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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

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).

Interactive map

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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