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Center for Applied Music Research

Center of the Department for Arts and Cultural Studies

Head: Dr. Eva Maria Stöckler

The Center for Applied Music Research offers cutting-edge study programs, specific training opportunities and further education within numerous music professional fields. Thanks to our modular teaching system we're able to recruit only the most qualified professionals and academics in the fields at hand, allowing for curriculum flexibility, keeping track of recent developments and international networking.

We've got experience in many fields pertinent to the industry; therefore we are in a position to coordinate very powerful and up-to-date-curriculums, based not only on scientific knowledge but also on expensive experience in the industry.

Our academic research focuses on cultural heritage topics within the music field including challenges and opportunities emerging through technological innovations and societal behaviors.
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Start in October 2019

Music Management (Master of Arts)


The program provides a strong foundation to students aiming for careers in the music industry covering theory and research, aesthetics and creative thinking, hands-on management skills, interpersonal and business aptitude, communication, leadership, as well as solid foundation on IP and Entertainment Law, Project Management, and key related areas.

Further study programs

Music for Applied Media (Master of Arts)

Music for Applied Media (MA)

Who is the composer nowadays and what must she/he do to be competitive in the marketplace and increase her/his chances of achieving success? The curriculum comprises: Theory and Research, Aesthetics and Artistic Creativity, Hands-on Experience, and Business and Self-Management.

Music Producation for Applied Media (Academic Expert)


The expert program (3 semester) is a condensed version of our master study program 'Music for Applied Media', focusing on key discipline-related subjects(orchestration, digital audio, sound and acoustics etc.) and offering seminars and workshops with leading composers in the fields of film, TV, games, orchestral music writing and production.

Certified Programs

Volksmusik im gesellschaftlichen Kontext
Applied Media Music, Certified Program
Jazz in Contemporary Music, Certified Program
Neue Wege der Kunstvermittlung mit Schwerpunkt Musik, Certified Program


Research projects at the Center for Applied Music Research focus on the following competence areas creating the foundations for teaching: Musical professional field research, the profession „musician", economic conditions and structures across music markets, and music life.


Additionally, reworking the music - cultural heritage landscape is an important objective, including the editing of the Collection Mailer / Strauss Archive, the processing of music history management focusing on the music of the Strauss family, as well as the processing of Monastic Music collections and archives, and Contemporary Music works.


The Center for Applied Music Research is also the promoter of the research platform "Haydnforschung Niederösterreich", a part of the "Haydn region of Lower Austria" dedicated to the childhood and adolescence of Joseph and Michael Haydn as well as their choral works. Moreover, the Center promotes cross-disciplinary methodological approaches and collaborations with national and international cooperation partners.