale | Music Retail Business | Music Antiquarians | Sound Recording and Video Programme Manufacturers | Trade Fairs and Exhibitions | Copyright Societies

Press and Publications

Daily and Weekly Press | Music Periodicals | Journals and Almanacs | Sound Recording Catalogues

Music Organizations and Institutions in Europe

The European Music Council and the National Committees | Associations, Federations, Societies and Foundations | Government Agencies and Cultural Policy Bodies | International Music Information Centres