Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Connecting Classrooms Through Song: World Voice Seminar Cardiff

 

 

Connecting Classrooms Through Song

 

29th January 2014 - 10.30am to 4pm

The Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL

 

 

The World Voice programme aims to ensure that, through training, collaboration and resources, all young people have the opportunity to use singing to develop their musicality and support wider learning. 

 

This UK event will provide an introduction to, and update on, the World Voice Programme.  An invited audience – including teachers from connecting classroom schools and other organisations involved in education and music education – will have the opportunity to look at the aims of the programme, its resources, the current and planned work overseas and contribute to discussion about the development of activity in the UK – including the setting up of a training programme to support teachers to make the most of the opportunities World Voice can provide to support the British Council's Connecting Classrooms and the International Schools Award programmes.

 

The day will include:

·        An update on the programmes work to date and plans for the future both overseas and in the UK.

·        Exploration of the repertoire collected in India, Senegal, Ethiopia, Sudan, Argentina, Jordan and across the UK, including a chance to learn songs collected in the countries we are working with our World Voice Champions and our Artistic Director Richard Frostick.

·        Discussion about how best to use the repertoire as a tool for learning about other cultures.

·        The opportunity to help develop a UK-wide training programme for teachers to maximise the value of the World Voice songs and other teaching resources in the context of the British Council's wider educational work.

 

Attendance at this event is free, although places are limited.  Tea and coffee will be served on arrival and in the afternoon and lunch will also be provided.

 

http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/projects-and-resources/world-voice

 

To book your place at this event please email hannah.field@britishcouncil.org

 


The British Council is the United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are a registered charity; 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland). We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

EMCY Newsletter - December 2013

Welcome to the EMCY news in December
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

EMCY wishes you a restful festive season and time for some delicious Christmas cappuccinos.

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Successful 2013 edition of the Ungdommens Musikkmesterskap
Competition of Young Spanish Musicians in Malaga
Upcoming EMCY Member Competitions
02-09 February 2014, Narva (Estonia)
International Competition of Young Pianists dedicated to the Work for 'Fryderyk Chopin'
21 February - 02 March 2014, Austin (Texas)
Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists
10-20 March 2014, Slovenia
TEMSIG - Slovenian Music Competition for Youth
16-23 March 2014, Pilsen (Czech Republic)
Smetana International Piano Competition
19-27 March 2014, Kharkov (Ukraine)
Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists
24-30 March 2014, Sofia (Bulgaria)
International Competition Young Virtuosos
22 April - 07 May 2014, Kiev (Ukraine)
International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz
Upcoming application deadlines
20 December 2013
International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz

20 December 2013
Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb
6 January 2014
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and 5th Conference of Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (APSCOM)

Call for Papers:

Joint Conference

13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC)

5th Conference of Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of
Music (APSCOM)

August 4-8, 2014, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2014

Details for submissions can be accessed at the conference website:
http://www.icmpc-
apscom.org



The Joint Conference ICMPC-APSCOM is an interdisciplinary conference devoted to

the dissemination of new unpublished research relating to the field of
music perception

and cognition. The conference will bring together leading researchers
from different

areas of the cognitive sciences of music. Papers are welcome from a
broad range of

disciplines, such as psychology, cognitive science, psychophysics, philosophy,

aesthetics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, psychoacoustics, linguistics,

performance studies, music theory and composition, anthropology, music
therapy and

medicine, education and other related fields of inquiry.

Submissions are invited for: spoken papers, poster presentations, symposia, and

workshops. Authors are kindly requested to submit their abstract by
filling in the

appropriate online form to be available at: http://www.icmpc-apscom.org



The conference language is English and spoken papers, posters,
conference proceedings,

and publications will be in English. All submissions will be reviewed
anonymously by

the members of the Scientific Advisory Board (the membership of which will be

announced in due course). Abstracts will be published in the
conference proceedings.



