Practice of music theory / Music theory in examples

in cooperation with the BMU RLP

Music theory and music practice are colloquially used as opposites, which obscures possibilities for music teaching, e.g. a practice of music theory, reflection on music practice, music-theoretical music making, etc. After an introduction, this course will use musical examples from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Modern, and Pop periods to focus on the question of how much practice is conceivable in music theory and what music is appropriate for it. Or more abstractly formulated: Which forms of music theory can currently belong to the educational system of schools (or can be taught in schools) and which ones block the increased turning to music making? An answer to this question seems urgent in view of the legitimacy of a future music education at general education schools in the context of a digitalized society.

Teaching team:

Ulrich Kaiser holds a doctorate in musicology, is a professor of music theory, and is a specialist in Open Educational Resources (OER) and digital learning. He is author of publications in publishing houses (Bärenreiter, Schott, Breitkopf), of OpenBooks (oer-musik.de) as well as free teaching and learning materials (musikanalyse.net). Since 2021, he has been project director of the Open Music Academy (openmusic.academy).

Number of participants: 15
Course start: Monday, 05.02.2024, 10:00
Course end: Tuesday, 06.02.2024, 16:00

incl. meals and accommodation in a single room 140 €, in a double room 130 €.
(BMU members receive a discount of 30 €. Upon joining the association on site, the discount will be refunded).

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.

This course is recognised by the Pädagogisches Landesinstitut Rheinland-Pfalz under Az. MA.2409 as serving official interests.