Budapest, Hungary

Music and Intangible Heritage – Leadership in Contemporary Creative and Curatorial Practice

when 27 June 2022 - 4 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

After three successful editions (offline and online), we continue our summer course focusing on music as intangible heritage from theoretical, professional and practical aspects. In 2022 we will concentrate on cultural leadership, curatorial practices, public outreach, and the connection between heritage and audience building – major points of discussion within the cultural sector and the creative industries in recent times.

The course will introduce the framework (theoretical, practical and research-related concepts and resources) which are required to successfully complete participatory projects as leaders in musical cultural heritage. The course will also provide an insight into the ethnographic, geographic, political, economic, and production aspects of music curation. We aim to present a contemporary and viable approach to responsible musical heritage management. As an inherent topic, we will examine the role and forms of music in social engagement and public outreach, and we will study the connection between heritage and audience building. The course will also tackle storytelling and conceptualization, which play an increasing role in the presentation of cultural heritage in the field and context of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Lectures and case study analysis will focus on current projects and practical examples of contemporary leadership. Best practices will be presented by representatives of leading cultural institutions (Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center, MÜPA, De Doelen, Wiener Konzerthaus, etc.).

We will continue our highly successful project development program: participants will be assisted by tutors in preparing a short presentation on a chosen subject relating to leadership and curatorial practices during the course.

We will continue to work with SOAS as project partner. The collaborative project and the involvement of SOAS faculty members will enrich the intangible heritage management aspects of the course with the experiences and research areas of academic musical and ethnomusicological education. The course relies greatly on both CEU lecturers and SOAS faculty members, as well as representatives of leading cultural institutions and organizations.

The complex heritage aspects of the course will be presented in the format of lectures, seminar discussions, workshops, library research, field trip and site visits in relevant institutions (MÜPA Budapest, Liszt Academy of Music, House of Hungarian Music).

Course leader

József Laszlovszky, Cultural Heritage Studies Program/Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Alain Weber
Philharmonie de Paris/ Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, France

Target group

This course is intended for music professionals, mid-career leaders, graduate and post-graduate students, junior researchers. We also encourage applications from advanced undergraduate students who have adequate prior study or engagement experience on the subject and make a compelling case in their application/statement of interest.
No prerequisite is required.

Course aim

The course aims to present a contemporary and viable approach to responsible musical heritage management. As an inherent topic, we will examine the role and forms of music in social engagement and public outreach, and we will study the connection between heritage and audience building. The course will also tackle storytelling and conceptualization, which play an increasing role in the presentation of cultural heritage in the field and context of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Credits info

2 EC
CEU Summer University awards a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of the course. In order to gain this certificate, participants will be expected to attend and actively participate in all classes and complete assignments required by the course.

Fee info

EUR 600: payable until May 28
EUR 450: payable until April 30

Scholarships

The Open Society University Network is offering some scholarships on a competitive basis for currently enrolled students and employees of OSUN member institutions. Fee waivers are available for students of CIVICA institutions.