What is Musethica?

Musethica is a nonprofit organization active in Germany, Israel, Poland and Spain and is cooperating with partners in China, France and Sweden.

Musethica is an education program for young, excellent musicians. It is a new model of integrating concert playing in to the education of musicians. It brings classical concerts on the highest level out of the concert halls into the whole society. It is a worldwide unique education concept which brings huge change in the society.

Musethica offers young, qualified artists the opportunity to perform regularly a large number of concerts as part of their education. The art of playing concerts cannot be learned in a classroom, it can only be learned in front of an audience.

Students together with professors and known musicians prepare concert programs of the highest quality. Then they play the concerts for people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion, in hospitals, refugee homes, homeless shelters, schools for special needs and many other social and humanitarian organizations. Some of the concerts are also played for the public in traditional concert halls.

Musicians participate in the concerts voluntarily and do not get any remuneration. The process of preparation of the concert and its realization are artistically and emotionally challenging for students and help them to grow and develop as musicians. Moreover, it stimulates cultural exchange and creates more open society. Students develop new way of understanding the music and their role as a professional musicians in the society.

The aim of this non-profit organization is to integrate the Musethica-model into the higher education system. In this way, Musethica gives the opportunity to attend to much more concerts, in comparison to the conventional system, to people who cannot enjoy them in another way. During a scholar year a minimum of 100 Musethica-concerts are performed.

The Musethica concept was created by the violist Avri Levitan. It was officially launched in 2012 in Zaragoza (Spain), under the auspices of Professor Carmen Marcuello.