Conference Directors

Prof. Dr. Andrea Sangiorgio
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany

Italian, PhD at the University of Exeter, UK (2016), with a qualitative research study on children's interactions in creative group work in music. Master Degree in Ethnomusicology (2006) and piano studies in Italy (1999). Graduated in Music and Movement Education at the Orff-Institute, University “Mozarteum”, Salzburg, Austria (1997).
Since December 2015 he works as Professor for Elemental Music Education (EMP Elementare Musikpädagogik) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany. Beyond the teaching activity (Elemental music making, teaching practice with children and adults, pedagogy of Elemental Music Education, artistic EMP-practice, creativity in music education,  supervision of Bachelor theses), he coordinates the EMP bachelor's programme. In 2017 he has become Dean of Studies of the University.
In July 2018 he has been appointed vice-president of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg, the international network of Orff-Schulwerk Associations worldwide.
Since 1997 he has been co-director of CDM Centro Didattico Musicale, a private music school in Rome inspired by the Orff approach. In collaboration with Rome University “Tor Vergata” he directs since 2007 a one-year Orff-Schulwerk teacher education course.
Intense international activity as a music teacher educator, mainly on the themes: elemental music and movement education, ensemble music for percussion instruments, group improvisation and musical creativity, cognitive aspects of music learning. Author of various articles about elemental music education and creativity.

Prof. Dr.Dr.Dr. Wolfgang Mastnak
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Germany

Austrian, university studies (PhD) in music education & psychology, medical sciences, sports sciences (sports medicine), mathematics; psychotherapist, moto-therapist; pianist, vocalist (bass), and composer (e.g., 2008 composer in residence San Francisco, Carl Djerassi Program).
Professor (chair) of music education (school music) University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, Director of Beijing Normal University Research Centre for Arts Therapies, Professor of Shanghai Conservatory, president of the Austrian Heart Association (long-term cardiac rehabilitation). Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and the New York Academy of Sciences. Numerous international awards such as “Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century” by International Biographical Centre Cambridge (2001),   Prize of Honour by Council International of Music / UNESCO, “Great Minds of the 21st Century” by American Biographical Institute (2007).
Main fields of academic practice and research: cross-cultural music education, music-dramatic improvisation (also polyaesthetic education), music therapy, ethno music therapy, arts therapies, music-movement education/therapy, neuropsychology, sports medicine (prevention), cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, sexology & ethno-sexology; theory of science (e.g. research methods and epistemology), quantum-neurosciences.
Author of approximately 300 papers and 17 books mainly on medical, therapeutic, and educational topics.


Hochschule für Musik und Theater München

May 22, 2019


The PROGRAMME BOOK and the CONFERENCE SCHEDULE are now online   ...

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April 16, 2019

Early Bird postponed to May, 5th

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April 03, 2019

Programme of the Conference

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March 14, 2019

Programme and contributions

See under the menu "Programme" the rich variety of contributions from international presenters. Soon we will publish a first draft of the timetable, as well. ...

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