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.