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  • Locations: Vienna, Austria
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Duke applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-Duke Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, German
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options: Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor: Alayne Wood
Minimum Class Level: Sophomore Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Course Load: 15-19 semester credit hours Click here for a definition of this term Additional Program Prerequisites: Must have at least one year of study in music theory or the ability to read music and follow a score
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Arts & Humanities, Germanic Languages and Literature, Music
Duke Administered Program?: No
Program Description:

Please note that the Duke Study  Abroad Fee will be charged to students enrolled in this program. For more information about the fee, please see http://globaled.duke.edu/finances/study-abroad-fee.


Home to an astounding number of legendary composers—from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Brahms, Mahler, and Schoenberg—Vienna maintains an incredible richness of musical culture to this day. The world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein, and the Staatsoper are just a few of the many leading institutions that help make Vienna a true “city of music”—and make it the perfect location for an engaging study of Music History and Performance.

The IES Abroad Vienna Music Program is ideal for students majoring or minoring in Music, and offers you the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of courses focusing on Music and European culture and society. The program is organized in conjunction with the Vienna European Society & Culture Program.

You select your courses from English- and German-taught options in the following areas:
  • Music History
  • Music Theory & Composition
  • Performance Studies
  • German Language
  • Area Studies (including all courses offered through the European Society & Culture Program)

This program is unique because it offers a variety of features and conveniences for you as an IES Abroad Music student, including private lessons, new practice rooms, instrument storage, local instrument rental, and our Music Performance Workshop.

If you have advanced German language skills, you can also enroll in courses at the Universität Wien where you can experience the Austrian educational system first-hand.