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14. Distinctive Features of Music Education in Iaşi: An Overview after 155 Years

Laura Otilia Vasiliu
Published Online: 2016-04-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2016-0014


Over a century and a half after the establishment of the first state educational institution dedicated to music in Iaşi – the School of Music and Declamation (1860) – the distinctive features of music education and the social and cultural phenomena involved can be perceived and analyzed. This study provides arguments to support the following features: 1. the openness to assimilate a variety of pedagogic and cultural influences, both from Europe and from Romania; 2. the role played by leading personalities, musicians – professors, in rising performance levels and in perpetuating the project; 3. valorizing Romanian music traditions - liturgical songs of Byzantine origin and regional folklore - through education (specializations, courses, creative activities and music performance); 4. the constant involvement of music education in concerts and musical performances in Iaşi.

Keywords: Music education; Iaşi; pedagogical influences; Romanian musical traditions; musicians of Iaşi


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Published Online: 2016-04-04

Published in Print: 2016-03-01

Citation Information: Review of Artistic Education, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 115–125, ISSN (Online) 2501-238X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/rae-2016-0014.

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