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Center for Higher Education

Heinke Kirzinger, M.A.

The voice teacher Heinke Kirzinger has been working at TU Dortmund University since 1996. At the Department of Music and Musicology, in addition to her singing class, she regularly held seminars on the topic of "Singing in School" for the Department of Music Education. Since 2013, she has directed the TU Dortmund University Choir. In September 2019, she relocated her professional focus to the Center for Higher Education. Here, she leads PerSona - the vocal space for vocal personality development at TU Dortmund University. As part of this work, she develops training formats for members of TU Dortmund for optimized voice use. These trainings can then be adapted and implemented with different cooperation partners for specific target groups.


Teaching areas

  • Didactics and methodology of singing with children, teenagers and adults
  • Voice and body language communication
  • Voice and speaking technique
  • Presentation technique

More Information about Heinke Kirzinger

  • Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen (BDG)
  • Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (amj)
  • KulturInitiative Kinderstimme Kinderlied e.V. (KIKK)


  • 2019 – Head of PerSona, vocal room of TU Dortmund University
  • 2013 – today choir director TU Dortmund University Choir
  • 2012 – 2020 Direction Open Singing in the Fun2Teach-Learning Workshop, TU Dortmund University
  • 2012 – 2019 Children's voice training in the protestant parish Berghofen
  • 2011 – 2014 Choir Director Women's Choir „Frauenklang“, TU Dortmund University
  • 1996 – 2020 TU Dortmund University, Department for Music and Musicology
    Lecturer for singing/voice training
    Since winter semester 10/11 lecturer for „Singing with children and adolescents“
  • 1996 – today Freelance singing teacher and singer, trans-regional speaker
     Voice and speech technique, individual and group training, choir coaching sessions
  • 1992 – 1996 Music school Castrop-Rauxel, teacher flute/vocals
  • 1990 – 1992 Music school Jellinghaus Dortmund, teacher flute
  • 1985 – 1988 Municipal music school Flensburg, teacher flute


  • 2010 - 2012 Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Department for Music and Musicology, Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • 1989 – 1998 Detmold University of Music, dept. Dortmund
    05/1993 vocal pedagogy, graduate music educator
    04/1998 Artistic maturity exam
  • 1998 – 1999 Penn State University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
    Teaching Assistant/Non-Degree Master Student Music Performance
    Fulbright Stipendium
  • 1983 – 1988 Flensburg University of Education
    Secondary school teaching (Music/English), 1. State Exam