Leopold Mozart Institute for Encouragement of Talented Students

Pre-College in Concert | © Christian Schneider

The Leopold Mozart Institute offers professional preparation for music studies with the Pre-College and the Highly Gifted Program, which also includes academic support: Within the framework of the Pre-College, particularly talented young musicians receive intensive pre-university training. The support for highly gifted students serves the special personal (further) development and accompaniment of highly gifted children and adolescents.

Leopold Mozart Institute for Encouragement of Talented Students
+43 676 88122 428

Dreifaltigkeitsgasse 18
5020 Salzburg

Office hours:
by appointment only

Encouragement of Talented Students

Direction: Andreas Weber

For the special personal development, advancement and support of highly gifted children and adolescents, in addition to the Pre-College, the University Mozarteum has its own Highly Gifted Program. The goal is the identification and individual, intensive, sustainable support of musically highly gifted children and adolescents and their development into artistically highly differentiated musical personalities.

The support includes events inside and outside the university, the preparation and accompaniment to international competitions, the cooperation with international festivals, the organization of international concert opportunities, the establishment of contacts to agencies and to comparable institutions as well as the documentation of the activities.

In addition to the artistic promotion of musically gifted children and adolescents, the focus is also on their adequate counseling and individually oriented accompanying research. The scientific work and publications focus on the areas of music-specific teaching and learning with regard to the development of musical competencies, personality development as well as artistic didactics and the specific support of musically gifted children and adolescents.

Students in the gifted program are selected in a separate selection process.

Prerequisites for admission to the gifted program are at least two completed semesters of study at the Pre-College and the completion of a separate admission examination. Students in the gifted program remain students of the Pre-College.

Examination regulations of the admission examination to the encouragement of Talented Students

  1. Audition of a program from at least 3 stylistic epochs and 1 etude
  2. Rehearsal and audition of an unknown work within 30 minutes
  3. Proof of a special musical ear and improvisational skills
  4. Motivational talk


  • 13.5.
    05:00 pm
    Young Excellence in Concert
    Young Excellence in Concert
    Concert with young students of the Hochbegabungsförderung
    · Free



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