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Bachelor programme Harp

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The aims of the instrumental courses at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg are for students to achieve artistic maturity and independence, the ability to reflect critically and evaluate their own abilities, to achieve artistic and scientific skills so as to be able to analyse musical works of art from all epochs, the ability to carry out a profession, the ability to fulfil artistic, educational and organisational tasks with a cultural dimension. The bachelor programme enables a thorough, versatile and career-oriented training, which qualifies for many artistic professions, e.g. soloists, freelance artists, chamber musicians, orchestra musicians.

Higher education institution:
Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
Group of fields of study:
Art Studies
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Arts, BA
8 Semester / 240 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,70
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Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2011/12, Stk. 30 (Nr. 55)

Definition of the field of studies

The instrumental studies programme “Harp” provides comprehensive training and perfection in musical and interpretative capabilities as well as the technical skills to perform on the instrument harp, all of which are required for a professional musical career.


The instrumental study programme "Harp" includes seventeen compulsory subjects. These are: the central artistic subject with didactic transparency; piano, coaching, ensemble choir orchestra, introduction to early and new music, single-action pedal harp, triple-action harp or hook harp, choir; aural training, advanced aural training, theory, study of form, music analysis, acoustics, organology and history of music. As of the second semester at least one stage performance per semester must be done. At the end of the second semester an examination of the artistic development of the student will take place before a committee, this will be followed by a guidance talk. Two bachelor theses must be written in the course of the study programme. The topic of these must be chosen during two courses. The artistic part of the bachelor examination consists of a 45-minute recital of works of solo and chamber music literature of different epochs.

Entrance examinations

The entrance examination consists of an instrumental audition, an examination of basic knowledge of general music theory and an exam in elementary piano playing. Knowledge of German must also be proven.

Supplementary examinations