Chaired by Prof. Udo Dahmen (Germany), Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
with Connie de Jongh (The Netherlands), Codarts University of the Arts Rotterdam
Cenk Güray (Turkey), Yildirim Beyazit University Conservatory for Turkish Music
David-Emil Wickström (Norway/Germany), Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
Never before have Turkey, the Middle Eastern countries and Europe moved closer together than at the present. What does this mean for cultural education? During the last decades the study, development and dissemination of Turkish and Arabic music has taken on a greater significance within the conservatories of the respective countries.
Traditional music styles are understood as an important part of cultural identity. However, in Central Europe, identity is increasingly understood as transcultural. The term diversity moves more and more into the centre of the educational objectives.
How can conservatories cooperate across borders? Can they contribute to the solution of pressing questions between identity and diversity? How does cooperation support the educational objectives and how do students in the East and West profit?