Dienstag, 26. November 2019

Community Music at the Konzerthaus Dortmund

Really pleased to have been part of the BE: community kick off event of the community music programme at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, well done Matt Robinson! I will research their development of community music over the next year and have had some fascinating conversations this weekend...

Kulturpreis Bayern

Thank you to to the Bavarian Ministry of Arts and Science and Bayernwerk for awarding me with the Kulturpreis Bayern for my PhD dissertation on the development of community music in Munich!
Pressemitteilung hier.
Pressephoto hier.

Donnerstag, 19. September 2019

Radiofeature on Community Music on Deutschlandfunk

Here I've been interviewed for another radio feature about community music, produced by Leonie Reineke for Deutschlandfunk: Musik und Inklusion - Community Music  - Von allen, für alle.

Mittwoch, 28. August 2019

Einladung Zukunftswerkstatt Community Music in München

Das Münchener Kulturreferat, die Münchner Community Music Aktionsforschungsgruppe und die Community Music Initiative München laden Sie ganz herzlich zu unserer Community Music Salon Zukunftswerkstatt ein. Hier möchten wir auf die vergangenen Workshops zurückblicken, aber vor allem die Zukunft der Initiative Community Music und der Salons gemeinsam mit Ihnen gestalten.
Bei einer Kleinigkeit zu essen sowie einem Bier oder Wein, würden wir gerne Vorschläge, Kritik, Wünsche und Anregungen austauschen.

Wann & Wo: 13 September 2019, 18 Uhr bis 20 Uhr

Wo:  Raum 400, Kulturreferat München, Burgstrasse 4, 80331 München. 

ANMELDUNG: Bis 9. September 2019 an Marie Karaisl unter communitymusicmuenchen@gmail.com

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr/Euer Kommen. 

Freitag, 16. August 2019

Radio Interview Kulturkanal

Thank you Heike Haberl for an excellently prepared and researched interview with my student Irmengard Siebler about her community orchestra Ingolstadt and me about the MA.

Have a listen here!


Dienstag, 13. August 2019

Jailbreak: Music in Prison conference short film

Here a short film about the conference we hosted in Eichstätt in May.

Donnerstag, 8. August 2019

Another year....

Thank you to my students of the second intake of the MA inclusive music education/community music for a year with lots of deep, interesting and thoughtful conversations and music making. I can't wait for their capstone projects to happen in the autumn!

Dienstag, 4. Juni 2019

Creative Interactions

Thank you to Prof. Andrea Sangiorgio of the University of Music and Performing Arts for a thought provoking conference. I presented a paper on Community Music and Creativity, and particularly enjoyed the very inspiring key note by Dr. Kerry Chappell on transdisciplinary creativity!

Sonntag, 26. Mai 2019


Thank you to Amos Heuss for a great day at KOMMA, an inspiring arts and cultural centre in Esslingen! I led a singing workshop for the conference attendees and a workshop and talk on community music and community cultural development (thank you Peggie Kummer for your help and ideas!).

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2019


...habe ich nun mein Zeugnis :-)

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2019

Jailbreak: Conference about music in prisons: 21.05.19 in Eichstätt

All welcome! We are organising a conference about community music work in prisons with some amazing speakers: Prof. Dr. Mary Cohen (US), Catherine Birch (ICCM, UK), Prof. DDDr. Wolfgang Mastnak, David Ehlers, Basketbeat (Spain) and others.

More info here.

Dienstag, 26. März 2019

Community Music position at the Konzerthaus Dortmund

Over the last four months I have been working with Raphael Hoensbroech and his amazing team on the development of community music at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.  I am very excited to share this job opportunity: a full time position to develop and build community music at the Konzerthaus Dortmund.

Dienstag, 19. März 2019

Capstone Community Music Projects

Congratulations to my MA students who have presented their Community Music capstone projects last week! I was very proud of them, what they have achieved, and the journey they have navigated over the last year and a half!

hEImat in Eichstätt

Thank you to Theresa Hürdler, Leon Gaube and Phillip Thomas for inviting me to talk about Community Music at their hEImat project in Eichstätt!

Samstag, 9. März 2019

Conference Jailbreak: Music in Prisons, 21.05.2019

Invitation to all to our conference at the University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, about music making in prisons with some amazing talks (Prof. Mary Cohen, Prof. Wolfgang Mastnak, David K.Ehlers, Catherine Birch and others) and workshops, more information here.

Donnerstag, 21. Februar 2019

End of a journey..

Yesterday I passed my final doctoral exam...thank you to Christine Dettmann for making it a special moment with these beautiful flowers...next is the publication of my thesis and then it's finally done!

Montag, 11. Februar 2019

Musikschule Ebersberg and community music

Thank you to the director of the Musikschule Ebersberg, Peter Pfaff,  for inviting me to run a workshop with 40 music teachers on community music and the future work and vision of the music school Ebersberg. Lots of deep conversations about the future and the role of the music school in the community.

Donnerstag, 10. Januar 2019

Visit by Lee Higgins at KU Eichstätt

Thank you Lee Higgins for yet another very productive few days!
We look forward to more work with you at Eichstätt!