Music education has become an integral part of the European and International concert scene. Staged concerts for children, workshop series with musicians and collaborations sponsored by educational institutions are well established forms in orchestras and concert halls. They signal the increasing ambition of arts administrators and cultural institutions to take responsibility for the musical education of children and adolescents.
The two foundations Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg and Robert Bosch Stiftung jointly initiated a new study to collect and analyse the quality of music education offered by orchestras and concert organisers. The aim was to identify internationally comparable quality criteria and quality attributes and to develop recommendations to support education managers and music educators when reflecting about their work. The study also wanted to contribute to improving the quality of music education projects and the discussions about it.