Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities between hills, pastures, and forests there is the South-Burgenland community of Oberschützen, Europe’s largest school village and home to the Institute of Oberschützen of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
What does the Institute of Oberschützen offer? It offers special training for concerts and training in education. Students can graduate both as Bachelor and Master. In addition, it offers postgraduate courses for all orchestra instruments except for harp, and preparatory classes for very outstanding students for all instruments including piano, organ, and guitar; special focus on orchestra, chamber music and New Music; training in theoretical and scientific disciplines. Students are trained by teachers who, for the most part, perform regularly on concert stages worldwide.
What else is remarkable about Oberschützen? A personal and pleasant atmosphere; a modern and functional building; practicing possibilities without the distractions of the city; and a dormitory for all students who wish to live here. Welcome to Oberschützen!