Welcome to the Erich Thienhaus Institute of the Detmold University of Music!
This is the cradle of the Tonmeister education. Countless classes of students have completed their demanding studies here and since then have successfully worked as sound engineers, recording producer, music directors, FOH sound engineers, theatre and opera sound engineers, in radio and television, in music studios, on large open air stages, in theaters and opera houses, or as freelancers - several among them Grammy winners (the "Oscar of the music industry").
Find out more about the history of the institution, the history of sound engineering, the courses of study, and the technical equipment of our studios and laboratories on our website. Learn how students live and work in Detmold and at the institute.
Gain insight into the best Tonmeister training in the world and come to us for an exciting and unique course of study!