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UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM, SALZBURG Orff Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy







Street Address:

University Mozarteum: Mirabell Square 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Postal Address:

Orff Institute: Frohnburgweg 55, 5020 Salzburg, Austria


+43 662 6198 3309


Undergraduate program


Bachelor of Arts. University music studies include instrumental and vocal performance, composition, theory, choral conducting, instrumental music education, elemental music and dance pedagogy (offered through the Orff Institute).


Graduate program


Master of Arts. In performance - solo, early music, opera and musical theatre, historical performance practice, choral and orchestral conducting, composition, theory, music and dance pedagogy (offered through the Orff Institute). Master of Education. In secondary music. Doctor of Philosophy.


Other programs


Programs in instrumental performance and composition are offered at pre-college level.

Institution Notes:

The Mozarteum University on Mirabellplatz 1 can trace its history back to 1841 and following a number of changes, eventually gained the name of Mozarteum Universität Salzburg. It offers programs in performance, conducting, composition, theory, musicology, music pedagogy, and opera and music theatre. There are Institutes for early music, encouragement of talented students, new music, chamber music. Mozart interpretation, history of musical interpretation as well as the Orff Institute. The Orff Institute for Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy, affiliated with the Mozarteum Art University, was founded in 1961 by Carl Orff as a central seminar for his ‘Schulwerk’ concerning elemental music and dance education. In addition to presenting the program of elemental music and dance pedagogy for students of the University, it organises short in-service training programs on music and movement pedagogy for practising teachers. There are 'trial days' during the year when interested young people can participate in workshops and briefing sessions to decide whether to enrol in the professional courses. The Institute is sponsored by the Orff Schulwerk Forum which maintains contact and exchange with Orff Schulwerk Associations around the world, and with the financial support of the Carl Orff Foundation.

Last Updated:

August 2021