University Mozarteum Salzburg

At University Mozarteum Salzburg, Mozart is our inspiration, music our tradition, art our passion. In the heart of Salzburg exceptional talents mature into artistic personalities – on the pulse of time, for the world’s stages. The cultural heritage of Europe forms the foundation on which we, an international community, promote a liberal and tolerant dialogue, critically reflecting on the society we live in today.

The University Mozarteum Salzburg offers more than 40 artistic and educational disciplines in the fields of music, performing and fine arts. Around 1,700 young artists from all over the world receive comprehensive training in numerous instrumental subjects, in composition, conducting, singing, music theater, acting, directing, stage design, music and dance education, art and art education as well as in music education and musicology.

500 teachers, many of them internationally known artists and educators, pass on their knowledge and their art and fulfill the university with lively discussion.

The history of the Mozarteum dates back to 1841 and was marked by outstanding personalities such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Clemens Krauss, Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Sándor Végh. The University Mozarteum Salzburg sees it as its task to contribute significantly to the creation and interpretation, reflection and mediation of art and artistic practice. The central concern is optimal, individualized support for their students.

In addition to the traditional role as an excellent educational institution, the University Mozarteum Salzburg has positioned itself as a fully-fledged cultural enterprise and contributes to cultural life with numerous events by students and teachers. In the context of intensive studies in a music-open environment, the networks for later professional careers start here. The University Mozarteum Salzburg as an artistic, pedagogical and scientific center meets equally regional and international tasks. In the international exchange of teachers and students, scholarship programs, exchange concerts and joint projects, the Mozarteum maintains worldwide relationships with friendly music and art academies.