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Center for Musician`s Health

Physical and psychological wellbeing are the prerequisites for an evolvement of musical skills and for meeting the challenges of everyday life as a professional musician.


Therefore, the Center for Musician`s Health at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold is dedicated to:

  • Preventing physical and psychological disorders
  • Strengthening individual resources
  • Offering medical care for individuals suffering from performance related health problems and psychological strain

We thus try to support our students` personal growth and musical development.

Author: Dr. med. Maria Schuppert | Last updated: 26.11.2012
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Our Concept

Offering a wide range of seminars, courses and counseling, the Hochschule für Musik does not only emphasize general health promotion but also aims at a musical education based on physiological principles and at stimulating the students` individual strengths.


Our goals are effective measures of prevention as well as supporting an improvement of performance.


In our courses and seminars students can train coordination, body awareness and endurance as well as coping with stress, psychological strain and musical performance anxiety.


The program is based on scientific standards established in musicians` medicine, sports medicine, and physiotherapy, and it is well adjusted to the particular needs of instrumentalists and singers. Holistic oriented body techniques, movement methods, approved relaxation techniques, and classes for improvement of stage appearance are included as well.


For students of the Detmold Centre for highly talented young musicians (DJI) we offer a separate curriculum comprising workshops and seminars appropriate for these young musicians.


The Musician`s Health program is free of charge for the students of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

(Except for a low fee for individual lessons in Alexander-technique and for ZUMBA-Fitness)

Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 20.02.2015
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Seminare und praktische Angebote im laufenden bzw. nächsten Semester

Die aktuellen Unterrichtsveranstaltungen sind auf dieser Website einsehbar:

Auf dieser Seite befinden alle Kurse aus den Bereichen Musikmanagement, Musikvermittlung und Musikergesundheit sowie die Veranstaltungen des Karrierezentrums und des Detmolder Jundstudierenden Instituts.


Seminare & Kurse:

  • Musikphysiologie - Aspekte der Musikergesundheit (= Modul Musikphysiologie 1)
  • Stress abbauen - sicher auftreten
  • Stimmphysiologie 1
  • Angewandte Stimmphysiologie und Gesangsphoniatrie (= Modul Stimmphysiologie 2).

Körpertechniken - Bewegung - Atmung:

  • Yoga für Musiker
  • Feldenkrais
  • Alexander-Technik
  • Tai-Chi - Qi Gong
  • Funktionales Atmen


  • Bühnenpräsenz und Podiumstraining für Instrumentalisten
  • Körper- und Bühnentraining

Fitness und Sport:

  • Geräte-Fitnesstraining mit physiotherapeutischer Anleitung und Begleitung
  • Weitere Sportangebote werden vom AStA der HfM angeboten, siehe


Direkt zur online-Anmeldung für die Lehrveranstaltungen und praktische Kurse der Musikergesundheit:



Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 20.02.2015
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Musicians Medicine Consultations

We offer musicians medicine consultations for students and music teachers of the HfM Detmold as well as for other, external musicians.

For members of the HfM Detmold, these consultations are free of charge.

In case of performance-related health problems, music performance anxiety, general strain and questions concerning prevention please contact the Center for Musician`s Health:



Mrs. G. Depner, management


Ph: +49 5231 - 3051259

Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 25.03.2015


Comlimentary psychosomatic and psychotherapeutic counseling as well es psychologic service is avaliable for students of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

Please refer to the Center for Musician`s Health

Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 20.02.2015

Lecturers, Physicians, and Therapists

At the moment the Center for Musician`s Health is in the process of reorganization. Until 09-2014 it was organized by

Prof. Maria Schuppert, MD.

She teaches musician`s health and also offers specific musicians'` medicine consultations for musicians suffering from playing-related medical problems or music performance anxiety. A team of colleagues work very closely together with her in order to provide the broad variety of seminars, practical courses and sports:



Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 08.04.2015
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Organisation and Registration

For further information on Musician`s Health please contact:



Mrs. G. Depner

Ph: +49 5231 - 30 51 259



Registration for classes:

Please register online for your classes following this link:

Author: Birgit Brüntrup | Last updated: 25.03.2015