Pre-College Salzburg composition

The aim of the course is to find and detect young talents at an early stage and to promote gifted and talented young students in their central artistic subject as well as a wide musical environment in order to lead them to a future career as an artist.

There is no minimum age requirement for entry into Pre-College Composition. The length of stay is limited to the completion of the 18th year of life. In case of attendance of a higher school (e.g. Matura, Abitur) an extension until the age of 19 is possible upon request.


The students have to pay a university course fee. It is determined by the Rectorate and published on the website of the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

Requirement for admission is to demonstrate the ability and the passing of an entrance examination.
Demonstrate are appropriate skills by providing your own compositions as well as general musical skills: practical hearing test, answering questions about music sciences.

The entrance examination is to be held as a board examination.