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Arts Education

Programme for 8 & 9 June 2021

Is pedagogical training necessary to work in Arts Education? What forms and areas of work are there in Arts Education and who are they open to? What advisory services, support networks and funding opportunities are there?

8 June, 6 - 8:30 pm: 
Alumni Talks with Sharon On, Eva Randelzhofer, Irina Yudaeva

9 June, 10 am - 1 pm: 
Experts’ roundtable with Prof. Anita Rennert (music education), Prof. Ute Schlegel-Pinkert (theatre education), Prof. Kirsten Winderlich (art and aesthetic education), Diane Izabiliza (Fonds Kulturelle Bildung), Vitaliy Schall (music education), Matin Soofipour Omam (theatre education)

Useful links

Collected links and notesabout funding, venues, contact points for Arts Education (PDF)

Alumni short bios

Sharon On

Sharon On studied Directing in Tel Aviv and worked as an assistant director and production manager at the National Theatre HABIMA. In Berlin, she studied Film Direction at filmArche and directed "to die for" at the English Theater Berlin. This was followed in 2012 by a Master's degree in Theatre Education at UdK Berlin. In 2014 she founded, together with other artists, the association VorOrtung - contemporary art and culture in context in Brandenburg. There she directs theatre, performance and film projects at the intersection of art, culture and everyday life.

Eva Randelzhofer

Eva Randelzhofer lives and works as a freelance artist and art mediator in Berlin. She studied Art and Architecture at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and Art in Context at UdK Berlin. From 2011 to 2020 she worked as a culture agent for the model and state programme for creative schools.

Irina Yudaeva

The saxophonist and saxophone teacher Irina Yudaeva lives and works in Berlin. With her saxophone-piano duo Yokoi-Yudaeva and the saxophone quartet Adumá, she performs chamber music concerts throughout Germany. As a qualified instrumental teacher, she passes on her knowledge at music schools in Berlin and Brandenburg and organises the annual classical saxophone workshop in Eichsfeld.

Experts short bios

Diane Izabiliza

Diane Izabiliza is co-director of the Berlin Project Fund for Arts Education. She studied social work and socio-cultural studies. Her work and research focuses on gender, racism, postcolonial theories, intersectionality and critical migration research. Her film „Die Mauer ist uns auf den Kopf fallen" (2018) featured at various festivals.

Prof. Anita Rennert

Prof. Anita Rennert has been the director of the Julius Stern Institute for the Promotion of Young Musical Talent at UdK Berlin since 2010. As part of her diverse work in music education, she has taught at the Vienna Conservatory, the municipal music school City West Berlin and the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences, among others. As a guitarist, she has performed as a soloist and in various chamber music ensembles. She is a regular jury member of competitions.

Prof. Dr. Ute Schlegel-Pinkert

Prof. Dr. Ute Schlegel-Pinkert has been a professor of Theatre Education in the Theatre in Education/Performing Art programmes at UdK Berlin since 2007. Prior to that she worked as a freelance theatre educator, journalist, assistant director and lecturer. She works closely with theatre educators at Berlin theatres at the intersection of practice and theory.

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Winderlich

Prof. Dr. phil. Kirsten Winderlich has been the director of the grund_schule der künste at UdK Berlin since 2012, which she developed as a spatially oriented teaching and research model for the artistic primary school teacher study programme.  She is active in research and as a project initiator at the intersection of art and aesthetic education, among others in collaboration with the Brandenburg Gate Foundation and the Robert Bosch Foundation.

Vitaliy Schall

Vitaliy Schall, born in 1980 in Kazakhstan, left his country after graduating from the local music college to study Conducting and Instrumental Pedagogy with Guitar as his main subject at the University of the Arts in Barnaul (Russia). In 2005 he continued his artistic training at UdK Berlin with Prof. Martin Rennert and Tzvetan Stoyanov and completed his postgraduate studies with Prof. Thomas Müller-Pering in 2014 with the Concert Examination. In his busy concert schedule as a soloist and chamber musician (Guitar Duo Shal-Urumov, Berlin Guitar Quartet), the multiple prize-winner of national and international competitions inspires audiences with his virtuoso and passionate performances.

Matin Soofipour Omam

Matin Soofipour Omam studied Dramatic Literature and Stage Writing at Tehran University and Theatre Education at UdK Berlin. In the 2013/2014 to 2015/2016 seasons, she worked at Grips Theater and in the 2016/2017 to 2018/2019 seasons at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus as a theatre pedagogue and contributed as a writer and dramatic advisor. Currently Matin Soofipour Omam is working as a freelance theatre artist on many projects.

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