MUMUTH - Haus für Musik und Musiktheater

(c) Wenzel

Competition Location

With about 2.100 students in Graz and Oberschützen, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – KUG for short – is an internationally renowned place of education. It combines high-quality education for artistic and academic professions with the development and unfolding of the arts and with scientific research. In parallel to its regional mission as an Austrian cultural institution, KUG sees itself as a through and through European university with a traditional orientation to Eastern and Southeastern Europe. For KUG, the House of Music and Music Drama, MUMUTH, has been a long sought-after central building for practicing and events since 1963. The official inauguration took place on March 1st, 2009.

As an innovative platform for a discourse on modernity, MUMUTH will be stage to high-quality artistic productions and interdisciplinary events. It offers flexible space as a high-tech research laboratory for the arts. MUMUTH is supposed to be an unmistakable venue promoting the development and unfolding of the arts in compliance with the mission of a university of the arts. Moreover, its objective is to encourage scientific research and it shall constitute an interface between the university and society.

Acoustics of MUMUTH are unique in Austria: from jazz club up to orchestra concert, acoustics are tailor-made. User guidance of lighting can be controlled also from the light desk and allows light design with utmost precision.