Austria

National Coordinator: Helmut Schaumberger

Music in Schools

The Austrian school system is divided in Primary School, Lower Secondary School and Upper Secondary School. There is music education in all three sectors, but not in all types of schools. Schooling is compulsory through Lower Secondary School. Underneath you can see the types of schools and their offerings concerning music education. Music also plays a role in the Kindergarten, where the subject is seen as a part of the educational field ‘aesthetics’.  Read more…

Music Teacher Training

Future music teachers receive spezialized studies at the Universities for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Salzburg, Graz and Innsbruck and at University Colleges of Teacher Education, which can be found in every federal state. Since 2017, the Universities for Music and Performing Arts and the University Colleges of Teacher Education collaboratively guide the teacher training programs for Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary School. Read more…

EAS Institutional members