Further Education

Stella Vorarlberg offers various further education formats for different target groups. The focus is on musicians, music educators, and people with previous musical experience who, depending on their previous knowledge, want to acquire additional musical or music education qualifications. The courses are geared towards current market needs and social trends related to music in the broader sense.

Elementary Music Pedagogy Course (EMP)

This course is aimed at people from (music) education and social professions who would like to expand and deepen their field of activity in the area of music. The course offers a particularly useful further training opportunity for instrumental teachers who already work in the field of EMP, teach in cooperative classes, or are looking for new pedagogical models for working with groups. The focus is on a well-founded theoretical and practical examination of the holistic approach to elementary music-making as well as the students’ own artistic development. Music, movement, and language are combined and open up scope for creative design with children aged 0 – 10 years.


Duration: 4 semesters (September 2024 to June 2026)

Scope: 5 – 6 weekends per semester / 26 SWSt / 60 ECTS


Costs per semester: € 990 for EU citizens, € 1190 for non-EU citizens


Completion: Certificate with certificate

Qualifying examination: May 4, 2024

BLICK.punkt Elementary Music Education

As part of the BLICK.punkt workshop series, aspects of elementary music-making are presented that can be implemented in lessons with children in music schools, schools, or kindergartens. The training courses are also suitable for people who would like to enrich their everyday musical life in pedagogical professions with elementary music building blocks. Based on elementary music-making, practical approaches in various facets are discovered and tried out.

Guest Course in Song Composition & Arrangement with Orff Instruments

  • Getting to know the Orff instruments and their playing techniques
  • Building up a repertoire of pieces to play
  • Various possibilities of accompaniment (drone, stepped accompaniment, cadential)
  • Development of instrumental forms with Orff and other instruments
  • Improvisation with rhythmic and melodic building blocks
  • Simple arrangements for group music-making – Practical examples from Orff-Schulwerk – Pop/Latin/Swing – from very simple to very groovy
  • Methodical-didactic aspects

After completing his studies in music and movement education (Orff Institute, Salzburg Mozarteum University), he has been a teacher of EMP and guitar at the Telfs Music School and the Tyrolean State Conservatory in Innsbruck since 1991. Speaker at numerous courses, especially in teacher training. For many years lecturer in the EMP course at Stella.

Integrative music groups (Lebenshilfe). Since 2003, active concert activity for children and families (RatzFatz – Musik zum Zuhören und Mitmachen). Works as a freelance musician and songwriter. Numerous theater productions.


Sat. June 8
9.00 to 12.00 a.m. | Room 301


Registration until June 3, 2024
Limited number of participants Costs: none

The course is only open to students of Stella Vorarlberg


Information: Mag.a Natalie Begle-Hämmerle 

Contact Person


Course Leader
Natalie Begle-Hämmerle

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Choir Conducting Course

In cooperation with the Vorarlberg Choir Association, Stella Vorarlberg organizes a further training course in choral conducting every two years.

The course is designed to give working people in particular the opportunity to acquire practical skills. Skills and competencies are taught in regular weekly lessons over the course of four semesters. This offer provides course participants with a good grounding for their responsible work as choir conductors.


Duration: 4 semesters

Weekly lessons on Mondays from 5.30 pm.
Additional block events.
Work shadowing and practical training.


Costs per semester:
€ 750 for EU citizens,
€ 1200 for non-EU citizens


Conclusion: Practical presentation with the practical choir.

Course “Catholic Church Music C”

Stella Vorarlberg organizes a further education course for Catholic church music C in cooperation with the diocese of Feldkirch.

The course is intended to give working people in particular the opportunity to acquire practical skills. Skills and competencies are taught in weekly lessons over the course of four semesters. This course provides course participants with a good grounding for their responsible work as a choir director with a liturgical focus.


Duration: 4 semesters

Weekly lessons on Mondays from 5.30 pm.
Additional block events.
Work shadowing and course practice.
Weekly individual organ lessons.


