AME Campus & Branches

The Federal Upper Austria Music School, Bad Goisern:

Our music school in Bad Goisern was founded in 1991 by the Upper Austrian District Government. The music school education system in Upper Austria is organised by the state, and it is one of the best music school systems in Europe. The Music School of Bad Goisern was replaced by a new building in 2009.

In our music school association with our headquarters in Bad Goisern, and departments in Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun, 22 teachers teach 510 students. The external works and several interior rooms were designed by the “University of Art” in Linz. Our school is built according to our padigogical philosophy into 3 areas. MUSIC & EDUCATION, colourful classrooms. MUSIC & COMMUNICATION, big studio rooms. PRESENTATION & PRODUCTION concert hall, recording studio, outside amphitheater. 


The concert hall with 170 seats is technically superbly equipped.

It offers a flexible stage for concerts and cultural events of all kinds as well as the theatre and ideal possibilities for rehearsals of orchestras and large ensembles. A Bösendorfer piano with a particularly beautiful sound offers excellent possibilities for artistic work.

Professional expertise, combined with functional, contemporary technology - a combination that determines the way we work in our Studio.

Also available is a mobile vocal and percussion cabin, which allows us to set up also special acoustic requirements. Whether marching band, classical orchestra, chamber music or bands of any Colour - we have the space for it. In the technical equipment of the director and recording room, we attach particular importance to the highest sonic standards and flexibility - a hybrid of modern digital technology and the finest analogue equipment together with us the best of both worlds. Microphones by Neumann, AKG and Microtec also belong to the basic equipment, such as compressors and EQ`s of Tube-Tech, dbx and Avalon. On instruments in addition to various drum kits and orchestral percussion are among others a Bösendorfer grand piano, a Steinway B, a harpsichord, various synthesizers, and a complete backline (z. B.VOX AC30, Ampeg SVT2 Pro, Fender Twin Reverb) for bands available.

The 500-seat open-air arena is embedded in a wonderful landscape and offers perfect acoustics for particularly spirited concerts.


We offer students the possibility to stay in our local private Youth Hostel, local Bed and Breakfast or 3-4 Star Hotels. We will do our best to manage your bookings up to your desires.


In the famous UNESCO-World Heritage town of Hallstatt there is a branch of our school with 3 classrooms and a big room for workshops and orchestra rehersal. There are 2 Kawai grand pianos.