Youth Development at the MUK

In accordance its participatory focus, the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna makes sustainable contributions to supporting young musicians in Vienna and Austria. Specially developed programmes, working in collaboration with music schools and youth competitions (prima la musica, Jugend musiziert, EMCY — European Union of Music Competitions for Youth) support gifted music students on the cusp of a professional music education.

In addition to this, the MUK also develops services in the fields of informal learning, community music and music communication for special target groups in the urban surroundings, working in cooperation with non-university institutions.

Please request more information from the Student Affairs Office by emailing or calling +43 1 512 77 47-200.

#MUK — Preparatory courses

Do you already know that you want to study an instrument or dance? Then you’ve come to the right place with us: The MUK offers preparatory courses for virtually all instrumental studies (except the Jazz degree) and dance degrees. This provides young talent, up to the age of 18, with training that will prepare them for continuing on to a Bachelor’s degree course at the MUK.

If you are interested, please request more information from the Student Affairs Office by emailing or calling +43 1 512 77 47-200.

#MUK – So very close!

In cooperation with the Bildungsdirektion Wien, the MUK offers instrument presentations and concerts for school classes, spanning all instrument groups and genres.

Instrument presentation for school classes

In the melting.pot series of concerts, students of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna present entertaining programmes, spanning all instrument groups and genres – ideal for young music lovers and enthusiasts as well as those who want to get more involved. To further awaken this curiosity, the MUK offers the opportunity of an introductory instrument presentation, tailored to school classes (before the morning concerts). In line with the motto “MUK – So very close!”, young people obtain what is often their first contact with orchestral instruments in a real concert environment

approx. 15 minutes before the start of each morning concert.
Please note, you must register in good time for this opportunity!

Please contact Arno Steinwider-Johannsen for more information and to register at or on +43 664 606 47 440.
“We must always share what we can, what we wish and what we achieve. That is how it should be! (…) If existence, work, endeavours are to have any meaning whatsoever, we must go further, never forgetting and despairing. We must share our opportunities with everyone.”
Hans Werner Henze, Composer and Animatore Culturale (1926—2012)


Professors and lecturers of the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna offer free master class lessons to prize-winners of youth competitions, such as the Prima La Musica.

The lessons in instrumental subjects are complemented by activities such as mental training, second instruments and advice about careers and degrees.

Information from or +43 664 60647 440.


The MUK offers selected master classes, workshops and courses by guest artists free-of-charge to outstanding young talents, including first prize winners of youth competitions such as prima la musica.

You must submit a compelling video to register for the events. The relevant programme director will select the participants. Please note the number of participants is limited!


Do you want to get a feel for performing on stage in a class concert at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna? The MUK invites young talent to perform in class concerts and preludes.

If you are interests, simple register with the Registrar’s Office by emailing or calling +43 512 77 47-200 and we will find a suitable performance date for you.

#MUK.composer’s workshop

Do you compose or arrange your own music? Have you already had some musical ideas? Do you want to get some feedback from professionals? The MUK is opening up its composition lessons for the next generation of composers.
 Show us your ideas, drafts or finished scores and work on them with our composition lecturers.

Register by emailing or calling +43 664 606 47 410.

#MUK.try studying

The Student Affairs Office at the MUK can provide details of all you need to know about everyday university life. You can listen, watch and even actively participate at the MUK, any time you’d like.

If you’re interested, simply register by emailing or calling +43 1 512 77 47-200.

#MUK — Join in!

Year 3 and 4 classes have the unique opportunity to learn about dance training at the MUK as part of dance and rhythm workshops.

To register, please contact Petra Prinzjakowitsch (Dance office) directly at or on +43 1 512 77 47-542.

#MUK – Young Academy of Dance

The support programme makes it possible to provide targeted support for talented young dancers as they embark on the preparatory Dance course at the MUK. The programme is run in cooperation with the Musikschule Wien.

In addition to regular lessons in the relevant music school lesson, talented young dancers receive a double lesson of dance instruction every week. In addition, the MUK offers six free workshops each academic year, provided by lecturers from the Dance course.

To register and for more information, please contact Gaby Wahba (Musikschule Wien) at or on +43 676 8118 69381.


In cooperation with NGOs such as Superar and United Heartbeat, MUK students develop music communication programmes and instrumental lessons for special target groups in socially disadvantaged areas of the city.

Information from or +43 664 60647 440.