The Mozarteum University offers over 40 artistic and education courses in the fields of music, the performing and visual arts. 1,500 young artists from all over the world experience comprehensive training here in all instruments, in composition, conducting, singing, music-theatre, acting, stage-directing, stage design, music and dance education, art and craft education as well as in music educational theory and musicology.
Five hundred lecturers, many of whom are internationally renowned artists and teachers, pass on their knowledge and their art, thus making the university a place of lively intellectual exchange and dialogue.
The history of the Mozarteum University dates back to 1841 and is characterised by the work and teaching of outstanding personalities such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Clemens Krauss, Paul Hindemith, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Carl Orff and Sándor Végh.The Mozarteum School of Music was founded by the Salzburg Cathedral Music Association. In 1914 it became a conservatory, in 1953 an academy, in 1970 a Hochschule of music and performing arts and finally, in 1998, a university.
The Mozarteum University fosters international relations with associated music and art academies by means of an international exchange of lectures and students, scholarship programmes, exchange concerts and mutual projects.
Students and lectures engage in joint artistic activities as an integral part of the course programme. They perform in public in several concerts, plays, dance and opera productions as well as participation in exhibitions, thereby enriching cultural life in Salzburg. Besides intensive studies in an arts-friendly environment, networks are created here for later professional careers.