The Musical Tradition of the School for
the Blind and Visually Impaired in Brno
I prepared this publication in 1996 in close co-operation with Elika Hluí, the current head of The Museum for the Blind in Brno. It describes musical life in the institution for the blind and later the elementary school for the blind and visually impaired in Brno. Information acquired from personal experience as well as from accessible literature is gathered in this book.
Music has an irreplaceable role in the artistic education for the blind. In music the blind can experience the enjoyment of art and may take up music as a hobby. Many exceptional blind and seriously visually impaired people have taken up music professionally. At first they did not have the required qualifications, later as graduates they qualified when they passed a state exam at the Conservatory in Brno, at the Musical High School in Prague, and later at the specialised Jan Deyl Conservatory in Prague.
In the publication we credit the remarkable achievements of some Brno graduates. The photographs of all music teachers who taught in the institution, and later in the elementary school for the blind and visually impaired in Brno are featured in the supplement.
Contains: 58 pages
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