(c) Michaela Maria Hintermayr (c) Bernhard Rausch
(c) Michaela Maria Hintermayr(c) Michaela Maria Hintermayr

The mdw’s newly established Career Center supports students and young graduates as they make the transition into professional life.

The Career Center’s courses and workshops are tailored to the special requirements of the various types of careers in the arts and are adapted on a continual basis to keep up with a constantly changing cultural scene. The Center’s offerings are open to students and graduates up to five years after graduation, and participation is free of charge. The Career Center develops and hosts courses in cooperation with the Centre for Further Education, the mdw club, and Wissenstransferzentrum Ost [Knowledge Transfer Centre East].

Our online toolbox presents valuable information for young artists in a “How to ...” format, conceived as an overview of important information and skills that are essential for a successful career.

The Career Center also offers performance opportunities for advanced students and young graduates above and beyond those that are part of their coursework, and the young performers are coached and advised depending on their specific needs.

Finally, the online platform “mdw Artists” presents outstanding young mdw artists who can be booked through the Career Center. They include award-winners as well as future stars promoted by the talent portal Ö1 Talentebörse.


 Marie Kropfitsch, Violine(c) LGT Young Soloists

It was at the age of six that Marie Isabel Kropfitsch, born in 1997, was admitted to Marina Sorokova’s class for the exceptionally gifted at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. She currently studies violin (performance) at the mdw with Christian Altenburger.

Marie Kropfitsch in her Ö1-Talentebörse portrait.


Do you feel optimistic when you think about your life after graduation? Do you feel prepared for a career in the arts? How do you personally define success? What makes an artist unique?

If you relate to the mdw as your university, we would appreciate your support. Please tell us your needs, wishes and expectations when you think about career development for artists.

(c) Elke Wetzig

Currently, there is an online survey hosted by the HMDW that could benefit greatly from your commitment! Your participation helps to create student-oriented career services at the mdw. The more feedback we get from you, the more specific the results will be. Of course, the survey is anonymous, the filling-out takes about 5 minutes and it is offered both in English and German.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Katrin Ciulian

Studies Cultural Management at the mdw and holds a research fellowship of the mdw


Application Training for Jobs at Music Schools

1. Feb. 2018, 10 am - 5 pm (Group)
Trainer: Dr.in Michaela Hahn
Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies (IKM)
Room E 0101
Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna

Registration: careercenter@mdw.ac.at or phone +43 1 711 55 - 7821


Moderation Training for Artists

28. Feb. 2018, 10 am - 1 pm and 2 - 5 pm
Trainer: Mag.a Renate Burtscher
mdw, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
Zubin Mehta Hall (AW S 02 09)

Registration via the Centre for Further Education (ZfW)


A path through the bureaucratic jungle for musicians

6. March 2018, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Trainers: Helge Hinteregger, Dr. Rainer Fussenegger
mdw, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, Room S 0225 (2nd floor)

Registration via the Centre for Further Education (ZfW)

An event of mica – music Austria, the mdw’s Center for Further Education, and the mdw club

(c) Pixabay

12. April 2018, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Trainer: Helge Hinteregger
mdw, Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1, Room S 0225 (2nd floor)

Registration via the Centre for Further Education (ZfW)

An event of mica – music Austria, the mdw’s Center for Further Education, and the mdw club

(c) Pixabay


22. March 2018, 8 pm
Musikverein, Glass Hall

Best of mdw artists
Duo Yui-Park
Marko Dzomba, saxophone
Andrea Götsch, clarinet
Adela Liculescu, piano
Kirill Maximov, violin
Elisabeth Plank, harp

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Hindemith, Henriette Renié, Carl Maria von Weber, William Albright and Johannes Brahms

In cooperation with the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

(c) Florin Belega, Siwoung Song, Theresa Pewal, Andrej Grilc, Miroslav Majstorovic