Gustav Mahler Privatuniversität für Musik


Address: Mießtaler Straße 8
ZIP, City: 9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Postal address:
Postal ZIP, City:
Country: Austria
Tel: +43/(0)50/536-16552

Carinthia's capital Klagenfurt is home to Austria's youngest music university to date. The Gustav Mahler Private University of Music, however, is based on a one-hundred-year musical-artistic training tradition at the highest quality level. Until the accreditation in May 2019, the Carinthian State Conservatory fulfilled the task of professionally qualifying and promoting talented young people as part of its non-academic study programmes.

The Gustav Mahler Private University of Music offers two fields of study: a bachelor's or master's degree in the course "Instrumental and Vocal Education" and a bachelor's or master's degree in the course "Musical Performance Art". The bachelor's studies comprise 8 semesters each, the master's studies 4 semester minimum duration. It also offers short study courses, further training and talent support. In cooperation with the Carinthian Pedagogical University, a study programme of music education and instrumental music education is offered.

In the field of teaching, science and research, the Gustav Mahler Private University of Music pursues two approaches: a scientific approach ("Research on Art") and an artistic approach marked by the terms "Artistic Research" or "Interpretation and Development of the Arts" as research "through art and in art".

Inter-regionality and internationality are essential components of the self-understanding of the Gustav Mahler Private University of Music. The university structure enables teachers and, above all, students, to achieve a significantly higher level of mobility and exchange of experience across borders.

  • +Academic Year »
    Start of year: 1st of October
    Start term 1: 1st of October
    Start term 2: 1st of March
    Description of exchange application deadline 1: Outgoing/Incoming
    Date of exchange application deadline 1: 1st of March
  • +Curriculum and Developments »
    Young talent/pre college: Yes
    1st cycle: Yes
    Duration of bachelor: 8 Sem.
    2nd cycle: Yes
    Duration of master: 4 Sem.
    3rd cycle: No
    Pop and Jazz Programme: Yes
    Early Music Programme: Yes
    World Music Programme: No
    Pedagogical studies: Yes
    New Technology Studies: No
  • +Exchange Programmes and Information for Incoming Students »
    Use of ECTS system: Yes
    Languages of tuition: German, English
    Required language skills: German, level B1; English, level B2
    Specific requirements for incoming exchange students application (demo, auditions… etc): CV, motivational letter, transcript of records, link to audiovisual presentation
  • +International Relations Coordinator (IRC) »
    First name: Katharina
    Surname: Podrečnik
    Title: BA MA
    Function: International Relations Coordinator
    Phone: +43/(0)50/536-16555
    Assistant: Tamara Modl
    Assistant email:
    IRC workgroup member: No
    Other contact addresses IRC office: