Instrumental and vocal teaching - Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien

Instrumental and vocal teaching

Instrumental and vocal teaching/Composition and music theory pedagogy

Certification course at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna

Joint degree at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK) and Joseph-Haydn-Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland (JHK)

Course management: Univ.-Prof. Mag. Arno Steinwider-Johannsen
Deputy: Georg Baich

Certification course of the MUK and recognised teaching qualification degree at the JHK
Duration: 4 semesters
Degree:  Certificate from MUK and teaching qualification from JHK

Course schedule

*** At the moment no entrance exams are planned ***

Aims of the training

The aim of this course is to train academic artists (instrumentalists, singers and composers) to become highly-qualified teachers.

As part of the instrumental teaching (IGP) or composition and music theory teaching (KMP) certification course, the students acquire extensive teaching skills, developing their personalities and reaching a level of awareness in order to work successfully in the relevant teaching fields.
The artistic, teaching and social skills of future graduates are prepared optimally for the complex requirements of music teaching professions (music school, freelance teaching, school, universities, colleges and other post-secondary teaching institutions, etc.).

Bachelor’s degree courses in artistic subjects are deemed to be an essential prerequisite and basis for a professional teaching qualification in the teaching of instrumental, vocal and composition.
For this reason, in order to complete this IGP/KMP degree, you must have completed a relevant artistic bachelor’s degree (or equivalent degree), which demonstrates the artistic and academic qualifications.
Consequently, graduates of this certification course can establish a substantiated, artistic identity, thus fulfilling the artistic role model function that is important in the music teaching professions.

With this degree, the MUK offers practical and vocational training, which concludes with a recognised teaching qualification (IGP).
This is made possible by a cooperation with the Joseph-Haydn-Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland. The practical fields of expertise of the degree are covered in cooperation with music schools as potential future employers.

Professional and personal qualification after completing the course

At the end of this degree, the students obtain preparatory professional training (teaching qualification) for the teaching in the relevant fields (music school, freelance teaching, school, universities, colleges and other post-secondary teaching institutions, etc.).

After successfully completing all the courses and fulfilling the necessary workload, graduates receive a certificate of completion in German and English.

In accordance with the cooperation agreement of the MUK with the Joseph Haydn Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland, the Joseph Haydn Konservatorium des Landes Burgenland shall award graduates their teaching qualification certificates.

Contact information

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Arno Steinwider-Johannsen
Johannesgasse 4a
3rd floor | Room 3.08
1010 Vienna

Mobile: +43 664 606 47 440

Georg Baich
Johannesgasse 4a
3rd floor | Room 3.08
1010 Vienna

Tel.: +43 1 512 77 47-430
Mobile: +43 664 606 47 430


The MUK consideres itself a progressive Music and Arts university, which creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, drama and singing. The MUK is the only university in the ownership of the city of Vienna and unites the best international talents and prominent teachers.



Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Vienna


+43 1 512 77 47


+43 1 512 77 47-7913


Monday — Friday: 8.00 — 22.00
Saturday: 8.00 — 18.00
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays