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Mozarteum University of Salzburg
founding April 22, 1841
Sponsorship state
place Salzburg
country AustriaAustria Austria
Rector Elisabeth Gutjahr
Students 1970 (WS 2019/20)
Employee 598 (2018)
including professors 106 (2018)
Annual budget 48.2 million euros (2016)
Networks AARC

The University Mozarteum Salzburg , or Mozarteum University for short , is an art college in Salzburg for music, drama and related subjects. The previous institutions from which the university developed are also known as the Mozarteum .

The International Mozarteum Foundation is not part of the university, but an independent association which, among other things, organizes concerts and runs the Mozart museums in Salzburg.


On April 22nd, 1841 the “Dommusikverein und Mozarteum” was founded in Salzburg as a music school and for the collection of old Mozart documents. In 1880, the Mozarteum Public Music School, the forerunner of today's Art University, was founded following the earlier simple school forms . In 1914 the music school was recognized as a conservatory with public rights. In 1939 this conservatory was renamed the Reichshochschule Mozarteum . After 1945 it was called the Musikhochschule.

In 1953 the university became the Academy for Music and Performing Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg . In 1970, the academy was renamed the university again and was now called the University of Music and Performing Arts “Mozarteum” in Salzburg . Since 1998 the university has been called Universität Mozarteum Salzburg .

Training courses

The Mozarteum University teaches making music on musical instruments (string, plucked, percussion and keyboard instruments), singing , Catholic and Protestant church music, conducting , composition and music theory , each in the areas of concert and music education ( teacher training course ). In the area of the Magisterium are next to music education (instrumental / vocal Educational Studies, IGP) also music and dance education , art education , business education and Textile Design settled. There are also courses in acting , directing and stage design .

The Mozarteum University has the right to award doctorates ( Doctor of PhilosophyPh.D. ). The related doctoral studies are located in the departments for musicology and music education (in Salzburg and Innsbruck).



Access area of ​​the New Mozarteum
Entrance hall

The main building of the university is the New Mozarteum at Mirabellplatz 1 in the right half of Salzburg's old town . The Mirabell Gardens are in the immediate vicinity. In 1978 the first New Mozarteum was created by adapting the Paris Lodron Primogeniture Palace and building a new building. The building was closed in 1998 on suspicion of carcinogenic pollutants. In 2004, extensive renovations began. When it reopened in September 2006, the New Mozarteum presented itself in a completely new form.

The Frohburg Castle houses next to a dormitory, the Orff Institute for the Orff-Schulwerk . In Innsbruck there is a branch (branch) with the department for music education, there since 2018 in the house of music .


Specialist departments in the field of music :

  • I Conducting, composition, music theory, church music and performance practice
  • II keyboard instruments
  • III string and plucked instruments
  • IV Wind and Percussion Instruments
  • V singing
  • VI musical theater
  • IX Musicology
  • X Salzburg Music Education
  • XI Music Education Innsbruck

Specialist departments in the theater area :

  • VII Acting and directing at the Thomas Bernhard Institute
  • VIII Stage and costume design, film and exhibition architecture

Specialist department in the field of visual arts :

  • XII Fine arts, art and craft education


University orchestra

In the symphony orchestra of the Mozarteum University, students experience renowned conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt , Michael Gielen , Peter Schneider , André Previn and Cornelius Meister in the past . Bruno Weil , Reinhard Goebel and Johannes Kalitzke have been leading the orchestra since October 2015 and are responsible for training the conducting students.

Today's university orchestra should not be confused with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra , the symphony orchestra of the city and state of Salzburg. This was originally the orchestra of the students of the music school and later the Mozarteum Academy. In 1939, however, it became an independent orchestra of professional musicians.



In May 2017, Reiner Schuhenn was elected rector. In July 2017 it was announced that he would not take up his position. and resigned on July 10, 2017. In November 2017, the rector's contract for Elisabeth Gutjahr was originally supposed to be approved by the university council . After the resignation of three members of the university council, including Viktoria Kickinger , the university council consisted only of the chairman Karl Ludwig Vavrovsky and Nike Wagner , so the board no longer had a quorum.

Well-known students

Well-known professors

Honorary bearer

In addition to the personalities listed below, the dignitaries also include 52 people who have been awarded a gold or silver medal of honor by the Mozarteum University (as of October 2019).

Honorary members

Honor roll of honorary members of the Mozarteum University

Other honorary bearers

See also


  • Julia Hinterberger (ed.): From music school to conservatory. The Mozarteum 1841-1922 (= History of the Mozarteum University Salzburg Volume 1). Hollitzer, Vienna 2017, ISBN 978-3-99012-309-6

Web links

Commons : Mozarteum  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. student statistics . Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  3. a b Knowledge Balance 2018 (PDF; 1.6 MB) University Mozarteum Salzburg. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  4. Development plan 2019-2024 (PDF; 13.3 MB) University Mozarteum Salzburg. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  5. ^ Members of AARC. In: Rector's Conference of the Universities of the Alpes Adriatic Region, accessed on September 10, 2019 .
  6. Beethoven-Haus Bonn: Salzburger Sommer (PDF; 581 kB) Accessed on April 21, 2009.
  7. ^ Universität Mozarteum Salzburg - The Thomas Bernhard Institute - Home. Retrieved August 10, 2019 .
  8. Symphony Orchestra of the Mozarteum University
  9. Mozarteum: Gutjahr takes office as rector . Article dated April 1, 2018, accessed April 1, 2018.
  10. ^ German conductor Schuhenn becomes rector of the Mozarteum . Article dated May 23, 2017, accessed May 23, 2017.
  11. Mozarteum Rector does not take office . Article dated July 10, 2017, accessed July 10, 2017.
  12. Mozarteum scandal: appointment of rector failed again . Article dated November 23, 2017, accessed November 24, 2017.
  15. Dignitaries of the Mozarteum University

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