Eurhythmics (RHY)

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Musical Performance and Education, study option: Eurhythmics (RHY)

Course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Music
Regular course length: 8 semesters

  1. Course content
    Studying Eurhythmics at the HMTMH offers you a special combination of two main subjects: an intensive artistic-pedagogical training both in the main subject Eurhythmics (RHY) and in the freely chosen instrumental/vocal main subject.

    In the main subject Eurhythmics, the students experiment with possible connections and interactions between music and movement, often also with other forms of expression such as fine arts - it is an interdisciplinary educational and artistic subject.
    The high proportion of movement and dance is a special feature within the music education courses at the HMTMH.
    On the one hand, the students receive a well-founded education in all practical and theoretical parts of the Eurhythmics studies, on the other hand, they have the opportunity to further develop their own creativity through diverse possibilities of improvisation and design and, among other things, to contribute in different performance formats.

    Specific contents of the Eurhythmics studies include:

    • Music and movement/Eurhythmics in practice and in performance
    • Movement/Dance
    • Percussion/Body percussion
    • Perception - Interaction - Improvisation
    • Integrative physical training and functional anatomy/physiology
    • Teaching practice (with various target and age groups)
    • Theory and didactics of Eurhythmics and the main instrumental/vocal subject
    • Voice training for children
    • Speak

    Further content:

    • instrumental/vocal main subject
    • Music pedagogical, didactic, scientific and theoretical modules
    The Eurhythmics studies are practical: own teaching experiments with joint teaching reflection prepare for later teaching activities. We work closely with partner day-care centers and elementary schools and offer additional teaching practice groups with changing target groups (adults, seniors, parent-child courses, etc.).

  3. Who is the course aimed at?
    The course of study is directed towards people
    • who want to combine an artistic degree with a well-founded pedagogical training.
    • who are enthusiastic about both music and movement and are interested in interdisciplinary projects.
    • who are seeking to follow a diverse and flexible career in performance and education.
    • who desire a music and movement pedagogical education that is as demanding as it is diverse.

  4. Requirements for admission
    • Successful completion of the acceptance procedure / admission examination
    • A school leaving certificate of at least lower secondary level (e.g. sufficiently good GCSEs)

  5. Career outlook
    The Eurhythmics degree enables graduates to work professionally as Eurhythmics/music and movement educators for all age groups and target groups, as well as instrumental or vocal educators up to intermediate level. You can work as a teacher at music schools, gymnastics or dance schools, in educational and care facilities for people of all ages (e.g. general education schools, daycare centers, retirement homes, facilities for people with disabilities), in the field of music education / concert pedagogy; in training centers for social workers, educators, actors or dancers. The artistic expertise of the graduates lies in the design of interdisciplinary performances, sometimes in collaboration with artists from other disciplines.

Programme learning outcomes


The graduates possess a wide range of artistic and pedagogical competences, scientifically sound reflection skills and a self-determined way of working. They are capable of initiating, designing and critically reflecting on artistic-educational teaching and learning processes in the field of Eurhythmics. In this way, they are prepared for a career in dynamic professional fields as well as for further specialisation and advanced studies in the relevant master’s degree programmes.

The specialist area of study "Eurhythmics" builds up a wide range of competences concerning the combination and interplay of music and movement as well as an expertise in the interdisciplinary connection of music with other artistic forms of expression. Graduates have comprehensive knowledge of all content areas of eurhythmics (e.g. music and movement, dance, improvisation, choreography/design, physical training, functional anatomy) and are able to combine and tie together different media of expression and content areas in an educational and artistic context as well as to work in a process- and result-oriented manner. The instruction in the theory and didactics of eurhythmics provides them with a sound insight into pedagogical and scientific issues and contexts. They possess enhanced and in-depth skills in music and movement pedagogy and can flexibly adapt their teacher behaviour to teaching situations with diverse target groups due to their methodological-didactic expertise.

This also applies to graduates‘ instrumental or vocal major study subject, which provides them with technical and artistic skills as well as with the ability to professionally plan, conduct and reflect on instrumental or vocal instruction for all age groups.

In the scientific subjects, they acquire the necessary theoretical as well as pedagogical foundation for the areas of music and movement in order to be able to work independently and reflectively at a high level. They have developed their own music-pedagogical approach and are capable of independent and creative thinking and acting in the area of music and movement pedagogy on the basis of scientific knowledge.

The study programme encourages graduates to develop their own artistic personality and build up skills such as self-organisation and professional ethos. Due to the group instruction, they also acquire communication skills and flexibility, as well as the ability to work constructively in a team and to shape creative processes in a participatory way. Furthermore, graduates are able to respond to existing social structures and current issues, to address these by artistic and artistic-pedagogical means and thus to help shape social processes in a critical and reflective manner.


Information admission procedure (online available in german)

Representative Professor

  • Prof. Dr. Andrea Welte

    Professor of Music Education

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Institute for Music Education Research
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    1.003 | Seelhorststraße 3
    More information:

Examination Office

  • Judith Degro

    Department for Studies and Teaching | Examination Board Pianoforte B. Mus., Keyboard Instruments M. Mus., Musical Performance and Education B. Mus./M. Mus., Church Music B. Mus./M. Mus.

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E001 | Loebensteinstraße 2

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7254

    Office hours: Mo 09:30-12 Uhr | Di 09:30-12 Uhr und (nur online) 14-15:30 Uhr | Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung | Digitaler Besprechungsraum:

Student Registration Office

  • Beate Heitmüller

    Department for Studies and Teaching | Matriculation Office, Examination Office Junior Students, Solo Class

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E007 | Loebensteinstraße 2

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7223

    Office hours: Mo 09:30-12 Uhr | Di 09:30-12 Uhr und (nur online) 14-15:30 Uhr | Do 14-15:30 Uhr | und nach Vereinbarung | Digitaler Besprechungsraum:

  • Leonie Ehrl

    Project Coordination Campus Management Implementation

    Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
    Neues Haus 1, 30175 Hannover
    E006 | Loebensteinstraße 2

    Phone: +49 (0)511 3100-7209

Last modified: 2023-09-20

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