The history of the "Mozarteum" goes back to 1841 and is based on a suggestion by Constanze Mozart to maintain amplified the music of her deceased husband Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Salzburg. Outstanding personalities such as Bernhard Paumgartner, Clemens Krauss, Paul Hindemith, Carl Orff, Sándor Végh and Nikolaus Harnoncourt dominated the development of the Mozarteum University.
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, musictheatre, acting, stage-directing, stage design, music and dance education, art and craft education as well as in music educational theory and musicology.
500 lectures, many of whom are internationally renowned artists and teachers, pass on their knowledge and their art, thus making the university al place of lively intellectual exchange and dialogue.