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Ekkehard Vogler

Musician / Music educator at MDR ensembles

(Picture © MDR, Peter Adamik)

Ekkehard Vogler is a music educator at Clara, the youth music network of the Central German Broadcasting Corporation (MDR). His professional career as a singer led him to join the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir in 2001. Here he began working musically with children and young people in 2006, in addition to his work in the ensemble. In 2011, the project Babel, which he was instrumental in conceiving and organising, was awarded first prize in the category Tone Colours - Interplay of Cultures by the German Music Council during its  "Day of Music ". In 2012 he shifted his professional focus to full-time educational work for the MDR ensembles. In 2015, the youth music network of the MDR received the Mixed-Up Prize for its participation in the project Romantic Time Travel for Thuringian schoolchildren. In 2016, this project was further honoured with the Blüthenstaub Prize of the University of Jena. In 2018, Clara attracted attention beyond Germany's borders with the nationwide music education project The Handel Experiment.

Ekkehard Vogler at IAMIC2020


Audience Development & Music Education Projects


What does the audience of the future look like? How do we bring classical and contemporary music to different audiences? What are the aims of music education projects and what are the current trends and concepts in this regard? Which approaches have fallen out of fashion again, and which ones have maybe not even arrived in Germany yet? An overview of current developments.


Panel discussion


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

14:00–15:00 Session 3

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