The Goethe-Institut conveys an up-to-date image of the diverse musical life in Germany and initiates an exchange between artists at home and abroad. More than 1,000 music projects take place annually in the professional, junior and amateur categories. We cover the entire range of genres – from early and classical music to jazz, rock and pop music as well as electronica, sound art and contemporary classical music.

NonaRia performed at Festival Alur Bunyi at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. NonaRia performed at Festival Alur Bunyi at the Goethe-Institut Jakarta. © Goethe-Institut Indonesien/Sancoyo Purnomo & Septiyan Wahyu Nugroho

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A compilation of information on the main international music competitions in Germany for which entrants can sign up themselves. Additionally, the German Music Information Centre (MIZ) keeps a comprehensive nationwide database of music competitions, which can be searched by date.

Music Residencies in Germany

A curated overview of artists' houses: These support professional international composers, performers or musicologists by providing them with studio space and accommodation for limited periods of time, often combined with the award of a stipend or grant.

List of Links to Music in Germany

We have compiled a list of links to important institutions and associations in the German music sector as well as to training and further education opportunities. There are also genre-specific links to festivals, trade journals, venues, etc.


About our work

A large part of the music programmes of the Goethe-Institut is created through interaction with local partners such as festivals, concert halls or clubs. Our funding for professional music projects targets professional musicians based in Germany or in developing or transition countries.

In addition, we offer young and amateur musicians from Germany the opportunity to carry out concert tours, encounter concerts or workshops. Equally important is the promotion of artists abroad. There are very many talented musicians in developing and transition countries who often lack suitable training facilities and qualified instructors.


For all questions you may have concerning projects with a Goethe-Institut abroad please contact that institute directly.

If you have any questions about individual funding opportunities offered by the Goethe-Institut, please contact: 
Tel: +49 89 15921-346

For all other questions we are happy to be of service:
Tel: +49 89 15921-506​​​

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