Reasons for your studying at the Folkwang University of the Arts

  • Choir and orchestra projects directed by students
  • Practice-oriented tuition content voice physiology, scenic works, historically oriented performance practice and original sound, popular music (directing a band & arrangement), choral management and much more.
  • Linkages with Folkwang-specific study courses such as Early Music, Jazz, Musicals, Dance, Acting, Physical Theatre and Design
  • Cooperation, observation and musical work with the Saarn Monastery Schola Cantorum (Chorsingschule Kloster Saarn), Mülheim/Ruhr, the Hanover Boys' Choir (Knabenchor), the University Orchestra Duisburg-Essen and as part of the International Summer Courses in Gregorian music


  • Presence of the entire history of music: from the first sources of monophony and polyphony to the music of the present-day (ICEM – Institute for Computer Music and Electronic Media)
  • Location of the Ruhr region’s Musicology Library
  • Historic building in former Benedictine monastery with nearby basilica
  • Connection with the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • A wealth of cultural offerings in the heart of the Ruhr region (Essen Philharmonia, Aalto Music Theatre, Schauspiel Essen, Folkwang Museum, Zollverein mine World Heritage site, Lichtburg...)
  • Idyllically set in the Ruhr valley, in the Werden district in the south of Essen