Study Coordinator M.A. "musik.welt - Cultural Diversity in Music Education"

Morena Piro studied Romance Studies, Italian Studies and Pedagogy at the University of Hanover and Applied Languages at the Université Sorbonne Paris IV. She initially worked in France, but from 2002 she worked at the Hanover Music Centre as project manager of the "Music and Movement Workshop" in the FLUXUS network for life and work experience. This project was part of the Learning Regions programme funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In 2006, she initiated and managed the cooperation project "Music in Hainholz" between the MusikZentrum Hannover, the state capital Hannover and the Bürgerstiftung Hannover for the musicalisation of a socially disadvantaged district. In the first three years of this neighbourhood project, over 1,700 people have already been integrated into regular music projects, and Morena Piro has received several awards for her involvement in the "Music in Hainholz" project, including the Inventio Prize awarded by the "100 Years of Yamaha Foundation" and the German Music Council, the "Socially Integrative City" prize from the vhw Federal Association, the PwC Future Prize presented by the PwC Foundation and the "Children to Olympus" prize awarded by the Cultural Foundation of the Federal States. As a lecturer in project management, she taught at the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences and gave lectures at the University of Music, Theatre and Media.

Morena Piro has been working as a coordinator at the Center for World Music since 2011 and is responsible for the continuing education programme "musik.welt - Kulturelle Diversität in der musikalischen Bildung".
In October 2016, the Community Service department at the Centre for World Music was opened under her leadership.
She initiated and leads the INTEGRA team of the German Academic Exchange Service at the Centre for World Music, which helps refugee musicians to increase their chances of getting a place at university.
In 2018, she was named "Cultural Head in Lower Saxony" by the Lower Saxony Foundation.
In her role as study programme coordinator, she has been a member of the Community Music Network since 2023.
She has also been working as a network communicator for the "Fête de la Musique Deutschland" network since 2023. She manages the licensing of the brand and promotes the nationwide and international networking of the participating cities.
She works as a freelance lecturer for project management and as a moderator at various events.
She volunteers on the board of the Pavillon Hannover and the Centre for World Music e.V., as well as on various committees and juries, e.g. at Creole - Germany's Global Music Contest.