Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product
Following the success and experience of our summer course ‘Music as Heritage: from Tradition to Product’ organized with CEU Cultural Heritage Studies in 2019, our next musical heritage course will place the Western Balkan, its intangible heritage and its strong cultural ties to Central and Eastern Europe in its focus.
Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans share an interrelated cultural heritage, greatly reflected in musical traditions. Wherever one travels in the Balkans, traditional music is omnipresent.The Balkans, historically influenced by both eastern and western cultures and its political-demographic changes, heritage, modernity, social contexts, affiliation to genres and traditions all offer fertile grounds for research and pragmatic explorations.
The course tackles the methods and approaches of modern musicology as an integral part of heritage studies, using music as a tool for analysing and describing social changes.. The course aim is to explore various aspects of musical heritage management creating audience development-focused, yet socially conscious business policies; as well as to present a contemporary and viable approach to responsible arts management.
The course will rely on both CEU lecturers and leading scholars in the field such as Jonathan Stock from University College Cork, Martin Stokes from King’s College London, as well as Ardian Ahmedaja from MDW Wien, presented in the format of lectures, seminar discussions, workshops and social events, as well as a field trip to get a real-life experience of traditional music.
The course topic and structure are aimed at both practicing professionals as well as graduate students and junior researchers active in the field of research and teaching of related subjects (musicology, ethnography, heritage studies in its broadest sense, management, marketing and tourism studies, minority studies, etc.). Advanced undergraduate students will also be considered.
The language of instruction is English, thus all applicants have to demonstrate a strong command of spoken and written English to be able to participate actively in discussions at seminars and workshops. Some of the shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a telephone interview.
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