Leopold Mozart Institute for Encouragement of Talented Students

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

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

Dreifaltigkeitsgasse 18
5020 Salzburg

Consulation hours:
By appointment

Encouragement of Talented Students

Direction: Andreas Weber

In addition to the Pre-College, the University Mozarteum has its own Highly Gifted Programme for the special personal development, advancement and support of highly gifted children and adolescents. The aim is the identification and individual, intensive, sustainable support of musically highly gifted children and young people and their development into artistically highly differentiated musical personalities.

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

In addition to the artistic promotion of musically gifted children and young people, the focus is also on their adequate counselling 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 competences, personality development as well as artistic didactics and the specific promotion of musically gifted children and young people.

The students in the programme for the promotion of giftedness are selected in a separate selection procedure.

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


Examination regulations for the admission examination for gifted students

  1. Performance of a programme from at least 3 stylistic periods and 1 etude
  2. Rehearsal and performance of an unknown work within 30 minutes
  3. Proof of a special musical ear and improvisational skills
  4. Motivational talk




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Britta Bauer | © Privat
Britta Bauer

Private Docent for flute / Head of Pre-College / Chair of the Curriculum Committee (Performance) / Member of the Curriculum Committee (Pedagogy)

Deputy Department Head
Curriculum Committee
Andreas Weber
Andreas Weber

A.o. Univ. Prof. for Piano / Representative for encouraging talented students

Head of Institute
Stefan David Hummel | © Elsa Okazaki
Stefan David Hummel

Head of Pre-College / Personal Assistant to the Rector / Coordinator of the International Mozart Competition / Lecturer for orchestra didactics & ensemble

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