ad libitum developed the basic concept behind the Orchestra Academy Ossiach (OAO). The OAO is an educational initiative, backed by the province of Carinthia, for highly talented orchestral musicians. It is under the artistic direction of members of the Vienna Philharmonic, whilst ad libitum Konzertwerkstatt GmbH has assumed its organisation and coordination.
The training consists of in-depth and themed project weeks (in-depth orchestral work, chamber music), workshops, master classes and a range of courses that also cover psychological and motivational exercises. OAO academicians also appear as an independent orchestra, assisted by members of the Vienna Philharmonic and other renowned musicians, conductors and soloists.
ad libitum is also responsible for organising other concerts in Austria and abroad.