Summer School - Music and Intangible Heritage – Leadership in Contemporary Creative and Curatorial Practice, 2022, Hungary

Publish Date: May 01, 2022

Deadline: May 15, 2022

Event Dates: from Jun 27, 2022 12:00 to Jul 04, 2022 12:00

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).

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.

Application requirements
Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:

  • Completed online SUN Application Form (see notes below)
  • Full curriculum vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any
  • Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Please upload a Statement of Purpose that describes how the course is relevant to your teaching, research, or professional work, and in what way you expect to benefit from your participation. Please highlight your relevant music and/or heritage education, describe any previous experience that you had related to the course theme, and list previous courses you have taken. 
  • You are advised to consult the detailed course description on the course web page so that the statement of purpose is in accordance with the main objectives of the course. 
  • Please provide a name, contact email, and phone number of a person (a faculty member, job supervisor, etc.) who can be contacted by the course directors to attest to your abilities, qualifications, and academic/professional performance.

Personal Statement on Financial Aid
Those who wish to apply for financial aid should specify their reasons in the “Personal statement on financial aid” section (Funding page of the application form).
You can upload further optional documents on the Qualifications page such as academic documents that you think may be relevant to support your application in the ‘Other Supporting Documents’ section. All documents should be merged into a single PDF file not exceeding the size 2 MB. No passwords and encryption are allowed.

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