|Dear guests and valuable participants,
Welcome to the "Third International Music and Fine Arts Education Symposium", where 19
speakers from 8 different countries will participate and approximately 19 papers will be
presented in 6 sessions.
I would like to start by quoting Mustafa Kemal Atatürk before talking about my thoughts on
art. He said " A nation without art has lost one of its vital vessels."
Art is the processing of emotions and the personal reflection of feelings and thoughts in the
face of nature and the environment through color, line, form, sound, word and rhythm.
Art is a cultural element that distinguishes a nation from other nations and reveals the way a
nation finds beauty. Since human beings exist both physically and spiritually, the types of
needs have always existed, both physically and spiritually.
The first is the physical need as everyone knows. The second is art, which remains hidden but
expresses its existence at every opportunity. Man meets his social and spiritual needs with
art, which is the sum of the pleasure of speech, sound, color, light, shape and understanding.
Being an important communication tool, Art makes life beautiful. In this way, it brings to
light the talents that exist in people, and increases the sense of self-confidence by activating
Art, which enables one to establish a connection between present and future and benefit
from it significantly by introducing him own cultural past, is an intertwined connection
between emotion and thought, as well as being an active aid in the learning and development
It is necessary because it enables the individual to adjust his social relations, to cooperate and
help, to choose and express the truth, to taste the joy of starting and finishing a job, and to be
Art pursuits also have spiritual therapeutic properties. In the whole course of human life,
traces of art are found as fundamental values.
From the moment he opened his eyes to life, the colors he saw, the forms he grasped, the
volumes he perceived have always been the reflections of these traces.
Fine arts are a powerful and effective educational tool in personal development. Acquiring
values such as gaining aesthetic sensitivity among people, developing common behaviors,
gaining common appreciation, and seeking beauty will always be realized in this way
The raising of qualified people in the society, the formation of a productive human profile
that is beneficial to the environment and the country, the enjoyment of the life they live and
the development of their emotions are also the positive results of fine arts.
It shows a different feature from other works because it arouses pleasure and enthusiasm in
people. I would like to end my words that I started with the artistic understanding of Mustafa
Kemal Atatürk, the founder of our Republic, with his words once again.
He said "Art is the expression of beauty. If this expression is verbal, it is poetry, if it is with
melody, it is music, if it is with paint, it is painting, if it is with carving, it is sculpture, if it is
with building, it is architecture."
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and gratitude to all my
professors who brought us together and contributed to this program.
I hope that the symposium will be beneficial for our city and country.
Prof. Dr. Âlim Yıldız