European Music Curricula

Are there commonalities in European music curricula? What do countries and educational institutions prioritize? And what are the fundamental principles of the curriculum in my country? You will find answers to these questions here.

Diversity and commonalities

In Europe, there is a great variety of curricula for music, which differ according to country and educational institution. As a rule, however, all curricula place emphasis on a broad musical education that includes both theoretical and practical components. Music theory, ear training and instrumental lessons are important components of the curricula, as are learning about music history and developing creative skills through composing and improvising. The promotion of musical personality and the development of social skills through making music together are further important aspects. In addition, the teaching of cultural traditions and the examination of contemporary music play a role.

But what exactly do the contents of the curricula look like? Find out more in this overview:

Listening to music, making music and dealing with music – so that is the common denominator in Europe.

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