Conference on Music Education in the 19th century

The Bern University of the Arts (HKB) is organising a conference on Thursday, 3 and Friday, 4 December 2020 entitled “On Music Education in the 19th Century”. The programme can be viewed on the website of the HKB Institute Interpretation ( 
The international and bilingual conference (German/English) will reflect on selected aspects of research into the history of music (theory) teaching in the 19th century in the German-speaking area, in Italy and in Spain. The topic is one of the focal points of the Institute Interpretation at the HKB. In particular, the conference will present the final results of the multi-year project “Integrative Listening”, which examines the early history of the current subject of aural training. Furthermore, the conference is intended to follow on from the symposium held in January 2019 on “The musical education institutions in Europe in the long 19th century (1789–1914)”. Researchers from the HKB will be joined by colleagues from Germany and Italy.
The conference will take place virtually via the video conference platform Zoom ( Registration is not necessary.
We look forward to numerous participants and stimulating discussions!
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