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Mozarteum University Salzburg

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Art, education and scholarship at the highest level

Founded 50 years after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s death, the “Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum” has since developed into the world renowned talent factory we know today: the Mozarteum University Salzburg. In the course of its history it has greatly influenced internationally acclaimed artists such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Clemens Krauss, Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sándor Végh.

Students from all over the world flock to this institution to enjoy state of the art education of the highest level, forge new contacts and relationships and start their artistic careers. More than 40 departments focusing on music, pedagogy, theatre and the visual arts as well as many institutes and artistic platforms are at their disposal. Instrumental courses, composition, conducting, singing, musical theatre, acting, directing, stage design, music and dance therapy, art pedagogy, music pedagogy and musicology can all be found on the schedule.

Essential contribution to the creation, interpretation, reflection and education of art

Aside from university level education, the Mozarteum University Salzburg is a lively player in the cultural scene, dedicated to staging its own productions and contributing to the cultural life of Salzburg. It even boasts a symphonic orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, and supports scholarly and artistic new blood. In the course of an intense international discourse, the Mozarteum University Salzburg maintains friendly relationships with art schools all over the world, often collaborating on shared projects.

The Mozarteum has a firm place in the cultural life of Salzburg as a demanding cultural institution which is active in many fields. It hosts the International Summer Academy and the International Mozart Competition and is dedicated to the research and interpretation of the works of Mozart, producing regular publications.

The Mozarteum University Salzburg is closely tied to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation, an independent, privately run association which is dedicated to the maintenance, performance and support of museums, concerts and scholarship.

Mozarteum University Salzburg

Mozarteum University Salzburg

Photo: Christian Schneider
Mozarteum University Salzburg

Mozarteum University Salzburg

Photo: Christian Schneider