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The University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz is regarded as Europe's oldest academic institute of jazz. The aim of the wide range of courses (instrumental and vocal) is to prepare students for their future professions as jazz musicians, vocalists and arrangers. Internationally acknowledged musicians who have made a name for themselves as freelance musicians in all four corners of the world, provide not only for the most up-to-date education but also for practical training. Regularly offered workshops allow the students to establish contact with important artists from the international jazz scene. The Jazz Institute's showpiece is its "Big Band" which has achieved great international success.
The KUG has well-equipped rehearsal rooms and its own small variable theater. For the time being, budding actors and actresses and singers work and rehearse here. In the near future, the desperately needed new building, "Haus für Musik und Musiktheater" (MUMUTH), will offer considerably more space to hold lectures and rehearsals and to give performances in all fields (music drama and concert). The drama class and the class for music drama perform regularly at the "Theater im Palais". They appear not only in contemporary plays but they have also a classical repertoire. These productions are part of the KUG's series of subscriptions. They receive great attention even beyond our institution and are invited to give international guest performances time and again.
The stage design class understands itself as a place of innovative education for young stage and costume designers.
Scientific Research and Teaching at the KUG
"Developing and promotion of the arts" at universities of the arts is the counterpart to the research assignment of scientific universities. The corresponding professors of the KUG are in charge of research and teaching in scientific subjects. Five of them research at individual institutes employing assistants and staff members working in the field of sciences.
Institute of Ethnomusicology: interdisciplinary, intercultural and anthropological research of traditional music.
Institute of Musical Criticism and Aesthetical Research: specializing in research on critical music aesthetics.
Institute of Early Music and Performance Practice: research on changes in performance traditions in music.
Institute of Jazz Research: interdisciplinary systematic, historical and comparative study of the phenomenon of jazz.
The Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM): interdisciplinary research and art projects in the fields of computer music and acoustics.
Institute of Music Education, Department of Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy: performance research, the science of practice, focus of attention effects, music learning and musical memory.
Research of the arts is the spice of teaching.
Together with the Graz University of Technology, the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz offers interuniversity studies in audio engineering. A broad spectrum of disciplines combines training for rather technology-oriented professions (communication engineer and electronics engineers with a basic musical training), but also interdisciplinary professions (electro-acoustics and room acoustics engineers, development engineers for the audio industry, audio engineers) and professions focusing on musical/artistic education (computer musician, sound designer and sound engineer). Both the KUG and the Graz University of Technology provide several recording and computer studios. Beside commonly used control desks and recording facilities, the technical equipment includes also mobile units, acoustic laboratories with variable multichannel PA systems and modern measuring devices as well as interactive real-time systems for computer music and virtual acoustics.
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