Music School Research Symposium in Vienna 6-7 October 2017

The Future of Music Schools –
today‘s challenges and tomorrow‘s solutions

The first European Music School Symposium is organized by the Department of Cultural Management and Gender Studies, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in cooperation with the European Music School Union and the Conference of Austrian Music School Associations and will be held on October 6th and 7th 2017 in Vienna.

The European Music school Union will actively participate in the symposium and Helena Maffli, Philippe Dalarun and Timo Klmettinen will take part in the panel discussions as representatives of EMU.

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Key Note Speakers:

Prof. Anne Bamford “The Wow Factor: Global research compendium on the impact of the arts in education”

Prof. Dr. Susanne Kechel (Akademie der kulturellen Bildung Remscheidt)

PhD Lauri Väkevä (Sibelius Academy Helsinki)

PhD Heidi Westerlund (Sibelius Academy Helsinki)

Due to social changes music schools face big challenges, that have to be met by enhanced advocacy work for music education and creative approaches. These challenges include enabling inclusive access to music schools despite obstacles caused by socio-economic factors, questions of migration, gender issues, digitalization and – in German-speaking countries – the implementation of various forms of all-day schooling.

Music schools assume different positions within the educational and cultural structures of European countries and therefore are required to develop different strategies. The focus on diverse goals while preparing young people for music studies or contributing and shaping regional cultural life leads to varying approaches.

This symposium aims to start a discussion between European experts, scholars and academics on the positioning, legal situations, environment, strategic aims, missions and impact of music schools in Europe and how they can meet these challenges.

  • Positioning and regulations of music schools in Europe
  • Environment of music schools in Europe
  • Missions and measures of music schools in Europe
  • Impact of music schools in Europe

Ms Michaela Hahn,
Ms Sandra Stini,

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