This thesis revolves around the shifting nature of music education and how organizations adapt their strategies to accommodate the changing landscape of cultural education. With budget cuts toppling over a great deal of cultural education institutes, the remaining ones have to apply different strategies to keep existing. In terms of what they offer considering education, classes are now given in informal settings with larger groups, in order to press costs per student. This also serves as a cost-covering measure to keep other programming on the formal one-on-one lessons that follow a traditional structure in place. For this research interviews were conducted with professionals that are currently active in the field. The main outcome of the research is that there is too much splintering of initiatives and organizations following these budget cuts; streamlining the network could therefore vastly improve the quality of music education in terms of what is visible to the public. This creates a better situation for all stakeholders (the public, municipality, individual music teachers and organizations).

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Keywords kunstwetenschappen, cultuurwetenschappen, Music education, organization, informal learning, formal learning, cultural education
Thesis Advisor K. van Eijck
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Series Master Arts, Culture & Society
L. Meijer. (2019, June 16). Contemporary organization of musical education. Master Arts, Culture & Society. Retrieved from