Schering Stiftung


Interdisciplinary Summer School on Learning, Emotions, and Music

Interdisciplinary Summer School on Learning, Emotions, and Music


July 01 – July 05, 2013

25.06.2013, Berlin/Rheinsberg | What do you learn through music? This question will be examined by experts and young scientists from three entirely different disciplines during the Summer School on “Learning – Emotions – Music” held by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin on July 1–5, 2013. The interdisciplinary exchange among the fields of historical research on music and emotions, psychology, the neurosciences, and conceptional and practical music education is organized with support from, among others, the Schering Stiftung. The summer school will take place at the Haus Rheinsberg Hotel am See, not far from Berlin.

The diverse one-week program comprises lectures, seminars, and practical workshops. The goal is to take a closer look at and discuss the interaction among music, education, and emotions. In addition, an entire day will be dedicated to music education and psychology for people with disabilities.

Participants include renowned experts from both Germany and abroad such as Ian Cross, director of the Centre for Music and Science in Cambridge, Eckardt Altenmüller, director of the Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, and Dietmar Wiesner, co-founder and flutists of the Ensemble Modern.

The Summer School is made possible with support from the Körber Foundation, the Hertie Foundation, the Deutsche Bank Foundation, and the Schering Stiftung.

The event is organized by the Max Planck Research Group on “Felt Communities? Emotions in European Music Performances” at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Founded in 1963, the Max Planck Institute for Human Development is an interdisciplinary research organization dedicated to the study of human development and education. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences, one of Europe’s leading research organizations.


Interdisciplinary Summer School: Learning, Emotions, Music


The results of the conference have been published in a interactive catalogue, which includes working materials and videos.


More information including contact details is available here.

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