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Music

SPOTLIGHT ON: The ipopChoir

It’s 6:30 p.m. on a Tuesday. Students from various programmes are welcomed to the mdw’s Clara Schumann-Saal by Miriam Steinkühler-Fuchsberger, a member of the ipop – Department of Popular Music faculty. Her mission today, like on many Tuesdays past: to unleash students’ passion for singing together despite any tiredness after their day’s work at the University. mdw Magazine sat in on one of their rehearsals.

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The New Master of Arts in Music Therapy

This summer semester, the first students are commencing their studies under the new Master of Arts in Music Therapy curriculum. This master’s degree programme joins the Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy (launched in 2020) to complete the step-by-step replacement of the old music therapy diploma programme with a new BA/MA structure.

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Special: Anton Bruckner | Arnold Schönberg: Jubilees in Focus

Special birthdays make it possible to regard artists’ works in a new light, reinterpret them, and perhaps also spot things that had previously gone undiscovered, with new approaches to familiar things facilitating the understanding of new aspects. In this spirit, the current special invites you to find out just how multifaceted the outstanding composers Anton Bruckner and Arnold Schönberg were.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: The Audio-Video Center’s first 10 Years Susanne Gradl

Be it remote learning, hybrid instruction, live streaming, the recording of in connection with artistic diploma exams, or live sound at concerts: over the past ten years, the mdw’s Audio-Video Center (or AV Center for short) has become an essential part of our institution’s everyday life.

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Key Thoughts with Kinga Bernhauser

In our series “What does art have to do with the Earth’s climate?” the “green mdw” initiative invites concerned individuals to speak out on their personal approaches to this issue. As the environment and sustainability spokesperson of the hmdw (the mdw’s student union), music educator and choir director Kinga Bernhauser faces these questions head on.

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“Alma Rosé Used Music to Save Lives”

In December 2023, a resolution by the University Board approved a new name for the Joseph Hellmesberger Department of String Instruments, Guitar and Harp in Music Education, which will henceforth be known as the Alma Rosé Department of String Instruments, Guitar, and Harp in Music Education—making it the first mdw department to be named after a woman.

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Can AI Indeed Create Art for Everyone?

In celebration of Human Rights Day, 11 December 2023 witnessed an event that revolved around the arts, artificial intelligence, and democracy. Its keynote, “The machine’s obviously not in the mood* – Wie künstlich (intelligent) ist Kunst und was bedeutet das für die Demokratie?” [… – How artificial(ly intelligent) is art and what does this mean for democracy?], was delivered by Eugenia Stamboliev.

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Maria Becker: Actor and Reinhardt Seminar Alumna

The concept of the physically existing hall at the mdw in combination with the digital web resource spiel|mach|t|raum entails the annual selection of a different woman from the history of the mdw as the academic year’s inspiration and champion, with the chosen individual prominently featured so as to ensure her a permanent place in the mdw’s institutional memory. Maria Becker was selected for the present academic year of 2023/24.

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A New Networking Platform for mdw Graduates

In March 2024, the new platform “Connect mdw” will go online and offer free networking for mdw alumni and other members of the mdw community. Those who register will be able to access contacts from the mdw’s network in a way that’s custom-tailored to their own desires and interests.

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