EXPERTS DISCUSSED ABOUT MUSICOLOGY AND HERITAGE

THE ACTIVITY AIMED AT ENCOURAGING DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION AROUND THE ISSUES OF MUSICOLOGY AND THE MUSICAL HERITAGE.



September 16, 2016

The IV Seminar on Research in Musicology and Music Heritage was held aiming at creating links between researchers and to position the Universidad de Talca as a center for the generation and discussion of ideas in this area. The event was organized by the School of Music of the Universidad de Talca with the help of the Research Department.

The activity took place at the Diego Portales Hall of the University and sought to encourage discussion and reflection on topics concerning Musicology and Musical Heritage.

The head of research of the School and organizer of the four editions, Gonzalo Martínez, said that it is crucial to create these spaces since they transform our Corporation in the center of musicology and the works of the discipline in Chile.

"We want to create links between the researchers and make sure we all know what is going on, all having their own activities in their universities", said Martinez, after which he added that the idea is to reach the same position as other centers in the country, that have more experience, such as the University of Chile and Pontifical Catholic University.

In this context, the director of the Master's Degree in Orchestral Conducting of our Corporation, José Miguel Ramos, highlighted as positive the number of participants that came to the event.

"We have very outstanding, young people and others from Argentina, Spain and France, and as a result, this event starts to make noise in the regional music scene," he said.

Among the speakers who participated in the seminar, it stood up the presences of Mauricio Valdebenito, José Maria Moure, Nicolas Masquiaran, Pablo Catrileo, Ana Cubides, Andres Celis, Fernanda Vera, Carmen Pena and Daniela Jofre, among others experts.

Positive Response

José Miguel Ramos said that, in general, in Chile it is understood that musical activity covers only interpretation, when it actually means much more.

"Music is linked to life itself by everyone: by us, by Society’s past and present. In that sense, there are many aspects of it that are interesting, from education and history. We believe that it is important to make it known, to bring out that music not only is musical performance, but that it is a social phenomenon of great importance," he said.

He added that, while the number of specialists in the matter is still reduced, it has grown to the point that even now there are graduate programs that call to young people and to researchers from all over the country around this knowledge.

It should be recalled that in March of this year the UTALCA began to impart the Master’s Degree in Conduction of Children and Youth Orchestras, addressed to graduates and professors of this discipline, an innovative idea, designed to respond to the needs of the national reality, which requires professionals who contribute to ensuring the development of these musical associations.

This program is the only one in the country that supports this movement through the training of directors who possess a strong background in leadership and to ensure their artistic excellence and continuity.



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