Music strengthens society - we strengthen musical life.

The German Music Council is committed to the interests of 15 million people who make music in Germany and is the world's largest national umbrella organization for music culture.


Together for Music - The Yearbook 2024

The 2024 Yearbook was published just in time for the festive concert!

KI and Music

The German Music Council organized a symposium on "Artificial Intelligence and Music" on October 20, 2023.

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Benefit from a DMR membership with your institution!


1953 - 2023 


Years German Music Council

For 70 years now, the German Music Council has supported thousands of musicians year after year through its diverse projects.



Award winners, scholarship recipients

have been sponsored by the German Music Competition in 39 categories - including Nicolas Altstaedt, the Artemis Quartet and Sabine Meyer.

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have applied for the German Conductors' Award in 2021.



Years of Jugend musiziert

The nationwide competition Jugend musiziert, one of the most renowned nationwide measures for finding and promoting musical talent, turns 60 this year.

The DMR has about 


Employees in Berlin and Bonn

The German Music Council is supported by voluntary commitment and has two locations: Deutscher Musikrat e.V. in Berlin and Deutscher Musikrat gGmbH in Bonn.

Engagement for 


Million musicians and music creators

The German Music Council is committed to 15 million musicians and music creators.

more than 


Professional associations and institutions of musical life

are members of the German Music Council. The broad spectrum of members offers networking and campaigning opportunities that are unique in the cultural sector.



Personalities from all areas of musical and cultural life

are involved in the federal expert committees on an honorary basis. They advise the Presidium on specialist issues and make suggestions.


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Deutscher Musikrat positioniert sich zu „Künstliche Intelligenz und Musik – Hilfe oder Konkurrenz?“

Deutscher Musikrat feiert 70-jähriges Jubiläum mit rund 1.000 Gästen in der Berliner Philharmonie

Live and promote diversity!

On the foundation of the music, socio-political and project-related work of the German Music Council

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Musicians can sing or play in the ensembles of the German Music Council, the Federal Youth Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Orchestra and the Federal Youth Choir, and take part in competitions. With four other projects in the area of promotion, the German Music Council supports young, highly talented musicians, conductors, composers and interpreters of contemporary music as well as pop musicians on their way to a professional musical life and builds a bridge between musicians, organizers and the public. In addition, the German Music Information Center (miz) offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.



The German Music Council is the sponsor of the competitions for children and young people: Jugend musiziert and Jugend jazzt, the competitions for professional musicians: the German Music Competition, the German Conducting Award (formerly the German Conducting Prize) and the German Choral Conducting Award, as well as the competitions for amateur musicians: theGerman Choir Competition and the German Orchestra Competition.

The German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat e. V.) is the mouthpiece and initiator of music policy issues for its members.

The numerous advantages of a membership in the German Music Council e.V. compiled for you.

Under the menu item MEDIA you will find our press page with all the latest news, our press page with the press contacts and the publications.

Promoting young musicians in the ensemblesof the German Music Council also includes performing on stage in front of an audience. The project leaders are happy to accept requests for engagements. The German Music Competition concert promotion program arranges approximately 200 concerts a year for concert organizers and concert series.

Music educators will find concepts and working materials for music lessons at the Podium Gegenwart's educational projects. Current developments in music policy and studies can be found in the "Music Education" section, as well as specialist articles on this topic at the German Music Information Center.

With the German Music Information Center, the German Music Council offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.