Costs per semester:
€ 750 for EU citizens,
€ 1200 for non-EU citizens


Conclusion:
Practical presentation with the practice choir, performance on the organ.

Advanced Course for Choir Conducting

The advanced course is aimed at people who would like to gain basic experience in conducting, ear training, and choral voice training. In a personal aptitude interview, we will decide together with you whether you meet the required qualifications.


Duration:
October 2024 to June 2025
Block teaching over 6 weekends


Costs per semester:
€250 per semester
€450 per semester for participants from non-EU countries


Contents:
Choral voice training.
Conducting, rehearsal organization.
Theoretical skills in rhythm and solmization

The advanced course also prepares students for the “Choir Conducting” course.


Completion: Certificate

Contact Person


Course leader
BEd. Ulrich Mayr

+43 650 830 1566

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Certificate Course for Styrian Harmonica

The course is aimed at accordionists and Styrian harmonica players or music school teachers who can demonstrate basic playing skills on the instrument and would like to gain instrumental teaching qualifications on the Styrian harmonica. Preference will be given to people who are already actively teaching at music schools.

Admission Requirements:

After registration, participation in the orientation day (June 21, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Marktoberdorf) is a prerequisite for admission to the course.
There, the interested parties introduce themselves musically on their instrument. Further, the contents, procedures, and organizational basics of the course are explained. Only after successful participation in the orientation day, binding admission to the course takes place.


Duration: 4 semesters (part-time)

12 weekends online
8 weekends in attendance
alternately in Marktoberdorf (D) and Feldkirch (A)

Start: September 2024


Contents:

Part-time training program for “Styrian Harmonica” at Stella Vorarlberg in cooperation with the Bavarian Music Academy Marktoberdorf (D) and the vocational school for music Krumbach/D.


Costs:

Two-year course: €2990; including course costs, accommodation, meals at the Bavarian Music Academy Marktoberdorf during four attendance weekends.
Accommodation and meals during the four work phases in Feldkirch are at your own expense.
Payment in installments possible:

€590 (2024), €1500 (2025), and €900 (2026).

Funding opportunities for teachers at Vorarlberg music schools from the Vorarlberger Musikschulwerk. Members of the Chamber of Labor can apply for an education grant or take advantage of support measures from the respective music school location municipality.


Orientation Day (participation is a prerequisite for admission) :

June 21, 2024 from 2 to 5 p.m., Marktoberdorf


Cooperation between:
BMM – Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf
SVPM – Stella Vorarlberg Privathochschule für Musik
BFMK – Berufsfachschule für Musik Krumbach, D

  • September 14 / 15, 2024 (Marktoberdorf)
  • October 12 / 13, 2024 (online)
  • November 9 / 10, 2024 (online)
  • November 30 / December 1, 2024 (Feldkirch)
  • January 11 / 12, 2025 (online)
  • February 8 / 9, 2025 (Online)
  • March 8 / 9, 2025 (Marktoberdorf)
  • April 5 / 6, 2025 (online)
  • May 3 / 4, 2025 (Online)
  • June 28 / 29, 2025 (Feldkirch)
  • September 13 / 14, 2025 (online)
  • October 11 / 12, 2025 (online)
  • November 8 / 9, 2025 (Marktoberdorf)
  • December 6 / 7, 2025 (Online)
  • January 10 / 11, 2026 (Online)
  • February 7 / 8, 2026 (Feldkirch)
  • March 7 / 8, 2026 (online)
  • April 18 / 19, 2026 (online)
  • May 16 / 17, 2026 (Feldkirch)
  • June 13 / 14, 2026 (Marktoberdorf)

Contact Persons


Lecturers:
Alexander Maurer (Head)
Katharina Baschinger


Contact person Bavarian Music Academy Marktoberdorf and overall management:
Bernhard van Almsick

Contact person Stella Vorarlberg and course quality assurance:
Mag.a Evelyn Fink-Mennel

+43 650 830 1566

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