The HEMU provides its students with four sites of excellence with their own complementary identities and qualities in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
The main building is in Lausanne. Located at the edge of the Lavaux, a UNESCO World Heritage region, this city has established itself as a hotspot for culture and training in Europe. Great renowned schools such as the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), the EHL (Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne) and the ECAL (Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) stand alongside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the nearby Montreux Jazz Festival, to name but a few of these institutions with international influence.
The HEMU manages around 150 class-studios, most of which are equipped with Steinway pianos. They are spread across the four training sites. In addition to those numerous studios are several concert halls gifted with optimum acoustics.