1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress: New Aspects of Musical Education

13.08.2018 |

The best examples of musical training and education for youth will be showcased for those in the industry over three days at Nordkolleg Rendsburg’s 1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress, starting on August 23rd.

The 1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress “New Aspects of Musical Youth Training” aims to explore the current status of musical education in the Baltic region as well as improve cooperation between the various schools and music training institutions in the region. The congress will present examples of good practice currently in place, providing opportunities for discussion and learning around how training and education can be better customised and delivered to ensure young people receive a comprehensive, rich and diverse grounding in musical education.   

The congress will open on Thursday 23rd August and include speeches, presentations and workshops. Highlights include a ‘speed dating round’, featuring Schleswig-Holstein’s Minister of Education, Science and Culture, Karin Prien; Christian Wulff, President a. D.; Dr. Volker Mader, President of the German Choral Association and President of the Landesmusikrat Schleswig-Holstein; and Dr. Johann Wadephul MdB.

Questions raised during the congress - such as “What enriches music education in schools?”, “What possibilities do opera houses, concert halls or festivals have in cooperation with the school and what programs are there?” “How do you combine music lessons with digitization?” - will enable participants to fully explore the issues at hand. The discussions aim to open up the current state of the industry and discover new ways to deliver music education.  

Along with the conference proceedings there are also lunch and dinner functions, allowing participants to network with others in their field from different regions.

The 1st Baltic Sea Culture Congress will be held from Thursday 23rd August until Saturday 25th August 2018 at Nordkolleg Rendsburg, in Rendsburg Germany.

More information, including about how to register, is available on the Nordkolleg Rendsburg website (only in German).

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