30 years of MUS-E™ : “Music as the core of education”


30 years of MUS-E™

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the MUS-E™ Network.
The MUS-E™ initiative was created in Gstaad by Yehudi Menuhin in 1993, together with Werner Schmitt, IYMF Vice-President, and Marianne Poncelet, IYMF Executive Vice-President. It is based on a concept of music education developed by the Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist and teacher Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967). Kodaly believed that music should be part and parcel of daily education and accessible to all. Yehudi Menuhin broadened the concept to include all creative arts spanning all cultures. Since 1993, MUS-E™ associations in various countries have built up a wealth of experience in implementing the use of creative arts in traditional primary school curriculums, working particularly with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What better place than Gstaad to celebrate the 30 years of MUS-E™? On August 26th, MUS-E™ representatives will gather in the church of Saanen, where Professor Jürgen Oelkers will give a speech about “Music as the core of education”, followed by a musical moment.