The status of singing in European school curricula
Current situation and future perspectives.
Singing has traditionally held a central place in classroom music education in European countries. Is this really the case, or is it just a wish that has not been reflected on for a long time? In this round table we are going to present data from a multi-national study in which we examined the relative prominence of vocal music education in written curricula in different European national contexts. This is followed by a discussion in which we look at the different situations – respectively the curricula for music – in European countries.
Building on this, we will jointly look for best practices and ways in which we can harmonize European singing curricula and competency formulations. Above all, there is the guiding principle to secure and further develop school music lessons as the most suitable place for teaching children to sing.