Music in Context

Music in Context

Even the best art can have no impact if it does not find the right audience. This is why the HKB Music Division offers with its cluster Music in Context a specialization in Artistic Music Outreach.

The offerings in this cluster:

  • are open to all students in the Music Division.
  • introduce you to the latest methods being used in teaching formats of varying complexity to equip you with skills in the field of Artistic Music Outreach,
  • enable you to create concert dramaturgies and contexts that appeal to people of all ages and from different social and cultural backgrounds,
  • convey background information on musicians working with unorthodox approaches,
  • support you in undertaking collaborative projects involving other arts and non-musical partners, and help you with all aspects of organizing participatory artistic projects – from financing to implementation,
  • prepare you for a career in freelance music outreach, or to apply for a position in the field of cultural outreach in orchestras or festivals.

Director

Teaching formats

If you would like to gain skills in music outreach (Music in Context) during your studies at HKB, you can choose between the following offerings:

In the four-semester specialization for students in the MA Specialized Music Performance programme, which is usually done as a second master’s degree, you will conceive and carry out your own performative project for at least one specific group in society. In the theory section, you will learn about the formats and content, effects and aims of Artistic Music Outreach in relation to music psychology and sociology, audience research, cultural studies and interculturality. In the practical section – besides developing your own project – you will conduct activities, workshops and concerts and experiment with concert formats. One national and one international excursion will give you deeper insights into best practice in performative music outreach and progressive concert events.

Your final project will consist of a performance you have conceived on your own, for which you can call on the assistance of two external mentors. In parallel, you will draft a business plan for a participatory project that can potentially be sold to festivals, concert promoters and various other institutions, and which you can then independently develop further.

ECTS credits: 20
Director: Barbara Balba Weber

Studium

Die Vertiefung wird im Rahmen des folgenden Studiengangs besucht:


 

The minor can be taken during all master’s programmes in Music. It is designed for students who are particularly interested in bringing music to children and young people and in concert formats both at primary school and beyond. Through case studies and practical projects you will learn the tools of music outreach while developing principles for your own work. To supplement your learning, you will receive individual coaching and do work shadowing and internships. A mentored final project will guide you toward your own professional practice, with the aim of expanding your field of work as a musician, communicator and educator.
 
ECTS credits: 20
Language of instruction: German
Director: Irena Müller-Brozovic

The minor is suitable for students in all music degree programmes who are interested in the social and interdisciplinary aspects of music. In private lessons you will conceive your own performative project for at least one specific group of society. In group instruction you will learn the theoretical principles behind artistic music outreach and gain deeper insights into best practice in performative music outreach and progressive concert events. You will have the opportunity to take part in national and international excursions. As final project, you will draft a concept for a project that can potentially be sold to festivals, concert promoters and various other institutions or which you can carry out independently.

ECTS credits: 20
Director: Barbara Balba Weber

In addition, we offer various elective courses each semester for students from all divisions.