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International Partner Schools

INternational Partner schOOLS

Partner universities and cooperations

International networking with other universities and the mobility of students, faculty and staff are of great importance at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute. Intensive cooperation with selected partners enables our students to gain a wide range of international experience within the framework of funded exchange programs and cooperation projects. In addition, the networking of teachers and staff with colleagues from our partner universities as well as the active and regular exchange of lecturers plays an important role.

ICMP - Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (London/United Kingdom)

With around 1000 students, the ICMP Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is one of the largest and most renowned educational institutions for popular music in the UK. The institute's extensive curriculum offers specializations in performance, music production, and music management.



Berlin School of Popular Arts (Berlin/Germany)

The Berlin School of Popular Arts (formerly hdpk), a school of the SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, specializes in music production, music management, and media and audio design. In addition, the university offers a master's degree in media psychology and a separate course of study in popular music.



Fontys University - Rockacademie (Tilburg/Netherlands)

Fontys University - Rockacademie in Tilburg, the Netherlands, offers an extremely comprehensive range of studies in an excellently equipped and extensive university campus, with specializations in different study programs in the fields of modern pop music, performance and music production.



Conservatorio di Musica "Nino Rota" (Monopoli/Italien)

The Conservatorio di Musica "Nino Rota" in Monopoli is a music conservatory rich in tradition in the beautiful Italian region of Apulia. In addition to a comprehensive range of training in the classical music sector, the well-equipped conservatory also has an excellent jazz department within its university campus.


Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio (Madrid/Spanien)

The Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio has its own music campus in the Spanish capital Madrid. In addition to classical music and musicology, the educational programme also includes a course in music interpretation of modern music, with stylistic diversity ranging from jazz to pop to flamenco.


Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki/Finnland)

As the largest music department of any university in Finland, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences stands for the highest musical and pedagogical education and thus represents a leader in the field of modern jazz and pop music, as well as classical music, in Scandinavia.


Nationale Music Academy "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" (Sofia/Bulgarien)

The NMA "Prof. Pancho Vladigerov" is a traditional and highly respected conservatoire in Bulgaria with an established teaching methodology in traditional and contemporary music. The college offers comprehensive study programmes in classical as well as jazz and pop music.


MTU  Cork School of Music (Cork/Irland)

CIT Cork School of Music is the largest and oldest conservatoire in Ireland with over 400 full-time students. The state-of-the-art teaching building has 60 Steinway pianos, an electronic music studio, two music technology labs, a large recording studio and much more.


Musikhochschule Münster (Münster/Deutschland)

The Münster University of Music educates around 300 students from all over the world in various degree programmes, who are taught, guided and supported by around 150 teachers. Located in the heart of the city and directly on the promenade, the University of Music offers a pleasant and inspiring atmosphere for creative work.


Ferenc Liszt Academy (Budapest/Ungarn)

The Ferenc Liszt Academy is one of the most traditional music academies in the world and was founded as early as 1875 by the world-famous concert pianist and composer Franz Liszt. With around 900 students and a comprehensive educational programme, it is the largest and most renowned music academy in Hungary.


Conservatory of Music 
"Luisa D‘Annunzio" (Pescara, Italy)

The Conservatory of Music Luisa D‘Annunzio - Pescara is a higher education institution for music and art recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research.
It is situated in two historic buildings in the city and offers a variety of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs: Instrumental, composition, and vocal lessons, courses for choral and orchestral conductors, pop and jazz music, and music therapy courses

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Conservatory of Music
"D. Cimarosa" (Avellino, Italy)

The Conservatorio di Musica "D. Cimarosa" is a renowned conservatory in the Italian city of Avellino. Founded in 1974, it offers first-class education in various musical disciplines, including classical music, jazz and contemporary music.

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