The IKMI is remain­ing faith­ful to Kurt Masur’s inten­tion of provid­ing young pro­fes­sion­al musi­cians and con­duct­ors with sup­port as they devel­op both music­ally and per­son­ally. There are plans for sem­inars and advanced courses, at which music-related mat­ters will be debated, motiv­ated by the work and philo­sophy of Kurt Mas­ur. An inspec­tion of the Kurt Mas­ur archive to study the sheet music there will play an import­ant role in this. But the mas­ter­classes have long since been deal­ing with more than just music itself. That is why the IKMI is also keen to encour­age young musi­cians and con­duct­ors to fol­low their artist­ic path with con­fid­ence and res­ist the pres­sure of the mar­ket­place. The ideas behind the Kurt Mas­ur Academy are being developed in col­lab­or­a­tion with inter­na­tion­al music and orches­tra academies and some of Kurt Masur’s own former music schol­ars.