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30 years of Tyrolean music school law

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30 YEARS OF TYROLEAN MUSIC SCHOOL LAW

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the legal regulation of the Tyrolean music school system (Tyrolean Music School Act of 8 July 1992), the province of Tyrol is organising a festive event with a musical-pedagogical supporting programme in Innsbruck on 8 July 2022. In addition to concerts by music students and a joint final conference of all regional music schools, a festive concert by the Tyrolean Regional Youth Orchestra and the Tyrolean Regional Youth Choir will be held at the Congress Innsbruck. On 8 July 1992, the Tyrolean Parliament unanimously passed the Tyrolean Music School Act. Until then, it had been the task of the "Tyrolean Music Schools Working Group" to promote cooperation between the music schools in the Tyrol and their teachers in order to safeguard their pedagogical, artistic, social and organisational interests.The Provincial Music Schools Act of 8 July 1992 created a music school organisation jointly supported by the Province of the Tyrol and the municipalities and thus created the prerequisite for qualified music education with the broadest possible impact throughout the province. A large number of the 279 Tyrolean municipalities have since applied to become provincial music schools, so that in the meantime 27 of the 30 schools provided for in the music school plan have been established as provincial music schools. There is a nationwide musical education network with uniform quality standards as well as employment conditions for teachers, which make the profession of music school teacher attractive due to the security and diverse opportunities for professional and personal development. As the largest Austrian youth music competitions show, the Tyrolean regional music schools are also a guarantor of top-level musical education and enable young musicians to embark on a later professional career. 
 
In a ceremonial act with a supporting programme, all participating municipalities, directors of the regional music schools, music school teachers and music students (currently around 18,500 students attend a regional music school) will therefore devote appropriate attention to "30 years of Tyrolean regional music schools". Among other things, music students and their teachers will perform in the courtyard of the Hofburg from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. as part of the Innsbruck Promenade Concerts. Furthermore, a joint final conference of all regional music schools will take place at 4 p.m. in the Congress Innsbruck. As the highlight of the day, the Tyrolean Regional Youth Orchestra will perform Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 ("The Titan") in a fitting anniversary concert in the Saal Tirol at 8:00 pm. Together with the Tyrolean National Youth Choir, the anniversary day will come to a musical close with Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's "Verleih uns Frieden".