Composition and Music Theory
The conducting course for directing orchestras and choruses requires distinguished personalities and characteristics as well as outstanding musical abilities such as rhythmic talent, evolving an idea of musical sound, and a trained ear. The course comprises the study of orchestral and stage literature as well as a capella repertoire and instrumentally accompanied choral works from all epochs of music history. Works are analysed musically, stylistically and with regard to baton technique. In commemoration of Mozart, from whom the Mozarteum University takes its name, a central task is to foster a free creative spirit, something which is particularly true of the course in composition. Intensive coaching in harmonic theory, counterpoint and musical form creates the basis for exploring styles and techniques of various musical epochs until the present. Special emphasis is given to composing with electronic sound synthesisers and sound processing techniques, as well as electronic compositional processes. By founding the electronic studio in 1958 the Mozarteum University adopted a pioneering role in Austria in the field of computer music and creative work with new media.
Deputy Head of Department: Univ.Prof. Mag. Johannes Maria Staud
Mag. Michaela Aigner
Alexander Bauer BA
Univ.Prof. Achim Bornhöft
Univ.Prof. Dr.phil. Juliane Brandes MA
Marco Döttlinger MA
O.Univ.Prof. Mag. Kurt Estermann
Em.o.Univ.Prof. Reinhard Febel
Mag.art. Reinhard Fuchs
Stefan Leo Fuchs BA MA
Elisabeth Grain BA BA MA
Univ.Prof. Sigrun B. Heinzelmann PhD.
Asst.-Prof. Dr. Laure M. Hiendl
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Larcher
MMag. Olga Mikhaleva
Univ.Prof. Sarah Nemtsov Dipl.-Mus.-Päd.
Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.phil. Christian Ofenbauer
Stephan Quandel M.Mus. B.Mus. B.Mus. B.Mus.
Josef Alois Ramsauer
Michael Roner MA
Mag. Barbara Rosanelli-Graif
Mag. Andreas Schnee
Dr.med.univ. Manfred Stelzig MSc.
Georg Winfried Thoma MA MA
Mag.art. Mag.art. Mag.art. Gregor Unterkofler
Stefan Philipp Wachauer
Benedikt Michael Wagner M.Mus.
Christiaan Josef Willemse
Andreas Johannes Winkler
O.Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr. Franz Zaunschirm