Musaik – Grenzenlos Musizieren e.V.

Children’s Orchestra

As part of the art and culture project “ZU HAUSE in Prohlis”, which was initiated by the Societaetstheater and the Quartiersmanagement Dresden-Prohlis, in September 2017 a free music programme of the project “Musaik”, initiated by Luise Börner and Deborah Oehler, started, which is especially aimed at children from socially disadvantaged families in the district. In the first year, 25 children between 6 and 12 years of age took part, who were able to learn a string instrument and received lessons three times a week in group lessons and ensemble playing.

Together with the Cellex Foundation, which supports the association Musaik – Grenzenlos Musizieren e.V., the project has been expanded since the school year 2018/19. At present about 70 children take part, who learn intensively and in community a wind or string instrument, whereby the instrument is made available free of charge. The children all come from Prohlis, approx. 60% have a migration background. The lessons take place in the primary and secondary school Gamigstr. 28/30. The aim is to promote personality and social skills in addition to musical and artistic education. Through regular concerts and cultural participation, the programme enriches the district and also gives parents access to the cultural life of the city of Dresden.