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Young Reporters

Berlin based music journalist Julia Kaiser has developed the program for more than 15 years. In her workshops for young people, she passes on her experience as a journalist and her fascination for her profession. Her courses are designed for people aged 16 and up, high-school and university students likewise, for curious amateur listeners as well as for young professional musicians and journalists. The program has been a part of many music festivals around Europe, such as Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker and DAVOS FESTIVAL for young artists, Ultraschall Berlin, ECLAT Stuttgart and Oxford Chamber Music Festival. The JungeReporter workshops bring young listeners to enjoy classical music deeper by taking notes and asking questions. To understand it better by watching rehearsals and interviewing the performers. And to come to a profound opinion about a performance through written reflection. 
In her workshops Julia teaches young people to find their own opinion, to express it and to make it „incontrovertible“ with arguments. This happens under realistic journalistic working conditions, but at the same time in a sheltered environment. Participants get to know cultural networking and cultural projects in their own surroundings; how much work, discipline and often self-abandonment are behind them. They learn how to write critically, yet keeping an aware and respectful attitude. Most importantly: to develop an awareness of how to shape our own society. 
Nordic Music Days in collaboration with Tónlistarborgin Reykjavík, MíT and RÚV (
The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service) are happy to host Julia Kaiser and her program Young Reporters at the NMD 2022. In the workshop Julia will form a team of reporters who together will create a vivid and colorful discourse around the festival.
The workshop takes place in English. 

Participants (8-12 participants):
The Young Reporters workshop is for young people from 16 and up, who are talented observers and good at asking questions. A background in music is not obligatory, only a curious mind!

the texts are reviewed in a one-on-one conversation with best  possible results. Afterwards, they are published on and on the festival website. 


Kick off workshop Friday, Oct. 6th, 3pm – 6pm. The participants get to know each other as a reporter team and plan the coming week. 

Ongoing workshops Oct. 7th-15th 
The exact schedule will be varied for each participant. Participants are expected to take part in Team meetings, concerts and individual interview/reportage appointments. Mostly meetings will take place in the afternoon/evening around the concerts (before and after) but also some extra appointments might take place during the day.  

Nordic Music Days provide workspace and free tickets to all events for all participants. For High School participants, we provide a letter requesting leave from school activities during the workshop days if needed.