2. – 5. April 2019 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Conference: Music in Class

The symposium is designed for music teachers of general education schools, music schools and at music students.

Friday, 13.04.2 018, 10.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m., the Conference  'Music in Class' will take place at Musikmesse.

In the afternoon - as in previous years in Hall 8.1 in the room Symmetrie 2 + 3 - lectures on the following topics will be held:

Practising plays a major role in practical music teaching, particularly in the context of music-making in class, when pupils are expected to develop the line for playing the instrument on their own initiative. This topic receives only very marginal treatment in teacher-training discussions. Constant transition phases must be efficiently prepared and designed during the teaching process – which, given the size of the pupil group or the nature of the premises, frequently poses a major challenge for teachers.

Elementary requirements, if transition phases are to succeed, are not only the social form selected for the purpose, but above all the skills and willingness of the pupils to design and utilise such phases themselves efficiently. Taking an example from practical research, the talk will illustrate the principles governing self-organised and collaborative learning and from these derive prospects for the design of transition phases in music for general education. It will also address and classify aspects of heterogeneity and differentiation.

Professor Valerie Krupp-Schleussner, Mainz Academy of Music (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Valerie Krupp-Schleussner studied music, French and education for senior-secondary level in Würzburg und Paris. After her practical training in Berlin she worked as a school teacher there. She studied for her doctoral degree from 2013 to 2016 at the University of Bremen as part of the JeKi research project, “Impact and long-term effects of musical education” (Wilma). She next worked as a (post-doctoral) academic assistant at the academy of Music, Theatre and Media in Hanover. Since autumn 2017 she has been Professor of Musical Education and head of the School Music Department at the Mainz Music Academy. Her research focuses on informal music learning, inclusion and research into teaching.

Adorno’s often repeated quote, “That someone should be playing the violin is more important than what he is playing”, perfectly represents the frequent discussion which cannot decide between music for music’s sake and high culture in a school orchestra.

The talk will illuminate instrumental music in the context of music learning, music lessons and music teaching, directing particular attention to the role of the music teacher.  

Professor Armin Langer, Mozarteum University, Salzburg and Innsbruck

Armin Langer started by studying industrial economics and then education (music and sport) at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt (1976-1982); he took his doctoral degree in 1992. At the University of Frankfurt am Main he was lecturer at the Institute of Musical Education (1996-1998), engaged in specialist and educational seminars, and in 1999 he became Rector as Head of Training for Music. Armin Langer is a joint founder of the Frankfurt am Main UNI Big Band, director of various jazz ensembles, founded in 2003, jointly with Professor Oebelsberger, the research initiative “Research into Music Teaching in Austria (Musikpädagogische Forschung Österreich (MFÖ)), and until 2014 was deputy speaker of the Forum for European Music Teaching (Forum Europäische Musikpädagogik (FEMP)). Today he holds the Chair of Musical Education at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.    

Durch die Chorleitung mit dem Instrument wird ein Chor, eine Schulklasse oder jede andere Gruppe dazu befähigt, lediglich aus einer Textvorlage interessante und abwechslungsreiche mehrstimmige Chorsätze zu entwickeln. Bei dieser Art des mehrstimmigen Singens, die besonders für heterogene Gruppen geeignet ist, verlagert sich die Chorleitung vom Dirigat zur melodischen Inspiration und zur instrumentalen Begleitung. Die hierzu erforderlichen musikalischen und methodischen Fähigkeiten und Fertigkeiten werden in dem praxisorientierten Kurs vorgestellt.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Terhag, Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Jürgen Terhag unterrichtet seit 1996 an der HfMT Köln in den Studiengängen Lehramt und Gesangs-/Instrumentalpädagogik. Er ist zudem Ehrenpräsident im Bundesverband Musikunterricht, Vorsitzender im Regionalausschuss Köln von Jugend musiziert sowie Gründer und Leiter im Schwullesbischen Chor Köln.

Composing in music lessons is an exciting and at the same time challenging task for music teachers: how can pupils learn the tools of the trade to invent their own pieces of music? But creative processes, particularly in music classes such as woodwind or stringed-instrument classes, often play a subordinate role, since the playing of arrangements and orchestral pieces in the class association determines the everyday teaching.

The talk will show examples of composition projects with wind-instrument classes and report on the latest projects for composing and improvising with pupils.

Professor Thade Buchborn, Freiburg Music Academy – Musical Education (school music)

After studying music, German and teacher training (1999 – 2005), taking a further-training course in musical instruction and concert teaching and an M.A. with distinction (major subjects: German and music teaching) at the University of Bielefeld and Detmold Musical Academy, in 2011 Thade Buchborn took his doctoral degree in musical education. In the course of his career he has gained experience inter alia as academic assistant at the University of Music and the Performing Arts, Vienna; as teacher in various general-education schools; and in designing and superintending the school-pupil programme “Discovering Columbus Classic” as a music communicator and concert teacher at the Baden-Baden Festival Hall. Thade Buchborn is currently Professor of Musical Education for teacher training in music at the Freiburg Music Academy.

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