The Hochschule has ten specifically equipped buildings at its disposal, which are arranged as a campus in and around the imposing Palais Gardens: string-players, wind-instruments, singers and percussionists have their own buildings; pianists and organists reside in the historic palace, where rehearsals and concerts for larger chamber music groups also take place. The musicologists work in an Art Nouveau building at the outskirts of the gardens, whereas music-education students and future music teachers hold their academic seminars in the technically excellently equipped Pädagogikhaus.
The Hochschule für Musik Detmold is one of the leading institutions for professional music education in Europe. For more than sixty years internationally acclaimed musicians have taught in an environment which particularly encourages intensive pedagogical and artistic work. The Hochschule has ten specifically equipped buildings at its disposal, which are arranged as a campus in and around the imposing Palais Gardens. The Hochschule presents more than 400 concerts per year in multiple concert halls, a studio theatre, and even two professional theatres. An exceptionally involved population of the city follows these performances with lively interest.