the versatility of the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and its three core areas of
activity Concerts, Research and Museums, the Educational
Department is able to offer an extensive programme. The range of projects undertaken is constantly
being expanded, and topical issues often feature in concerts.
workshops address playgroups, schools, and children who
would like to learn more about Mozart and his life.
Rhapsody in School (for all ages)
Rhapsody in School was created by pianist Lars Vogt and addresses
school classes of all ages.
project, musicians, who otherwise only play on major stages, have the
opportunity to narrow the distance between them and the audience. Outside the
orchestral pit, world-famous personalities relate what music means to them.
Performing live music and giving a personal insight into their profession, the
musicians aim to pass on their enthusiasm about their instrument and music to
season the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation is again a co-operation partner of Rhapsody in School. Our main aim is to
facilitate the encounter between school classes and musicians performing in our
institution. Artists visit the school classes, and pupils have the opportunity
to attend the concert or final rehearsal of the musicians.
Wunderkind Mozart (8-10 years of age)
Wunderkind Mozart (Mozart the child prodigy) is a workshop
especially developed for 3rd to 4th form classes.
reports, narratives and biographical dates about Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, this
workshop takes children through all aspects of the Research Department of the Salzburg
This is particularly
interesting for all those who want to discover more about musical talent and
the term child prodigy.
Mozart & the Sociodrama (10-12 years of age)
The Mystery of the Unknown is a workshop about Mozart’s
opera The Magic Flute.
new workshop series Mozart & the
Social Drama, works by Mozart form the basis for various subjects, which
seem to have relevance for adolescents.
of J. L. Moreno’s method of social drama, these subjects are worked on through
role play, role reversal and so-called mirroring. Engaging in all sorts of questions
and emotions evoked by Mozart’s characters and musical themes thus leads to
enhanced decision-making, responsibility, and a change of perspectives.
The Mystery of the Unknown is the first workshop of the
series Mozart & the Social Drama.
Mozart Week Workshops (10-18 years of age)
Mozart Week is the highlight of the concert season organized by the Salzburg Mozarteum
Foundation. The Mozart Week Workshops, which are arranged and organized by
students in the Music Educational Department of the Mozarteum University, have
become an integral part of the festival.
Pure Keyboard: The
Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s keyboard instruments (from 13 years of age)
Mozart himself played them: the
fortepiano, the clavichord, harpsichord and organ – each of these instruments
has its own sound and a very specific mechanism.
All these keyboard instruments
are on display in the Dancing Master’s Hall in the Mozart Residence and will be
performed during this workshop. Besides this, lots of information will be
provided about the history, the manner of playing, how the instruments were
built, and of course one or two anecdotes
Mozart Reporters (from 14 years of age)
Meet artists, become a reporter – in the coming season
schoolchildren can be active as journalists and report on the Mozart Week
2017. The Mozarteum Foundation offers
young people insights into the work of an arts journalist and enables them to
go around as reporters and present their results to the public.
The schoolchildren are prepared for this task in a workshop
on interview techniques. They are given
a press identity card so that they can take a look behind the scenes of the
Mozart Week, do on-the-spot research, attend concerts and interview the
This is followed by a two-day workshop in which they learn
about the various forms of reporting and elaborate their texts under specialist
supervision. All those who want to take
part should enjoy doing independent research, preparing interview questions and
writing texts. Select reports, reviews
or interviews will be published on the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation’s
Silke Fokken is a freelance journalist focusing on
education as well as media for children and young people. She studied literature, journalism and
political science, was a trainee at the radio station Sender Freies Berlin and
works mainly for the German Press Agency, Spiegel
Online and Die Zeit.
the Magnifying Glass (from the age of 12)
A musical crime story about sources: schoolchildren carry
out research in the archives of the Salzburg archdiocese for sources, texts and
Scene of the crime: the archives of the Salzburg
archdiocese in the former Cardinal Schwarzenberg House. This is where musical
collections from the 16th century to the present are kept safe. Important musical sources by Wolfgang Amadé
and Leopold Mozart are also to be found here because both men composed for the
liturgy in Salzburg Cathedral. The
investigators: young persons from the age of 12 search for evidence in the
archives of the archdiocese.
The procedure: on the basis of various kinds of musical
sources (autograph, copy, facsimile) the investigators find out how sources are
stored, catalogued and digitalized, how they can be dated, and what else they
can tell us about music history. We look at watermarks and writing utensils and
analyse how Wolfgang Amadé Mozart and his father Leopold corrected the copies
of their works.