The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich

The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (UMPA) is one of the most important and diverse training centers for music, dance and theater professions in Europe.

At five different locations in Munich, 1,200 students are trained in about 100 courses for various artistic and pedagogical occupations.

The courses range from orchestral and keyboard instruments to historical performance, jazz, composition, folk music, music journalism and cultural management.

The bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are rounded off by a Bachelor’s program for high-school musicians and the master’s degree certificate. Around 500 teachers – many of them with an international reputation – and numerous alumni in artistic top positions provide for the worldwide radiance of music, dance and theater education in Munich.

Preparation and professional support of the competition

The President of the UMPA, Prof. Dr. Bernd Redmann, and two professors of the UMPA, Prof. Jan Müller-Wieland and Prof. Tilman Jäger, have taken over the design and professional support of the competition.

They also play a decisive role in the preselection and in the jury.
To learn more about them, please follow the links below.

Redmann, Bernd, Prof. Dr., phil.

Müller-Wieland, Jan, Prof.

Jäger, Tilman, Prof.