Musikpädagogik Chor is the compulsory choir for students of musical pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. The aim of the choir is to bring choral singing closer to young people and future teachers and let them experience togetherness and “making sound” together. From this experience, the singers can draw ideas and knowledge for their own choral activities in schools. The choir practically forms again every few semesters, as the students singing in it change. The compositions performed by the choir range from the classical and romantic period to pop songs.

In 2018, the choir collaborated with the Jeunesse Kärnten orchestra and performed Mozart’s Requiem. Together with the famous percussion group Studio Percussion Graz, they performed a new arrangement of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana for a percussion orchestra. In 2018, they also participated to the renowned international choir festival Voices of Spirit in Graz. In January 2020, they staged a new interesting project named “Singing Moves” with Nordic music choreographed by Panda van Proosdij. The choir is renowned for original and interesting projects and concerts. On this occasion, it will present a medley of pop/rock songs with the Melon Machines band, which is also composed by musical pedagogy students.




Rahela Durič was born in Maribor, Slovenia. She studied choral conducting with prof. Johannes Prinz and orchestral conducting with prof. Wolfgang Dörner at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (Austria) and graduated with honors in 2013. Currently she is a Teaching Assistant for choir conducting under prof. Johannes Prinz at the same University. She received various prizes: the Noel Minet prize for ‘A promising young conductor’ at the International competition for young choral conductors in Turin, Italy (2015), the 1st prize, audience prize and prize for the best conductor according to the choir at the international conducting competition 2019 in Koper (Slovenia). She leads various choirs, seminars, singing and conducting weeks and co-founds social projects connected with music (such as Superar and Meet4music) in different countries. From October 2021 she is also starting as the new artistic director of the Academic Choir Tone Tomšič, Ljubljana.

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