MCICM's forthcoming publication "Futuring Classical Music"

The Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music is currently working on the forthcoming publication ‘Futuring Classical Music’ based on the 2021 symposium theme.

The edited collection draws on some of the presentations from our 2021 symposium that demonstrate the different ways classical music and its many partners are adapting, preparing and innovating for the future of the practice.

The book is divided in five sections, each approaching the future and the problems of classical music from a specific perspective. Future Musicians, concerns itself with the future-readiness provided by musical education and professional development. The second section looks at Organisations and their role in creating classical music futures. The focus of the contributions in Future Concerts is the aim to reach new audiences in immersive ways.  In the Technologies section, questions how direct technological intervention – specifically AI – is displacing previous creative certainties and opening up new creative possibilities. The final section addresses one of the most pressing challenges to the question of classical music demographics: the issue of Representation and Diversity.

The collection will be available in the fall of 2022 and will be open source.