The Fryderyk Chopin Institute invites music teachers of non-music schools to a conference dealing mainly with listening to classical music and ways of introducing it to pupils. Besides the performance of music, listening with comprehension to the most important musical ‘texts’ is the most important aim of musical education in schools. As well as stimulating pupils to be musically active, it should also educate future generations of music lovers.

Experienced music educators, artists, musicologists, music critics and journalists have been invited to consider the ways in which pupils encounter classical music. The lectures and workshops will be devoted entirely to Polish music from the Renaissance to the present day. The task of the lectures is to present the rich Polish heritage and the latest phenomena in musical culture. Thanks to the workshops, meanwhile, participants will be able to familiarise themselves with selected works through educational activities inspired by those works. The workshop leaders will also propose specific ways of working with children on the basis of selected compositions. The educational proposals will include materials available on the websites and multimedia applications of the Fryderyk Chopin Institute, the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, including the Music Archive for Schools, and also the Institute of Music and Dance, including the portal Traditional Dance.