Students have a unique opportunity to work together with their teachers in the many diverse events that take place, including opera and orchestra productions, chamber music courses and project days, in the popular lunch concert series, and through collaborations with international institutions. The biannual Symposium in Musicology, presented by the institute’s eminent musicologists, is world renowned, as is the department’s own series of publications. Collaborations exist with other institutes at the university, including jazz, contemporary music, music aesthetics, music pedagogy and the drama department. The field of instrument research is constantly broadening, as can be seen in the extensive Instrumentarium of the Institute. Aside from core genres of the 17th and 18th centuries a strong interest in Renaissance music is cultivated, as well as in repertoire of the Classical period, in particular Harmoniemusik.
Early Music Summer Course
Each year the Summer Academy is held in the beautiful Vorau Abbey in Styria, where members of the Institute together with guests including Emma Kirkby (historical voice) and Anabelle Blanc (historical dance) present a stimulating week long course, open to the public.