Welcome to the homepage of the Tyrolean State Conservatory

The English version offers basic information about our institution. Please consult the German version of this website for more detailed information.

The Tyrolean State Conservatory is located in the heart of the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck. The Conservatory represents the pinnacle of musical education in Tyrol.


Key Historical Data

1818  Foundation of the “Akademischer Musikverein” (Academic Musical Association)

1912  Inauguration of the Musikvereinsgebäude, which to date still houses the Tyrolean State Conservatory

1934  The School of Music is granted the status of a Conservatory

1945  The City of Innsbruck takes over music education

1987  For administrative reasons, the City of  Innsbruck separates the School of Music and the Conservatory

September 1, 1990 The State of Tyrol takes over management of the Conservatory and renames it the “Tiroler Landeskonservatorium” (Tyrolean State Conservatory)


Course Offerings


German language is a prerequisite for studies. All courses are taught in German.

  • Diploma Studies (Konzertfach/Performance Studies)

This eight-semester artistic degree study program (Konzertfach/Performance Studies) trains students to become soloists, orchestra and chamber musicians, opera and concert singers, conductors and composers.

Since the winter semester of 2006/2007, this internationally recognized course has been offered in cooperation with the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

The quality of artistic and pedagogical education at the Tyrolean State Conservatory is comparable to a university. The examinations of the professional studies are recognized as equivalent to those of Austrian Universities.



  • Traditional Alpine Music
  • Brass Band Conducting
  • Elemental Music Pedagogy
  • Jazz and Improvised Music


  • Preparatory Studies
  • Music High School
  • Wilten Boys’ Choir
  • Early Music Education 



Degree Study Program, Courses and Preparation

To qualify for a course of study at the Tyrolean State Conservatory, an entrance examination has to be successfully completed.

Registration for entrance exams is open from April 1st to May 15st.

The entrance examination consists of a practical and a theoretical component and takes place during the last week in June. 

For questions please contact us and our office will be glad to help. The telephone number is +43 (0) 512 / 508 6856.