The Road to Becoming
a Professional Musician

The International Music College Freiburg – an Institution of the Jazz & Rock Schulen Freiburg – has trained aspiring professional rock, pop and jazz musicians for more than 20 years.

The training program. . .

  • is state-recognized
  • lasts 3 years
  • is BAföG-supported
  • imparts stylistic diversity: rock / pop and jazz
  • is practically-orientated
  • offers a choice of study emphasis in the third year: Performance, Pedagogy or Songwriting / Producing
  • is taught by experienced professional domestic and foreign musicians
  • offers creative interchange with students of the Berklee College of Music in an international class
  • enables students to study further for a Bachelors Degree at the renowned Berklee College (Boston, USA)
  • facilitates the transfer of international projects into the three-country corner of Germany, France and Switzerland

The International Music College Freiburg (IMCF) is an institution of the Jazz & Rock Schulen Freiburg, which celebrates this year its 25th birthday, and already has trained innumerable young people to become professional musicians.

The IMCF is located in Germany’s sunniest city – Freiburg – and is embedded in a large international network that can be used by students and alumni to promote their own career.
The IMCF is the only “partner school” of the renowned Berklee College of Music (Boston) in all of German-speaking Europe.

IMCF graduates are active in varying areas: they perform as live/studio musicians or for theater and musical productions; they work as composers and song writers or as music teachers.

Former students of the IMCF are, among others, Uwe Bossert, guitar player of the rock band “Reamonn,” and Max Mutzke, who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest and stormed the charts with “Can’t wait until tonight.”

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  • Songs to download: Here is music from the students of the IMCF. Listen here! Read more
  • The world visiting: For the first time the "Berklee International Network Summit" took place at the International Music College Freiburg - a summit of representatives of the 14 twin schools from all over the world. With photo gallery! (article in German) Read more