Online Pre-Symposium


Sustainability – Music schools and their ecosystems: Building sustainable futures  


Friday 14 October 2022, 10.00 – 15.00 CET

Saturday 15 October 2022, 10.00 – 13.00 CET

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In changing times, music schools can rely on tried and tested concepts and ways of acting but also push for new developments, innovate, and establish new standards for music school education. Join a vibrant group of music school researchers and practitioners in the essential discussion about sustainability in music school education in contemporary societies!

In preparation for the 3rd European Music School Symposium, we will spend a day and a half online exploring sustainability from different perspectives. Participate in the process of co-creating the 2023 symposium through comments and discussions. You will have the opportunity to continue your commitment in working groups that will meet throughout the year.

Pick up the thread and join us in building a strong network, not only for the upcoming symposium, but for sustainable music school education across Europe!

We will…

… discuss and identify the most important issue(s) for music schools within four central topics: cultural, social, environmental and economical sustainability
… discover and share information about projects, tools and websites related to sustainability in and for music schools
… listen to two short talks about visions of sustainability and collaborative professionalism which can change music school practices
… reflect together on how research and practice can form resilient alliances and drive change towards sustainability in and for music schools


Info & Registration

Michaela Hahn,
Cecilia Björk,

Registration is already closed

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna | Department of Music Education Research, Music Didactics and Elementary Music Making (IMP)  
Cooperating Partners: European Music School Union (EMU), Conference of Austrian Music School Associations (KOMU)




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