Univ.-Prof. for baroque singing
Vocal Studies in Early Music
This postgraduate university course will build upon the artistic knowledge and skills acquired during undergraduate and master's studies and help students along the path to perfecting their musicianship and vocal technique. Numerous performance opportunities are offered; electives and free electives allow for further specialisation as desired.
summer semester each year
to the dates
The course includes 2 academic hours per week of instruction in the principal study. In addition, electives and free electives can be taken. Performance opportunities at university concerts and events in Salzburg and further afield are part of the course.
The duration of the course is 2 semesters. With the approval of the principal study teacher and the Director of Studies, it is possible to extend the course by one or two semesters.
Successful completion of the course is based upon passing grades in classes relating to the principal study. A certificate of completion can be issued upon request.
The curriculum provides an overview of the courses offered. In addition to the lessons in the principal study, (free) elective subjects can be taken. These are listed in the curriculum under “no semester recommended”.
Admission to a postgraduate university course (PGL) requires the successful completion of a subject-related master's degree or diploma at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution in the respective principal study. Admission with a teaching degree, such as music education or instrumental & vocal pedagogy, is NOT possible.
A prerequisite for starting the course is also passing an audition. Auditions take place once a year. All information about the audition can be found under “Information on the Admissions Process” further down on the page.
Information on the admissions process
Admission to a postgraduate university course (PGL) requires the successful completion of a subject-related master's or diploma degree at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution in the respective principal study. Admission with a teaching degree, such as music education or instrumental & vocal pedagogy, is NOT possible.
A prerequisite for admission to this university course is also the successful completion of an audition. Registration for an audition is completed online and requires candidates to upload documents proving their eligibility for the course. An invitation to audition will only be issued after the necessary documents have been submitted in full and approved by the admissions office.
PLEASE NOTE: Document checks can take up to 6 weeks! Early registration is therefore recommended.
The following documents must be uploaded in the online application form:
- BA certificate and MA certificate or final certificate of an equivalent degree programme, if the degree programme has already been completed.
- Confirmation of current enrolment in a Master's programme, if the study programme has not yet been completed (the transcript must be submitted prior to enrolment!)
- Overview of subjects and grades from your BA and MA degree programmes (Transcript of Records)
- Official confirmation of the principal study, if this is not evident from the other documents (e.g. "Bachelor of Music" is not sufficient!)
Format of documents
- The documents can be uploaded as PDF in the application form.
- If the documents are not available in German or English, an official translation must be submitted.
Please note: If you pass the audition and are offered a university place, the documents must meet the certification requirements by the time of your enrolment at the latest.
Registration takes place via the application portal [Link], where you must first create an application account. Please note that the automatic email to activate the account can often be found in the spam folder, so please be sure to check there if you think you have not received it. If you still have problems activating your account, please contact email@example.com
Please ensure that you can be reached at the email address entered in your profile throughout the entire application process. If there are any changes, please update your profile yourself.
The programme presented must include pieces from several styles or periods, taking into account technical and stylistic diversity. At least four works of different styles in at least two different languages must be prepared, of which:
- One monodic work from the first half of the 17th century (e.g. by C. Monteverdi, F. Cavalli, H. Schütz, H. Lawes)
- One longer recitative (semplice/secco, no accompagnato) by G.Ph. Telemann
- One opera aria from the 18th century (e.g. by G. F. Händel or A. Vivaldi)
- One solo aria from a cantata, mass, passion or oratorio by J.S. Bach
- One spoken piece (poem, excerpt from a dramatic work, novel) in the candidate's own native language
The audition panel will select a performance time of approximately 15 minutes from this programme. In addition, there will be an interview with the panel. The applicant can bring a continuo player if they wish, but a harpsichordist and harpsichords in A=415 Hz and A=440 Hz are available.
- Online registration for an audition during the application period via the registration portal for applicants
(PLEASE NOTE: Registration is only possible after submission of all required documents!)
- If the documents are approved: invitation to an on-site audition
- Participation in the on-site audition in May/June
- In case of a successful audition: invitation to enrol in the degree programme
- Enrolment during the general admission period
Please note that the Mozarteum University Salzburg offers various support options at the time of your audition and during your studies if you have a disability or a chronic illness.
If this applies to you and you would like to take advantage of counselling, please contact Claudia Haitzmann: firstname.lastname@example.org oder +43 676 88122 337.