Fundación Albéniz has implemented the first edition of the pedagogical project ‘Musical Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ by the Reina Sofía Music School with the objective of providing music students with the tools and entrepreneurship skills they need to develop their musical career. Furthermore, through this program they are making classical music accessible to all audiences. In this edition 50 students from the Refinement classes will participate.
The program is composed of two training areas: theory and practice. The first area includes thematic sessions on leadership, the management of a musical career, technology and social networks, raising funds and audiences and the role of music in society. Also, the students will have the opportunity to participate in meetings with cultural entrepreneurs from all over the world and other sectors, with the aim of sharing their personal entrepreneurial experiences. In the second part of the program the students will work in groups to design and develop a real and innovative project which is a challenge for society. At the end of the program they will present their project to a panel of experts.
The launch event of the program (kick-off) will take place on the 28th and 29th of October in Madrid.
More about the Reina Sofía Music School
The Reina Sofía Music School is a centre for highly professional training, and is ranked among the most important schools in an international context. Currently, 150 young people from 30 different countries, with a particularly noteworthy presence from Ibero-American nations, are carrying out their studies in different departments which are led by prestigious specialists. Their training is complemented with visits from renowned teachers who are invited to teach Magistral Lessons. The stage is considered to be an extension of the classroom, as shown in the more than 300 public concerts that the students give on an annual basis in Spain and other countries.
Her Majesty, her Majesty, the Queen Sofía, is the Honorary President of the School, and her sponsorship unites public bodies and private companies with a common objective of providing a service to young people and musical culture. A broad system of scholarships allows all young talented persons to form part of this excellent education system. The School is the principal program of the Albéniz Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded in 1972 by Paloma O’Shea.