MDW COURSES FALL TERM 2024

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MUSIC AND DIS/ABILITY

Study level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate
Course tutor: Stephanie Probst

Course content: The human body is involved in all aspects of music making and listening, from dexterity and the expressive power of voice and gestures, to refined auditory capacities and decoding notation. All too often these faculties are evaluated against expectations derived from (fictitious) normative bodies. But what happens when we take seriously the diversity of individual bodies who interact with (normative) instruments and preset conceptions of music? Through select case studies, this course asks what musicians and pedagogues can learn from dis/ability studies and how we might make music more inclusive and accessible.

Dates for Zoom live sessions: 11.10.2024, 18.10.2024, 08.11.2024, 06.12.2024 always 4pm - 5.30pm (Vienna local time)

 

PERFORMERS (BACK) IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Study level: Bachelor, Master
Course tutor: Elisabeth Reisinger

Course content: For a long time, the thinking and writing of music history has focused on the written "work" and its creator. But what if we shift the perspective and conceptualize music as a social sonic event? In this course, we will focus on the people who make music sound: the performers. We will approach music history by examining their role in processes of musical creation and repertoire formation, as well as their impact on the distribution and reception of compositions. We will explore how this offers a more diverse and nuanced picture of the various individuals that have shaped music history.

Dates for Zoom live sessions: 08.10.2024, 22.10.2024, 19.11.2024, 10.12.2024 always 4pm - 5.30pm (Vienna local time)

 

REGISTRATION FOR mdw STUDENTS

Please register via email to globalconservatoire@mdw.ac.at until 12th August 2024!

The capacity of the courses is limited, the principle "first come, first served" applies!