Education

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Fostering creativity and opening new perspectives: education projects are designed to provide new experiences for young people through the exploration of music, inspiring them to be creative musicians themselves. Docents include Ensemble Modern musicians and students of the Master’s degree course. Since 2019 education aspects of the course have continuously expanded, with students receiving dedicated training in this area and subsequently developing and implementing education projects of their own.

Education projects are an attempt to enable young people to take on unfamiliar perspectives in experiencing New Music and, in doing so, give them a better understanding of compositional concepts and developments. The musicians give students an understanding of New Music and also help them develop their own compositions. The aim is to show young people of all ages that they can be musically creative, even without or with minimal instruments. From 2009 to 2018, IEMA collaborated with the foundation Nantesbuch (formerly Altana Cultural Foundation) and further cooperating partners to present the cultural project "CultureDayYear" at several schools in Frankfurt. Over the course of one year, a weekly "Culture Day" ("Kulturtag") gave students the opportunity to work with professional visual artists, musicians, dancers, writers and actors in various artistic genres. In the music field, the students explored their own sounds and compositions together with Ensemble Modern musicians. The results were then presented in a final interdisciplinary performance. The project was implemented at the Bettinaschule Frankfurt, the IGS Nordend and the Charles-Hallgarten-School. Since 2019 IEMA has continued to offer musical education projects with Ensemble Modern members on a smaller scale at the Bettinaschule in Frankfurt. Furthermore, education aspects of the Master’s degree course have continuously expanded, with students receiving dedicated training in the area of cultural education, thereby opening another professional field of activity to them.

Education-Projekt Darmstadt, 2021 © Walter Vorjohann
Education-Projekt Darmstadt, 2021 © Walter Vorjohann
KulturTagJahr, 2016 © Michael Habes
KulturTagJahr, 2016 © Michael Habes
KulturTagJahr, 2016 © Michael Habes
KulturTagJahr, 2015 © Michael Habes