Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, founded under the name of “Deutsche Hochschule für Musik” in 1950, is located in the historical center of Berlin at the Gendarmenmarkt, immediately behind the Konzerthaus Berlin. In the main building at Charlottenstraße 55, Department A – Voice/Music Theater and Direction, fields of study Conducting and Correpetition of Department C, Department D – Piano, Composition and Musicology, as well as the executive office and the overarching administration are housed. Numerous classes as well as music theater performances, class recitals and competitions are held in the variably configurable Studio Hall with the most modern technology and the two chamber music halls. Students have access to numerous rehearsal rooms, a neighboring school canteen and a comprehensive school library.
Neuer Marstall, with its prominent location at the Schloßplatz near the Museuminsel was opened as an additional location in April 2005. The Marstall (stable) was completed in 1900 by Ernst von Ihne for the Berlin Stadtschloss and today houses Department B – Strings, Harp and Guitar, and fields of study Wind and Percussion of Department C. The opulent, heritage-listed building had its core completely removed during renovation and with its interior configuration of modern colors now boasts a three-dimensional consistent design and technically mature acoustic elements. These are particularly present in the Krönungskutschensaal, used as the orchestra recital hall, the Galakutschensaal I and II, and in the numerous rehearsal rooms that create optimal conditions for the students with their acoustically decoupled cell structures.