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Prof. Dr. Andrea Sangiorgio 

Music educator, music teacher educator, educational researcher.

Since July 2018 vice president of the International Orff-Schulwerk Forum Salzburg.


Qualifications: PhD at the University of Exeter, UK (2016), with a qualitative research study on "Collaborative creativity in music education: Children's interactions in group creative music making". 


Master Degree in Ethnomusicology (2006) and piano studies in Italy (1999). Graduated in Music and Movement Education at the Orff-Institute, University “Mozarteum”, Salzburg, Austria (B-Studium 1994-1997).


Since December 2015 he is Professor for Elemental Music Education (EMP Elementare Musikpädagogik) at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany.

Beyond the teaching activity (Elemental music making, teaching practice with children and adults, pedagogy of Elemental Music Education, artistic EMP-practice, creativity in music education, supervision of Bachelor theses), he coordinates the EMP bachelor's programme.

Further, he is involved in different committees of the Hochschule, such as the leading team of the Institute for artistic-pedagogical studies, the research committee, and the committee for the professional development of the internal teachers. In 2017 he has become Dean of Studies of the Hochschule.


Since 1997 he has been co-director of CDM Centro Didattico Musicale, a music school in Rome which became an Associate School of the Forum Salzburg in 2011

In collaboration with Rome University “Tor Vergata” he directs since 2007 a one-year Orff-Schulwerk teacher education course.


International activity as a music teacher educator, mainly on the themes: elemental music and dance education, ensemble music for percussion instruments, group improvisation and musical creativity, cognitive aspects of music learning.

He is author of various articles about elemental music education and creativity.

An extended CV can be found here

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