The project "Die Horminute" was initiated in 2018/2019 by ,,mica - music austria" and Platform for Music Education and Outreach Austria, aiming at enabling curious, involved and reflected music listening for elementary school kids. It offers structured activities that allow teachers and students to have a wide range of sonic experiences. The project provides a comprehensive audio library, the audio samples are provided by the Austrian music scene, encompassing all genres. Participation is free of charge. The development and administration of the project is supported by public funds, donations and mica - music austria.
* Music education as part of school curricula
* Support of pupil's competences
* Increased visibility of the Austrian music scene
Preceding the implementation phase of the project, "Horminute" was tested and evaluated by the Austrian University Colleges for Teacher Education. According to the results, more than 85 per cent of the students reacted "very positively" or "positively" to the project.
An evaluation is currently being carried out as part of a PhD project at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, in which the participating teachers observed that students calm down (faster), improve their listening abilities as well as their perception of their acoustic environment, and they apprehend to verbalise what is being heard.