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Summer Sessions at Salzburg College

From May to August Salzburg College offers several summer sessions for undergraduate students. The summer sessions are either offered exclusively by Salzburg College or as Joint Programs together with a US-American partner institution.

Summer Sessions I-III

Summer Session I (May 13-May 26, 2018)

Summer Session II (May 27-June 16, 2018)

Summer Session III (June 17-July 7, 2018)

Program Description

Salzburg College offers one 2-week and two 3-week Summer Sessions, and students may enroll in one, two or all three sessions. For one session, students take 1 course for 3 U.S. credits. The academic course work emphasizes the special opportunities provided by the Salzburg setting and offers an introduction to various aspects of Austrian and European culture. Experiential learning beyond the classroom is an important part of the academic program. This includes coordinated learning visits to historical sites, cultural institutions, professional organizations, artistic and musical events.

Course Offerings

Summer Session I (May 13-May 26, 2018)

  • Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding
  • The European Experience: History, Politics & Culture
  • The Mozart Project (Special Topics Course in Music)
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance (Private Instruction) 
  • German Language Instruction (all levels) 

Summer Session II (May 27-June 16, 2018)

  • Economics and Politics of the EU
  • Propaganda and Strategic Communication
  • Cultural (Arts) Management
  • Austrian Literature and Culture
  • The Mozart Project (Special Topics Course in Music)
  • Selected Topics in Music History
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance (Private Instruction)
  • German Language Instruction (all levels)

Summer Session III (June 17-July 7, 2018)

  • Management & Leadership Development
  • Music Appreciation
  • The Mozart Project (Special Topics Course in Music)
  • Selected Topics in Music History
  • Music Composition
  • Music Performance (Private Instruction)
  • German Language Instruction (all levels)


To maximize cultural engagement, students live either in Austrian families or share a room at an Austrian student dormitory. Breakfast and dinner are included with weekday lunches provided by Salzburg College.

Special Events & Excursions

A variety of special lectures, events and excursions constitute an integral part of each session:
Introductory Lecture to the History of Salzburg
Historical Walking Tour of Salzburg
Hiking-Trip to Picturesque Salzkammergut
Day Trip to Munich
Excursion to Fortress
Apple Strudel Baking
Farewell Celebration & Final ConcertSummer

Session II & III also include:
2-day Trip to Vienna
Concert Hall Visit
Excursion to Salt Mines
Excursion to Red Bull Hangar 7

A list of additional events will be provided with the detailed course outlines during orientation in Salzburg.

Please note: The dates of individual events are tentative and subject to change.

Program Fee: $ 2,930 (per session)

The program fee includes tuition for one course, room and some meals; a variety of local excursions and social events; a 2-day trip to Vienna (no meals provided other than breakfast); a day trip to the Salzkammergut; and a day trip to Munich.

Cost does not include individual passport, transatlantic transportation, international health insurance and other personal discretionary expenses.

Additional fees on behalf of your home institution may also apply.

Non-refundable $ 500 deposit due upon registration.

Special Scholarships available for Summer Session I 2018!

Application Deadline: March 1


Summer Session III - Summer Orchestra Academy

July 9-August 9, 2018

The SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy takes place in collaboration with the University of Miami Frost School of Music at Salzburg program already established at Salzburg College since 1986. This unique new program offers intensive individual as well as orchestral training tailored to your needs.


Our faculty consists of professional musicians from the SAOS Chamber Orchestra /Salzburger Orchester Solisten) as well as professors from the Mozarteum University.

Faculty Spotlights

Frank Stadler (Violine, Concertmaster Mozarteum Orchestra)

Florian Simma (Violoncello)

Takanari Koyama (Contrabass)

Sasha Calin (Oboe)

Ferdinand Steiner (Clarinet)

Riccardo Terzo (Bassoon)

Johannes Moritz (Trumpet)

Zoltan Macsai (Horn; Staatskapelle Dresden)

Andreas Steiner (Percussion)


Artistic Program Director

Andreas Steiner

The SAOS Chamber Orchestra is comprised of leading members of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and of other major Austrian and German orchestras. Founded in 2005 by Andreas Steiner, it concentrates mainly on symphonic works of the Classical and Romantic periods. The SAOS Chamber Orchestra has perfected the Salzburg characteristic style and sound in their interpretation of Mozart’s works. Since its debut at the world-famous Salzburg Festival in 2013, the SAOS Chamber Orchestra has been in great demand for opera productions throughout Austria and Germany.


The performances during the program are conducted by Kai Röhrig. Kai Röhrig has worked with many symphony orchestras in German-speaking countries, including a permanent assignment with the Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg. He has conducted opera performances at the Großes Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Illinois Opera Theatre in Champaign/USA, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Theater Hof, the Mainfrankentheater Würzburg, the Landestheater Innsbruck and the Festival Hall in Baden-Baden.

Prior, Kai Röhrig worked as musical assistant at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Bayreuth Festival, and at the Salzburg Festival. 


Who should attend?

The SAOS Summer Orchestra Academy offers all college students majoring in instrumental music and emerging young instrumental musicians the opportunity to work on an individual basis with highly accomplished professionals while also expanding their expertise in the orchestral setting. The program will help participants grow technically as well as artistically and prepare them for a career in professional orchestras.

Included in your four-week comprehensive study program:

  • Daily private lessons (Mo-Fr)
  • Daily chamber music instruction (Mo-Fr)
  • Numerous opportunities to perform publicly with the professional chamber orchestra
  • Final opera concertant performance
  • Tickets to the Salzburg Festival
  • A variety of local excursions in and around Salzburg
  • Time for independent travel on weekends
  • Individualized guidance
  • A summer you will never forget!


Room and Board

To maximize cultural involvement, students live either in Austrian families or share a room with a fellow student in a dormitory. Family accommodations are reserved for students up to the age of 26.

Weekday lunches are provided through Salzburg College.


Program Cost: $ $6,495

The cost includes tuition (private lessons, master classes, chamber ensemble, etc.), room and half board, a variety of local excursions and social events, festival tickets, and a day trip to the Salzkammergut.

Cost does not include passport, transatlantic transportation and international health insurance.


Academic credit through Salzburg College for up to 6 hrs is included in the program cost.


Additional fees on behalf of home institution may apply.

Non-refundable $ 500 deposit due upon registration. 


How to apply

We kindly ask you to create an informative video in which you perform one Mozart piece and a second musical piece of your choice. Please email the completed Study Abroad Application Form, along with the online link to your video and letter of recommendation from your current or most recent teacher to office@salzburgcollege.edu

Application deadline: March 1

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