Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Programme
The Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Programme is a subject of the Reina Sofia School's Master's Degree in Music Performance, and is made possible thanks to the collaboration of Fundación Banco Sabadell and If International Foundation.
This project was born in 2016-2017 after an analysis that revealed that young musicians face a working landscape conditioned by multi-employment, temporality and mobility. The School's concern with improving the education it provides and preparing its students for future professional careers results in the Entrepreneurship Programme, where students develop abilities beyond performance and become aware of the role they play as artists within society.
Around 20 students take part in the programme every year, where they put together a real group project with a Learning by doing philosophy. During the conception and execution of the project, students learn about budget and administrative management, teamwork, digital marketing and communications, and production, among other areas of expertise.
The School, apart from financing the projects economically, provides the students with a tutor that guides and provides counsel during all the steps of the process. All projects are pitched directly by the students, and must tackle a challenge of social, artistic, technological or environmental nature.
On 18 October 2021, the III edition of the "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music" conference took place.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music Conference
The Reina Sofía School of Music organises the "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music" conference since 2019, a hybrid live-online meeting with professionals from the Classical music world that reflects on, among other issues, the different opportunities young musicians can explore and the necessary tools to attain them. Each conference holds a series of presentations and talks delivered by top representatives of the classical music industry and can be attended in-person and online.
- I "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music" Conference (18 October 2019)
- II "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music" Conference (2 October 2020)
- III "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Classical Music" Conference (18 October 2021)