Conducting / Choral Conducting / Wind Orchestra Conducting

The world renowned conductor from Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan, who studied at the Mozarteum, set high standards for Salzburg. For the course in orchestra and choir conducting, a distinct character and outstanding personality as well as a sound rhythmic talent are just as important as being able to play the piano well (the ability to play an orchestral instrument or vocal training are also desirable) and advanced knowledge in harmonic theory, counterpoint, the theory of form and music history. During the study course, orchestral and stage music as well as a capella and choral works with instrumental accompaniment from all ages of music history are rehearsed. Works are analysed musically, from the point of view of baton technique and with critical regard to style.