About us


Landesmusikakademie NRW

Focus of musical work and education in North Rhine-Westphalia

With its workshops, courses, conferences, concerts and projects, the Landesmusikakademie NRW serves as the central educational institution for the Land of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Our priorities are the training of principals, instrumental instructors, conductors and choir masters in qualifying courses for amateur musicians (C 1-3 and B levels), further training for musical educators, promotion of talent as well as creative artistic projects.

On behalf of district governments, we develop certificate courses for instructors without prior knowledge of teaching music. We also provide education courses for the foundation „An Instrument for Every Child“ (Stiftung „Jedem Kind ein Instrument“), and for the government of North Rhine-Westphalia, we support the programme „Culture in School“ („Kultur und Schule“) with courses preparing artists for their assignment with school projects.

Our spacious range of function halls and rooms, accommodation and freshly prepared meals, music library and sound studio are available to all kinds of ensembles and choirs wishing to use our premises for their rehearsing. Amongst our patrons are the youth ensembles of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The activities of the Landesmusikakademie NRW take place in seven buildings situated in Heek-Nienborg and its castle grounds. The Music Centre („Musikzentrum“) serves as headquarters and affords ideal working conditions with its three halls (including a concert hall holding up to 300 persons), seven seminar rooms, five rehearsal chambers, two percussion rooms, sound studio and music library. More rooms can be found in a historic building in the castle grounds. The guest houses are situated there, too, with accommodation for up to 144 persons, mainly in single and twin-bedded rooms. In addition to that, there is a guest house of superior standard for teachers.

The academy is located in Heek in the district of Borken, not far from the towns of Ahaus and Gronau and in the beautiful open landscape of the Münsterland region with its clear beech and oak woodland, its charming manor houses, castles and historic places.

Please visit us at http://www.landesmusikakademie-nrw.de.