Music education institutions strive to offer students an environment optimized to nurture their artistic development and assist them in achieving excellence. This is accomplished primarily through well-structured curricula, high quality instrumental and theoretical teaching, as well as an infrastructure specifically tailored to the needs of musicians.
In terms of infrastructure, efforts in music schools are usually directed towards the design of practice rooms for different performance scenarios. However, regular music practice is but one necessary step to foster the complex set of motor, cognitive, and social skills musicians need. Other learning forms, like mental training, relaxation techniques, audio, video and score analysis, performance simulation, or bio and visual feedback all may offer important tools relevant to music students’ artistic development.
This raises the question of what kind of learning spaces and infrastructure may help promote their implementation. Pooling competences from the CC Typologie & Planung (work space and needs-tailored architecture, human-space interaction) and the Forschungsschwerpunkt Performance (music psychology, performance training) the present interdisciplinary study will produce a map of elements of learning spaces and infrastructure solutions in form of a technical room book that specifically addresses the needs of music students.