Conference chair

Moo Kyoung Song (Yonsei University, Korea)


Program committee:

Robert Gjerdingen (Northwestern University, USA)

Petr Janata (University of California, Davis, USA)

Youn Kim (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Reinhard Kopiez (Hannover Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien, Germany)

Ian Quinn (Yale University, USA)

John Rink (University of Cambridge, UK)

Catherine Stevens (University of Western Sydney, Australia)

Barbara Tillmann (Lyon Neuroscience Research Center, France)

Suk Won Yi (Seoul National University, Korea), Coordinator


Keynote speakers:

Eric Clarke (University of Oxford, UK)

David Huron (Ohio State University, USA)

Sukjae Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)


Suggested topic areas include:

Music theory

Acoustics and psychoacoustics

Musical timbre

Pitch, absolute pitch, and melody

Harmony and tonality

Rhythm, meter, and timing

Aesthetic perception and response

Music and movement

Music and emotions

Cognitive modeling of music

Music and neuroscience

Composition and improvisation

Cross-cultural studies of music

Memory, attention, imagery, and expectation

Music performance

Singing

Musical development and education

Music therapy

Music, health, and well-being

Musical communication

Music and evolution

Social psychology of music

Music, language, and meaning

Popular music


Important Dates

January 15, 2014 – Abstract submission due

March 24, 2014 – Notification of acceptance

May 1, 2014 – Early registration ends

May 19, 2014 – Full paper/ Final version of abstract due ,

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

[Health and Wellness SIG] "PAMA Regional meeting at MTNA"

March 21, 2014, Friday afternoon 1:00 - 5:30 PM: PAMA (Performing Arts
Medicine Association) Regional Meeting

Held in conjunction with MTNA (Music Teachers National Association)

PAMA's Health and Wellness of the Musician Course:

From the Classroom to Stage

Are you a clinician or music educator who wants to know more about the
intricacies of musicians and playing related problems?

The Performing Arts Medicine Education Committee is offering a Health
and Wellness half-day multidisciplinary course to further the
knowledge and skills of clinicians and music educators working with
musicians or music students.

The course will cover the associated risk factors, life-span issues,
cultural, and contextual distinctions of health problems unique to
musicians. Participants will hear research-based lectures on the
assessment and management of various music specific health issues and
further how to engage with the musician and promote education and
prevention strategies for these important playing issues.

[Health and Wellness SIG] "FREE to PLAY"

March 7-9, 2014: PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association)
Regional Meeting
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL USA

FREE to PLAY
www.cme.hsc.usf.edu/freetoplay

Faculty:

John Chong, MD
Medical Director, Musicians' Clinics of Canada
Hamilton, Ontario
Lecturer, Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Nancy J. Kadel, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Group Health Physicians
Seattle, Washington

Richard J. Lederman, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA
Professor and Chairman
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Academic Specialties
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thomas Welsh, PhD
Professor, School of Dance
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida

Health and Wellness SIG "A Pioneering Partnership to Keep Musicians Performing"

March 22-26, 2014: Music Teachers National Association's National
Conference http://www.mtna.org
March 21, 2014: MTNA/PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association)
Pedagogy Saturday

"A Pioneering Partnership to Keep Musicians Performing"
Chicago Downtown Marriott Hotel
Chicago, IL USA

https://members.mtna.org/conference2014/PAMA.html

MTNA And PAMA: A Pioneering Partnership To Keep Musicians Performing

This year's Pedagogy Saturday offers a unique pairing between two
highly respected professional associations who both serve as powerful
musician advocates. This highly anticipated collaboration offers the
opportunity to pair medical professionals with professional musicians
to discuss the needs and concerns of our members and to help them and
their students remain healthy and active.

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Anatomy 101: What Every Musician Needs To Know About The Body

Music teachers don't need to pass an anatomy exam to be effective, but
knowledge of how the body is built and functions can definitely be
helpful. This opening session will provide user-friendly insights into
our anatomy and physiology.

Kathryn Ananda-Owens, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota; Dr.
William Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois

9:15–10:15 a.m.
Keeping The Busy Musician Healthy And Functioning

This session emphasizes the roles of fitness and body-awareness
techniques. Alan Fraser shares his expertise with Feldenkrais and
piano technique. Clay Miller, a former professional ballet dancer,
specializes in orthopedics, and sports and arts medicine.

Alan Fraser University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia; Dr. Clay Miller,
Sports Medicine North, Peabody, Massachusetts

10:30–11:30 a.m.
Performance Awareness

This session provides the knowledge and skills to prevent occupational
health problems and enhance optimal musical performance throughout
one's career. Emphasis will be on the latest stress management
techniques utilizing surface electromyography video, heart rate
variability and guided imagery meditation.

