The European Commission has approved the application by the International Office of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) for a grant of over 75,000 Euros for mobility projects with the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) (https://www.jamd.ac.il/en). The funding period begins on 1 August 2019 and extends over a period of 3 years. The main focus of this initiative will be student exchanges. The aim of the funding is to support a continuous mutual exchange between the two universities. The JAMD has been a partner university of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) since 2018. Both institutions already work together intensively on various different projects.
Each semester, at least one student mobility to Israel can be supported. In return, the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) will host students from Israel to study in Munich. As well as this, there will also be funding opportunities for teaching and administrative staff.
The International Office is available to answer questions at any time, and asks those interested in applying for a study placement in Jerusalem for the winter semester 2019/20 to get in touch by 31 July 2019.
Musicologist Dr. Tina Frühauf from Columbia University in New York will teach in the summer semester 2019 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM) as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) visiting professor. She will focus firstly on planning an international symposium under the title "Jewish Music in Southern Germany: History, Exile, Continuance” which will take place on 11 and 12 July 2019 in association with the Musicology Institute at the HMTM. She will devise the symposium jointly with Prof. Dr. Claus Bockmaier. Secondly, Tina Frühauf will hold three seminars covering different aspects of Jewish music studies, in relation to the history of the 20th century. In these she will place special importance on close links to contemporary Jewish life in Munich, and she is planning several excursions. For the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich (HMTM), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) visiting professorship is an important component in an active commemorative culture in memory of the crimes of National Socialism.
Dr. Frühauf’s German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) visiting professorship is supported by funds from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The International Office
University of Music and Performing Arts Munich
Prof. Markus Bellheim
University management representative for international affairs, Director of the International Office
Erasmus coordinator (incomings)
Deputy Erasmus coordinator (outgoings)