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Street Address:

Palais Meran, Leonhardstraße 15, 8010 Graz, Austria

Postal Address:

Postfach 208, 8010 Graz, Austria

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Music. Studies include performance (classical, jazz, contemporary, early music), composition, theory, choral and orchestral conducting, musicology, ethnomusicology, music pedagogy, church music, electronic music/acoustics.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts (Mag.Artium). In performance (solo, opera), composition, theory, choral and orchestral conducting, musicology, church music, music education, audio engineering. Doctor of Arts (Dr.Artium). Doctor of Philosophy.

Institution Notes:

Founded as a provincial School of Music in 1803, the institution became a Conservatory in 1816, Akademie in 1963 and University institution with the title of Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in 1970. 1998 saw the transformation into a University with its current name, and the often-used variant ''Kunstuniversitaet-Graz (Kunst Uni Graz). There are 17 institutes located at different addresses around the city of Graz, including Opera, Early Music and Performance Practice, Jazz Research, Church Music and Organ, Ethnomusicology, Electronic Music and Acoustics, Wind and Percussion Instruments, and Music Education/Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy. Apart from Department 12 (Higher Degrees), each Institute offers Bachelor degrees (Diplom). Musicology studies are offered jointly with the University of Graz (Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz). Students may enrol in either of the two participating universities. The Institute of Wind and Percussion Instruments also houses the Centre for Brass Music Research (Institut für Blasmusikforschung). Facilities include concert halls, theatres, sound studio and rehearsal rooms. The well-equipped library contains, besides the normal reference works and scores, an archive of music for winds, a collection of works of Styrian composers, as well as a collection of instruments. There is a second campus in Oberschützen (Burgenland), 80 kilometers east of Graz, where students may study performance, and Lutheran church music. The University sponsors an international chamber music competition every three years, with varying categories. It organises a concert subscription series to the general public in the city of Graz. Exceptionally talented children may be admitted to classes for the gifted. There are links with various other music schools in Europe, America and Australia. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

August 2021