MUSIC EDUCATION IN AUSTRIA
About Music Education
The music school system in Austria is very diverse and regulated by the Private Schools Act of 1962. On the one hand, there are purely public schools and, on the other hand, music schools under public law. These music schools under public law have the same status as public schools and are entitled to issue state-valid certificates. In some provinces, the music school system is organised centrally by the country or by regional associations. In some countries, however, the music school system is only decentralised: Here, the cities and municipalities act as school providers – but the greater school autonomy also brings some advantages. The teaching tasks of the music schools include instrumental and singing lessons, elementary music and dance education, music theory, orchestra and choir education..
There are almost 50 municipal music schools in Styria, whose school owners are the respective cities and municipalities. The Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory serves as a music school in Graz and as a link to the University of Music and Performing Arts; the school is run by the province of Styria itself. At the Johann Joseph Fux Conservatory, more than 2,000 pupils and students are taught by around 135 teachers.
~ Dir. Mag. Eduard Lanner ~
Other participating music schools
This project is a cooperation of several educational institutions for music in Austria and Slovenia. Here you find all musical schools listed.