Conditions of participation

General terms

These conditions of participation are valid for registration and participation at Europäisches Musikinstitut Wien / European Music Institute Vienna.
By sending the registration the participant agrees with these conditions of participation and abides by them.

All courses are open to both active participants and to auditors. Students who are not admitted by the teacher as active participants, due to a lack of adequate prior training, may attend the course as auditors. In such a case, the difference between the tuition fees for active and passive participation will be reimbursed. The number of active participants is limited. Registrations will be considered according to the date of reception. Active participants will only be accepted for the entire duration of a course. Registration of a participant-under-age has to be made by his parent or legal guardian.

Should the total of fifteen valid applications not have been reached by 15 June 2017, the administration reserves the right to shorten the course (intensive course), although this measure will not reduce the lesson units per participant.

The administration reserves the right, should an instructor be prevented from attending, to provide a comparable substitute at its own discretion or to cancel the course. Should a course be completely cancelled, all paid fees will be reimbursed to the participants. No other claims will be recognised.


Approx. 180 minutes of individual lesson per active participant. The disposition of lessons and the schedule falls to be determined by the instructor of the respective course. Passive participants may receive one unit of individual lesson with the course instructor’s permission (price upon request). Students may audit all courses in the curriculum. Practice rooms are free of charge for active participants.

Location of courses: Schloss Laudon, Mauerbachstr. 43-45, 1140 Vienna.

Final Concert

Every course ends with a public final concert by its best participants.


Each active participant will receive a diploma; each passive participant will receive a certificate.

Rights of utilisation

European Music Institute Vienna and its contractual partners are entitled to produce film-, video-, photo- and audio-recording material about European Music Institute Vienna and its events. Those photos and film-, video- and audio-recording materials, which will only be published within a duration of three (3) minutes, may be published without any restriction regarding time, place or technique and may be recorded on any kind of technical object. It may be duplicated, diffused, rented and broadcasted in radio, television, notably in regard to online and mobile techniques, with any kind of present or future technical procedure. Any commercial utilisation is excluded.

Data Protection

Participants take note that the data stated by him or her will be stored and processed according to the terms of the data protection law.

Application and Payment

Applications only become valid as of the date of receipt of the deposit payment (EUR 220 for individual courses, EUR 280 for Lied-Duo/Chamber-Music). All applications and course fee payments must be received by 15 June 2017 (Application Deadline). Early bird payments are due until the Early bird deadline 15 March 2017. Payments must be made in Euros. Payments can either be made by Paypal/credit card following the instructions on your electronic registration form or be wired, free of charges for the recipient, to Europäisches Musikinstitut Wien, Kandlgasse 5a/1, 1070 Vienna, Austria, with the Erste Bank (IBAN: AT20 2011 1828 8258 7600, BIC: GIBAATWW), including the memo text: Registration ID, name of student and course professor. (Erste Bank, Landstraßer Hauptstr. 58, A-1030 Wien).

Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please contact the European Music Institute Vienna administration.

For passive participation (listeners/day pass please click here)

Withdrawal from participation

For written cancellations by the day of the application deadline, the course fee will be refunded; an administrative fee of EUR 120 (one hundred and twenty Euros) will, however, be retained. Please always indicate your bank account information in case of cancellation!

A refund of the course fee for withdrawals after the day of the application deadline is only possible in proven cases of force majeure (e.g. illness, accident, death in the family); the deposit will, however, be retained. Such withdrawal must be effected before the course begins. For later cancellations, the full course fee will be retained.

Participants under age

The parent or legal guardian who concludes the contract for participation at European Music Institute Vienna on behalf of the participant who is under age, declares his or her agreement with the fact that European Music Institute Vienna cannot assume any responsibility for supervising the participant who is under age. This applies in particular to behaviour immediately before the beginning of the master-class/course or at the end of the master-class/course and outside the rooms where the master-class/course is held. Every registration of a participant who is under age requires a signed declaration by the parent or legal guardian to this effect.

The parent or legal guardian is responsible for damage caused by the participant who is under age. Furthermore, the parent or legal guardian indemnifies European Music Institute Vienna concerning all claims to compensation which are asserted by the participant who is under age.

Choice of Law and Jurisdiction

It is agreed that Austrian law applies for all conflicts resulting from or related to the business relationship under exclusion of norms of international private law and of the UN Convention on Contracts for the international sale of goods. The place of jurisdiction for all conflicts resulting from or related to the business relationship is Vienna, Austria.

Note: The English version of the Terms and Conditions of Participation is a convenience translation. In case of differences between the German and English versions, the German wording shall be decisive.