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The Mozarteum University is characterized by a leading art and music research that stands the test of time. It is rooted in creative and innovative practice in collaboration with partners* in business and industry, in a focus on addressing today's global challenges, and in collaboration between different disciplines.

Research projects

  • Illustration eines Auges

    Unqualified specialists for science, technology and art: There is a particularly large shortage of teachers in STEAM subjects. The qualification of unqualified and lateral entrants is a good way to close this gap in a timely manner. ProQ-STEAM investigates how early entry or transition into the teaching profession in science subjects, technology & design and art & design succeeds and how professional identity is formed.

    Research project
  • © Timna Pachner/ Räume kultureller Demokratie

    Together with children and young people, the inter- and transdisciplinary CreArT Lab is being developed in collaboration with partners from the fields of art & culture, science & technology, education & outreach, and in cooperation with regional companies and networks. - A mobile experimental space that, in the spirit of the guiding principle "Co-Creating Change!", is intended to inspire, motivate and support children and young people to (co-)create change.

    Research project
  • Titelblatts der Zeitschrift „Der Norden“
    The Reception of Beethoven and His Music in Nazi-Occupied European Countries 

    Although cultural life in various Nazi-occupied countries manifested distinctive differences in outlook between 1939 and 1945, partially accountable to specific national traditions and their historical and ideological relationship to German music and the political situation, one factor that appears to bind all musical activity in these areas is the consistent presence of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

    Research project
  • 17.4.2023
    Opera out of Opera 2 

    Continuation of Opera out of Opera: Don Giovanni in Rome, Così fan tutte in Porto, Le nozze di Figaro in Stockholm and La Bohème in Oslo and Salzburg. What began in 2018 under the project title Opera out of Opera will be continued across Europe from 2023 to 2025. Co-funded by the European Commission's Creative Europe program, Opera out of Opera II builds on the results of the first project period - with the aim of developing innovative opera formats for new target groups.

    Research project

Doctoral Programs


  • Preisträger*innen der Kulturfondpreise Stadt Salzburg 2023 | © Wildbild/Doris Wild

    On November 27, the 2023 Cultural Fund Awards of the City of Salzburg were presented at the Solitär. Among others, Andreas Bernhofer, Thomas Ballhausen and Gordon Safari from the Mozarteum University were honored.

    Awards & Successes
  • With Dylan on the Road | © Christian Schneider
    With Dylan on the Road 2 

    After the successful first edition of "With Dylan on the Road", a competitive travel scholarship program of the Mozarteum University, the project inspired by the polyartist Bob Dylan is entering the next round.

  • Salzburger Hochschulen - Entwicklungsimpulse Juni | © Christian Schneider
    How does the new come into the world? 

    The question of how the new comes into the world is a fascinating and equally complex one. The second panel discussion of the Salzburg University Development Impulses in cooperation with the Knowledge Transfer Centre West attempted to shed light on the creative processes that precede the emergence of the new with experts from various disciplines and fields.

  • Interdisciplinarity in Unexpected Places 2023

    Reflections on the mountain on inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration: A one-day workshop at Erentrudis Alm discussed ways for (new) transformative collaboration, provided a framework for exchange between researchers and stakeholders on ongoing and future projects at the interface of STEM and ART.


Research Support

The research management of the University Mozarteum supports scientists in their research activities and networks the diverse agendas of scientific and artistic research internally and externally. Here, processes and procedures are coordinated and optimized, and the visibility of internal university research is strengthened.

With regular events, in discussions and mailings, the research management informs about calls for proposals, current developments and discourses in the national, European and international research funding landscape.

We provide advice and support in the development and submission of applications for artistic-scientific projects, funding awards, research grants, act as an interface to funding institutions and offer regular information on topics relevant to research and research funding.

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Ulrike Hatzer, Monika Oebelsberger, Frank Max Müller, Helmut Schaumberger [Hg.]
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LIT Verlag, Münster 2023
Music & Dance Education
Music Education

Fundings & Tenders

The maximum funding amount per project is Euro 1.500,-  Eligible to apply are persons with a valid employment relationship with the Mozarteum University.

An application consists of:

  • Written description of the project and its research relevance.
  • A description of why the project cannot be financed, or cannot be financed in its entirety, from other funds (e.g. from the departmental budget).
  • Detailed justification of the costs requested via the RFM (excluding material, third-party and travel costs).


It can be submitted on an ongoing basis by mail (addressed to Currently, the Fund's resources are renewed annually; when the resources of a calendar year are exhausted, it is not possible to apply again until the following year.

A maximum of two RFM applications per person per year are allowed. The selection is made by the Research Management and requires the approval of the Vice Rectorate. This applies in particular to projects for which funding commitments from other internal funds of the Mozarteum University already exist.