Dr. John Chong, Musicians' Clinics of Canada, Ontario, Canada; Peter
Mack, NCTM, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington

11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Lunch On Your Own

1:00–2:00 p.m.
What Can Go Wrong And What To Do To Get Back On Track

In spite of everyone's best intentions, things can go wrong as a
result of either playing-related or non-playing related activities.
Learn the early warning signs and know when to a visit to a medical
professional.

Dr. John Chong, Musicians' Clinics of Canada, Ontario, Canada; Ralph
Manchester, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

2:15–3:15 p.m.
The Role Of The Teacher In Keeping Our Students Actively Performing

Teachers are often the first to learn of student's problems and are
their first line of defense. This session discusses common problems
and offers advice from both the medical and pedagogical perspectives
on what to do and where to turn.

Gail Berenson, NCTM, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio; Dr. William
Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Kathleen Riley,
Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio

3:30–4:00 p.m.
Athletes And The Arts

Sport athletes and performing artists all try to optimize performance
and health. Athletes and the Arts is a national multi-organizational
initiative integrating the science of sport and the performing arts
for the mutual benefit of both.

Randy Dick, American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Keys To Longevity As A Musician

Physical problems can affect a performing career. A musician and a
physician will informally discuss some of these challenges, providing
both insight and strategies for promoting health and wellness in the
face of adversity.

Dr. William Dawson, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois; Byron
Janis, Ambassador for the Arts/Arthritis Foundation, Honorary
Governor/Tel Aviv University, New York, New York

[Health and Wellness SIG] upcoming event: Music...Movement...Mood

February 8-9, 2014
PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine
Association) Regional Meeting
Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, Canada
Music...Movement...Mood
www.artsmed.org

[Health and Wellness SIG] Health and Safety in the Arts

January 26-February 2, 2014
Havana, Cuba
Health and Safety in the Arts Program
www.artsmed.org/cubaprogram.html


Presented by University of Illinois at Chicago,Health in the Arts
Program and Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA)

Leaders: Dave Hinkamp, MD, MPH dhinkamp@uic.edu and Marc Brodsky, MD
MBrodsky@stamhealth.org

Manager: Mary Fletcher, MA mary@artsmed.org

The 2014 program will be the exciting realization of previous
relationships and new areas of exploration in Cuban arts and
healthcare. We are adding a behind-the-scenes theater program and will
continue a number of our successful partnerships with other arts
organizations.

There will be new faces and different places in our schedule to keep
the week full of surprises and exciting activities. However, we will
look forward to seeing our old friends and professional leaders
including;

Nisia Aguero, Vice President Consejo Nacional de las Casas de Cultura
Drs. Luis Heredia, Marcelino Feal, and Carlos Llapur with the Buena
Vista Social Club
Alicia Alonzo, Prima Ballerina and Founder of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba
and the BNC medical team

Scheduled highlights include:

Ballet Nacional de Cuba
Contemporary Dance Company, "RETAZOS"
Theater in Havana
National Symphony Orchestra
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Taller Experimental Grafica
Visual Artist and Ceramicist, José Fuster
History and Architecture introduction to Havana
Healthcare overview and clinic visit

The morning lecture/discussion programs are always a favorite. They
provide a background that makes our visits with artists more
meaningful and productive. Participant experts and Cuban colleagues
will present on health issues in a specific art in preparation for our
visit to that venue. Everyone has the opportunity to learn about the
unique challenges for artists and healthcare professionals.

In addition, we plan time for workshops/clinics with Cuban artists who
may be interested in learning more about prevention and therapy of
their art-related problems.

Of course, there will be time for meals, discussions and music that
lead to better cultural understanding. Individuals will also have time
to pursue special interests and research objectives.

For a window to this world, see PAMA website at www.artsmed.org
"Regional Meetings" and the UIC website at
http://www.uic.edu/sph/erc/CE_courses.html

A detailed program and a schedule of activities will be proposed in mid-October

APPLICATION

Every participant must complete an Application and be approved before
one is accepted for this special travel program. As well, non-U.S.
participants must complete the Program Application and be approved per
the U.S. government regulations. Early applications are encouraged so
that the review process and acknowledgement can be done with adequate
time for individuals to plan their trip and confirm arrangements.
Deadline for applications is November 25.

Download Application

ESTIMATED COSTS

Until we have a final group and confirmed activities, we cannot give
firm costs. However, from past trips and expected program activities,
the following costs can be estimated:

AIR
Miami / Havana / Miami
$450 - $500 estimated roundtrip fare
Includes U.S. Departure taxes and Cuban health insurance for the
length of your stay
Charter flight costs for 2014 have not been announced.

