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University Mozarteum Salzburg

Offering over 40 majors, Mozarteum University is one of the world’s most acclaimed universities of music and the arts. Outstanding faculty and the unique architecture add to this institution’s appeal for Austrian and international students wanting to walk in the footsteps of Mozart.

History of Mozarteum University

The roots of Mozarteum University go back to the year 1841.  The Salzburg Cathedral Music Society and Mozarteum were founded on the 50th anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s death. Initially, the music school was intended to groom the next generation of musicians who would be serving at Salzburg Cathedral. Over time, such prominent figures as Carl Orff and Nikolaus Harnoncourt would leave their own mark on the Mozarteum. In 1988, the former music school was elevated to university status.

Courses of Study

Mozarteum University offers degree programs in music as well as the visual and performing arts. Around 1500 students are able to select from more than 40 different artistic and educational study programs. Some 500 teachers, including many famous performers, pass on their knowledge. The Mozarteum has a very international focus, clearly reflected in the teaching staff as well as the student body. Fellowship programs as well as concert exchanges foster close ties between the university and other musical and artistic educational institutions.

Concerts & Events

For so much young talent, you clearly need a befitting stage! With over a hundred dates per month, Mozarteum University is one of the biggest event organizers in Salzburg. Whether concert series, lectures or CD presentations: The Mozarteum gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself completely in the glorious world of music.


The University at No. 1 Mirabellplatz, site of the “Solitär” and “Grosses Studio” event rooms, provides barrier-free access.

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