Clone of Hans Hachmann Scholarship 2023/24 of the Friends of the Karlsruhe University of Music goes to Johannes Heuft

13. December 2023
Johannes Heuft

Johannes Heuft, born in 1997, has been studying Music Journalism for Broadcasting and Multimedia at the Karlsruhe University of Music since 2018. After completing his Bachelor's degree in 2022, he will be in the 3rd semester of the Master's degree programme in Music Journalism. Heuft, who grew up in the municipality of Kottenheim (Mayen-Koblenz district), made his home community the subject of a media production, for which he has now been awarded the Hans-Hachmann Scholarship.
With the Hans-Hachmann Scholarship, the Friends of the Karlsruhe University of Music have created a new funding opportunity for students at the University of Music and announced it for the first time this winter semester. The scholarship is named after Dr h. c. Hans Hachmann, long-time senior music editor at SWR and Chairman of the Friends from 2009 to 2023. The scholarship was aimed at students of music journalism at the University of Music. The Hans Hachmann Scholarship is intended to honour a student of this subject for an outstanding academic achievement or for a special, promising study project in the field of music journalism. The scholarship is endowed with 300 euros per month and runs for 12 months.

The jury of the Circle of Friends, consisting of Claus Temps (Chairman), Monika Rihm (Deputy Chairwoman) and Sen. E. h. Dr. h. c. Thomas Renner (Treasurer) with the assistance of Prof. Jürgen Christ (Director of the Institute for Music Journalism) and Dr. h. c. Hans Hachmann, decided in favour of Johannes Heuft's contributions out of four applications. The jury was particularly impressed by his media production "Direkt unnesch Büde - Eine Heimatreise anhand Kottenheimer Lieder" with its underlying intensive research and sensitive, multi-layered media presentation. At the same time, the jury was impressed by the high quality of all the media productions submitted.