Research project

Schools@Concerts: Tuning up for the Music Experience

Project leader: Andreas Bernhofer

This European research project unites researchers from nine countries (AUT, POL, HUN, IRL, GBR, CRO, MAC, GER, SRB) with a common focus on cooperation projects between schools and concert organizers. The aim of this project is to compare individual projects in the respective countries in terms of structure and content, and to contribute on that basis to the development of theory in the context of music mediation and schools. The focus is on established cooperation projects in which school classes visit a classical orchestra concert as part of their music lessons, and this concert visit is prepared and followed up with various activities.

Methodologically, this is a multiple case study (Stake 2005; Ilari & Young 2016) based on empirical data from the involved partners (students, teachers, concert organizers). Within the collaborative research process, the following topics will be specifically addressed:

  • Goals/expectations and roles of the people involved (students, teachers, concert organizers) (Mall 2014)
  • Preparation and follow-up models in conjunction with the concert
  • Experiences and perceptions of the student participants (Bernhofer 2016).
The following list shows the international research partners involved in this project, with the Mozarteum University Salzburg as the initiator and leading institution:
Andreas Bernhofer (Mozarteum University Salzburg), Gabriela Konkol (The Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk/Poland), Milena Petrovic (Faculty of Music, University of Arts Belgrade/Servia), Elisabeth Dombi (University of Szeged/Hungary), Bence Asztalos (University of Budapest/Hungary), Lejla Beqiri-Vula (State Music School “Todor Skallovski – Tetoec”/Macedonia), Sabina Vidulin (Academy of Music, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula/Croatia), Lorraine O’Connell (DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama/Ireland), Emma Nenadic (Birmingham City University/Great Britain), Johannes Voit (Universität Bielefeld/Germany), Peter Mall (Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt/Germany), Gerhard Sammer (HFM Würzburg/Germany-Austria), Wissenschaftlicher Berater: Andreas Lehmann-Wermser (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover/Germany).