Fête de la musique

Ein Fest des Sounds von Toleranz und Vielfalt

The German Music Council – on whose initiative Music Day has been celebrated annually since 2009 – and the Fête de la Musique network will join forces for the first time in 2024: From now on, Fête de la Musique will be the joint, nationwide umbrella for the action day. Minister of State for Culture and Media Claudia Roth and Premier Anke Rehlinger (Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany for Cultural Affairs as part of the Contract about German-French Collaboration) will take on patronage of the first joint edition of Fête de la musique on June 21st 2024.


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At Fête de la Musique on June 21st whole Germany will become a stage for diversity! No matter if it’s classical music, the many genres of rock, pop and jazz, community music, folk or the manifold traditions of world music: At Fête de la musique we’ll celebrate the cultural wealth of Germany and cooperation. Each and every one is happily welcome to join, hear and experience the unique spirit of music.“

Fête de la Musique 2024 will be accompanied by a campaign containing videos made by artists and personalities from cultural policy. The postings get published on the social media profiles of the participating cooperation partners.

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Musicians can sing or play in the ensembles of the German Music Council, the Federal Youth Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Orchestra and the Federal Youth Choir, and take part in competitions. With four other projects in the area of promotion, the German Music Council supports young, highly talented musicians, conductors, composers and interpreters of contemporary music as well as pop musicians on their way to a professional musical life and builds a bridge between musicians, organizers and the public. In addition, the German Music Information Center (miz) offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.



The German Music Council is the sponsor of the competitions for children and young people: Jugend musiziert and Jugend jazzt, the competitions for professional musicians: the German Music Competition, the German Conducting Award (formerly the German Conducting Prize) and the German Choral Conducting Award, as well as the competitions for amateur musicians: theGerman Choir Competition and the German Orchestra Competition.

The German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat e. V.) is the mouthpiece and initiator of music policy issues for its members.

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Promoting young musicians in the ensemblesof the German Music Council also includes performing on stage in front of an audience. The project leaders are happy to accept requests for engagements. The German Music Competition concert promotion program arranges approximately 200 concerts a year for concert organizers and concert series.

Music educators will find concepts and working materials for music lessons at the Podium Gegenwart's educational projects. Current developments in music policy and studies can be found in the "Music Education" section, as well as specialist articles on this topic at the German Music Information Center.

With the German Music Information Center, the German Music Council offers a central information point on all topics of musical life.