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Customized Programs

Salzburg College also specializes in administering joint and faculty-led study abroad programs for US-American universities.

Over 30 years of experience in this field has made Salzburg College a prime partner institution for tailoring quality customized and faculty-led programs.

Here are just a few of the services offered:

  • On-site program planning and administration
  • tailored itineraries to compliment the program design
  • field trips and excursions
  • professional visits and guest speakers
  • locally taught courses
  • private music instruction
  • classroom space and equipment
  • on-site orientation and 24 hours support
  • housing and meals, ground transportation.

Currently Salzburg College is proud to be hosting the following joint/faculty-led summer programs:

University of Miami at Salzburg Summer Program (since 1986)

This will be the 32nd Summer Academy of the University of Miami Frost School of Music at Salzburg College.

Who should attend?

If you are an undergraduate or graduate music student majoring in voice or piano accompanying, this unique program is for you.

Young professionals, teachers, and interested amateurs who wish to audit this program, and outstanding high school seniors, are also encouraged to apply.

Because each student will receive private instruction and enrollment is limited, early registration is strongly advised.

Academic Credit

Academic credit is available through Salzburg College. 

Undergraduates may earn six university credits.
Graduate students can earn two credits for voice or piano / accompanying and three credits for German, a total of five graduate credits.

Credits will be awarded as follows:

  • Voice: three undergraduate (or two graduate) university credits;
  • Piano / Accompanying: three undergraduate (or two graduate) university credits.

Arrangements for credit transfer must be made individually between Salzburg College and your home institution prior to your arrival in Salzburg.

Special Features of the Program

  • Your classes and private lessons will be held under the auspices of Salzburg College. Your performances will be held at various special venues in the city of Salzburg, including Schloss Mirabell, one of the few places where Mozart actually performed in Salzburg.
  • You will participate in master classes with distinguished guest artists, as well as with musicians from the prestigious Salzburg Festivals.
  • You will attend several Salzburg Festival events, including opera, orchestral concerts, Lieder, and piano recitals.
  • Housing: Participants stay in a dormitory. Breakfast is provided at the dorm and weekday lunches are provided through Salzburg College. Evening and weekend meals are at your own expense.
  • You will attend numerous special events and visit historical places in Salzburg, including:
    • Salzburg Festival concerts and operas
    • Additional musical events in Salzburg
    • A day trip to the Salzkammergut region of lakes and mountains.
    • Hellbrunn Palace and water games
  • Voice students and accompanists will have access to a comprehensive collection of standard German Lieder.
  • All students will have access to individual practice facilities each day and evening, including weekends.

You may participate in student recitals, which are open to the public.

How to apply

Each applicant should submit the following on or before February 1:

  1. A completed application form
  2. A recording to include the following:
    • Singers: A minimum of three contrasting art songs in two or more languages, and one or more opera or oratorio arias.
    • Pianists: A minimum of three accompaniments with singer in contrasting styles and one solo piece.  Accompaniments must be recorded live and without interruption.
  3. A brief statement of recommendation from your present or most recent teacher.
  4. Application fee.


Robynne Redmon

Salzburg Program Director

University of Miami Forst School of Music

P.O. Box 248165

Coral Gables, FL 33124-7610




Salzburg Dialogue of Civilizations Program of Northeastern University (since 2011)

Classical Music in Austria

Open to Northeastern University students of any major and select partner institutions, the Dialogue of Civilizations is a series of "global student exchanges" between students at Northeastern University and students around the world.

The goal of each program is:

  • to connect NU students with their peers in different national, cultural, political, and social environments and
  • to provide NU students with a "global experience" that builds upon and enhances their academic studies and training in Boston.

The Dialogue of Civilisations here at Salzburg College concentrates on European Music of the Classic period. Students study the evolution of local composers like Mozart, Haydn, etc, as well as classical genres popular from 1750-1830. Part of the learning experience is the attendance of concerts in venues where premier performances of the studied works were given.


  • MUSC 1123: Music of the Classical Era

Plus one of the following:

  • German language
  • Understanding Austria
  • Cultural Business and Marketing
  • History of European Art
  • Photography: The Historical and Contemporary Image

Field Trips

An optional four-day trip to Vienna, Austria 's historical capital, will provide a broad range of experiences related to history, art, music, and modern life. Students may attend performances at the Vienna State Opera, the Volkstheater or the famed Musikverein.

Another optional four-day trip takes the students to Venice and its fabulous surrounding region.

In addition, a variety of local field trips constitute an integrated part of the academic program. All trips and excursions are included in the program cost.


Students live in an Austrian Bed & Breakfast in walking distance to downtown and Salzburg College. Usually 2-4 students share a room.

Weekday lunches are provided by Salzburg College.

Contact Information

Office of International Study Programs
Northeastern University
403 Richards Hall
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-5276

Application deadline

November 15


Baylor in Austria (since 2014)

This customized summer program is designed for students and faculty from Baylor University. Students earn regular Baylor University credit in music and history while becoming immersed in the culture and community of beautiful Salzburg, Austria and other cities in the region.

All courses are taught by Baylor faculty members. Students are expected to take at least six credit hours, up to a maximum of eight; any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the program director. German language skills are not required.

Courses Offered

HIS 1307: World History Since 1500 (3 hours)

HIS 3308/REL 3348: Hitler and the Holocaust (3 hours)

MUS 3301: Music Theory V (3 hours)

MUS 3315: Survey of Music Literature (3 hours)

MUS 4181: Recital Attendance (1 hour)

MUS 4381: Music Literacy (3 hours)

A "Survival German" class will be offered for all students at the opening of the program.


Excursions form an integral part of the academic program. Free time for further exploration and travel is built into the schedule. Planned activities include:

  • A three-night stay in Imperial Vienna
  • A trip to the Salzkammergut, the gorgeous lake district outside of Salzburg
  • A visit to the St. Florian Monastery, and to magnificent cathedrals in every town
  • Two great (and very different) palaces: Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna and Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg
  • Mauthausen Concentration Camp tour
  • Visits to the homes of master composers Mozart and Beethoven
  • The Festung Hohensalzburg (Fortress), with its rich history and stunning views

Contact & Information

Dr. Terry Lynn Hudson

School of Music, Roxy Grove 205

One Bear Place #97408

Waco, TX 76798-7408

E: terry_hudson@baylor.edu

Application deadline

November 15

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