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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Choral Music Education Community Music

Johannes Theodorus van der Sandt

+39 0472 014243

BX A3.35b
Faculty of Education
Regensburger Allee 16 - viale Ratisbona, 16
Office hours
Monday, 09:00 - 10:00
Wednesday, 09:00 - 10:00
Thursday, 09:00 - 10:00

Short bio

Johann van der Sandt completed his studies at the University of Pretoria, and his  choral conducting at the Institute of Choral Conducting in Gorinchem, Netherlands.
He is a sought after juror, composer and choral clinician. 
He is a professional choral conductor and has led numerous choirs throughout his career. Before his appointment as  professor of music education at the University of Bolzano in Italy he was  professor of choral conducting at the University of Pretoria, South Africa and choir director and musical rector at the Drakensberg Boys Choir School,
South Africa. Apart from his teaching and research interests at the University of Bolzano, he also leads the male choir Brummnet and the Provincial Youth Choir of South Tyrol. 


Pedagogy and Didactics of Music with an Emphasis on the Age Range 5-12 (Lab.)

12417B · L-ART/07 · LM-85 bis Education German section · DE

Perspectives on music making and learning

54034 · L-ART/07 · LM-45 Musicology · EN

UNIBZVOICES (Choir) 2020/2021 (Lab.)

12490 · L-ART/07 · LM-85 bis Education German section · EN

Main Research Areas

 Social Capital Benefits of Choral Singing
 Youth/Children Choral Singing
o Attitudes and perspectives of children toward singing and choir participation - meaning, value and implications.
o The apparent decrease of boys in Choral Singing
 Music education teachers – a skill and ability assessment implement the minimum requirements for music education in early childhood music education.


Aesthetic experiences and expressions

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