Under the theme "Sharing", this new event format will enable encounters and networking between all pedagogical fields of study at the Mozarteum University.
School of Music & Art Education
The School of Music & Arts Education is a cross-departmental platform for high-quality, research-based education of music, art, dance and theater educators and the promotion of young talent based on this. The central task is to identify synergies between the individual institutions and to make them available to students through targeted research and teaching.
In 2018, SOMA was anchored in the organisational plan of the Mozarteum University as a "special institution for art, teaching and research". Its central field of activity is, in addition to the high-quality education of music, art, dance and theatre teachers, interdisciplinary research. A special concern of SOMA is the networking of artistic-pedagogical studies with internal and external fields of practice and research, as well as the connection of teaching to subject-relevant research, especially subject-didactic research. Here they encounter the artists, whose art they will later introduce to others, without barriers and as a matter of course. Thus, the high demand for artistic perfection and the equally high demand for the best possible introduction to art through their pedagogies / subject didactics meet in all facets.
The University Mozarteum sees the training of music, art, dance and theatre teachers as a core area of its educational mission. Excellent teachers are important as multipliers, especially in music and art education, in order to awaken enthusiasm in young people and to enable them to gain fundamental experience in building up and actively using an enriching cultural life in society. This requires educators who are capable of implementing and reflecting on art and music in a self-determined way. The Mozarteum University offers the appropriate framework and resources for this.
The research focuses on teaching, learning and mediation aspects in the fields of music, art, dance and theatre education in both institutional and open contexts and applied arts. The aim is the joint discussion and processing of research questions as well as the establishment and expansion of research networks and cooperations.
Pedagogical-artistic director: Anna Maria Kalcher
Substitute: Elisabeth Freiss
SOMA Board: professors of education from the participating departments:
1.12.—4.12.2022Solitär, Orff-Institut, Kleines Studio, Galerie DAS ZIMMER, Studierendenlounge, KunstWerkNew event format for meetings and networking of all pedagogical fields of studySymposium· Free