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Symposium for Community Music

Community music and music pedagogy: Collaborations, intersections, and new perspectives
February 21-23, 2013

For the first time in Germany, an international symposium is intended to provide a venue for discussion surrounding community music and its relationship with music education. The diverse movements of contemporary community music will be considered to answer the following questions:

Can community music's processes and practice translate into the music teachers' classroom? If so, what might the curriculum look like? Would pre-service teacher training need to change or is it a matter of professional collaboration? What might be the conditions needed to enable closer collaboration? What might be the impact on current music education and/or community music theory and practice?

Besides the keynote address, a mixture of paper presentations, and practical workshops will be used to explore the full range of community music. The official language of the symposium is English.

Videos of the symposium presentations.