Arts Management Newsletter

No 119: Dealing with Music Education

How many times in the last 12 months have you been to a concert? In Europe, 35% of you at least once, according to the findings of a recently published Eurobarometer survey on cultural access and participation.
Though, a ballet, a dance or an opera have been visited by 18%.
These findings raise the suspicion that concert and opera are losing audience. Lack of interest, lack of time and expense were supposed to be the main barriers to participation in cultural activities. It's time for us to take a closer look at the field of music education: Out now our current newsletter no. 119.

Instead of mourning a dying culture we have decided to keep our chins up and take a look at prospering music education programs both in Europe and around the globe. Starting in Norway we are travelling to South Africa to learn how musical activities can be a tool for health promotion and social inclusion. In Luxembourg, we are invited to a date which might develop into an intense encounter. Finally, in Singapore, we look at the 11 -year-old Esplanades approach to music programming and how this is part of the centres efforts to promote lifelong arts engagement. We hope that these examples of best practice help to let our love for music grab you as well.
SPECIAL FOCUS - Dealing with Music Education
  • Stronger. Together. Social inclusion and health promotion through musical activities, by Anne Oksfjellelv and Nicky du Plessis - Page 2
  • Luxembourg. A Hub of Music Education, by Stephan Gehmacher and Pascal Sticklies - Page 7
  • Lifelong Arts Engagement. Music programming at Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, by Chua Lik Ling - Page 9
  • Cooperation with Korea Arts Management Service - Page 14
  • Causales Cultural Brands Award - Page 15

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