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Discussion at the Mozarteum: The Impact of Music on Society

Emotional Rescue! The Impact of Music on Society was the theme of a one-day conference organized by the charitable Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership in association with the International Mozarteum Foundation and the Vienna Institute for Cultural and Contemporary History and Arts. A top-flight panel of experts sought to shed light on the role and potential of music, discussing themes that may be summarized under the following headings:

Beyond the Sound of Music: Exploring the Impact of Music Education on Child Development
Music Therapy: Roots, Developments, and Perspectives in Research and Practice
Musical Activities in the Acculturation Processes of Young People with Migration Experiences
“Mozart Lives” – Out-reach Programs of the International Mozarteum Foundation
Creating Bridges: Musical Activities and Society – Mutual Inspirations


You can download the press release and photos in the download area below:
from left: DDr. Oliver Rathkolb, Professor, University of Vienna; Dr. Kristina Hammer, President, Salzburg Festival; Joel Bell, Chairman of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership; Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, Special Advisor for Foreign Culture at the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and Intl. Affairs; Former President of the Salzburg Festival; Marifé Hernández, Vice Chair of the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership; Dr. Rubén Gallo, Professor Latin American Literature, Princeton University; Dr. Johannes Honsig-Erlenburg, President, International Mozarteum Foundation; (c) Wolfgang Lienbacher