Schools@Concert: Tuning up for the Music Experience

Research project
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The European research project "Schools@Concerts - Tuning up for the music experience", which is anchored at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, focuses on cooperations between schools and concert organizers and researches them from different perspectives through a multiple case study.

Project Management
Andreas Bernhofer

The European research project unites researchers from nine countries (AUT, POL, HUN, IRL, GBR, CRO, MAC, GER, SRB) on the common focus of cooperation projects of schools with concert organizers. The aim of this project is to compare individual projects in the respective countries in terms of structure and content, and thus to contribute to the development of theory in the context of music education and schools. The focus is on established cooperation projects in which school classes visit a classical orchestra concert as part of their music lessons and this concert visit is prepared and followed up by various activities. Methodologically, this is a multiple case study (Stake 2005; Ilari & Young 2016) based on empirical data from the partners involved (students, teachers, concert organizers). The collaborative research process will focus primarily on the following topics:

  • Goals/expectations and roles of the involved persons (students, teachers, concert organizers) (Mall 2014)
  • Pre- and post-concert models related to the concert visit
  • Experiences and experiences of the involved students (Bernhofer 2016)

The following list shows the international research partners, with the Mozarteum University Salzburg as the initiator and leading institution of this project:

  • Andreas Bernhofer (Mozarteum University Salzburg)
  • Gabriela Konkol (The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk/Poland)
  • Milena Petrovic (Faculty of Music, University of Arts Belgrade/Servia)
  • Elisabeth Dombi (University of Szeged/Hungary)
  • Bence Asztalos (University of Budapest/Hungary)
  • Lejla Beqiri-Vula (State Music School "Todor Skallovski - Tetoec"/Macedonia)
  • Sabina Vidulin (Academy of Music, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula/Croatia)
  • Lorraine O'Connell (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama/Ireland)
  • Emma Nenadic (Birmingham City University/Great Britain) J
  • ohannes Voit (Universität Bielefeld/Germany)
  • Peter Mall (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt/Germany)
  • Gerhard Sammer (HFM Würzburg/Germany-Austria)
  • Scientific Advisor: Andreas Lehmann-Wermser (University of Music, Drama and Media Hannover/Germany).