VISA
$75 per person (not applicable for participants born in Cuba)

NOTE: Participants from outside the U.S. may make their own
arrangements for air and visa. They should arrive by Saturday,
January 25, and make their hotel reservation for Saturday night. The
group program begins on Sunday, January 26.

PROGRAM and LAND ARRANGEMENTS (estimates)
With accommodations at the Hotel Nacional Standard
$2,065 per person in a double room
$2,295 per person in a single room

With accommodations at the Hotel Nacional on the Executive Floor
$2,320 per person in a double room
$2,585 per person in a single room

COSTS INCLUDE:

7 nights at the historic Hotel Nacional
Transportation during the week by air conditioned bus
Bi-lingual Cuban guide
Breakfast daily
Welcome Lunch, Farewell Dinner, some other meals
Program activities and professional visits (to be confirmed)

An invoice with final costs will be sent to participants in December.

[Health and Wellness SIG] news Dec 2013

Sunday January 19th 2014
Promoting Health and Well-Being in Music Lessons
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
Website: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/performance/promoting-health-well-instrumentalvocal-music-lessons/
Contact details: naomi.norton@student.rncm.ac.uk

Naomi Norton, PhD student at the Royal Northern College of Music in
Manchester, UK is currently conducting a survey study exploring
instrumental and vocal music teachers' perspectives on health
education in music lessons. This study is currently limited to
musicians who teach instrumental and/or vocal music lessons in the
United Kingdom, however if this does not apply to you please consider
passing this information on to colleagues for whom it might apply.
Naomi is giving a seminar at the UK Music Education Expo in February
next year where she will be presenting some preliminary results from
this study. She also hopes to attend the ISME 2014 World Conference in
Brazil, and is eager to meet conference attendees interested in this
topic. The survey is available via the following link:
http://www.esurveyspro.com/s/245190/The_teachers_perspective_on_health_education.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Call for Contributions/ Access to Culture Platform

 

Dear members of the EMC,

please find enclosed a call for contributions for a publication from the "Access to Culture" Platform.
Deadline to hand in a short abstract is 15 December 2013.

With kind regards,
your EMC Team

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Call for contributions to the Access to Culture Platform
Working Group on Education & learning publication

"Rethinking education: empowering individuals with the appropriate educational tools, skills and competencies, for their active cultural, political and economic participation in society in Europe and beyond" (Working title)

1. Submission

The Editorial Committee of this peer-reviewed publication invites contributions in the form of: a paper or a case study, a best practice, a conference speech/presentation, interviews or other relevant contribution also in video format that focalize on certain aspects of this wide topic. Perspectives and methodologies drawn from a variety of disciplines are welcome.

2. Timeline

[      Abstracts (not more than 500 words) to be submitted within the 15 December 2013.
[      Complete paper to be submitted by the 30 January 2014.

3. Guidelines

[     For those who will be submitting a research paper (as opposed to a speech, interview, etc.), please contact the secretariat for the style guidelines of the publication.

4. Background and context

The Education & Learning Working Group of the Access to Culture Platform has the aim to explore the benefits of a closer synergy between education and culture within the context of the developments initiated by the EU Communication "A European Agenda for Culture within a Globalised World". In this process, the Working Group, consisting of representatives of a range of cultural networks and organisations working at the European level, has explored the various dimensions of the l inks between education and culture.

With the aim to contribute to the debate on the future of the Cultural and Education programmes, on December 2011, the Education & Learning Working Group of the Access to Culture Platform has organized a seminar in Brussels aimed to discuss about the so called "mismatch" between the cultural market and education. This event resulted in a list of 8th recommendations and on the recognition that the reform of study programmes in higher arts and culture education institutions should be based on a different philosophy of training: from teacher-led approaches with a narrow understanding of the profession to student based approaches taking into account the actual reality of the profession, in which professionals are increasingly asked to engage in different professional tasks ("portfolio career"), often in a self-employed context.

In 2013, the members of the Education & Learning Working Group of the Access to Culture Cultural Sector Platform expressed the wish to actively contribute to the debate on the communication from the Commission "Rethinking the education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes" published in November 2012 calling for creating new capabilities:

In this new European policy for the educational sector emphasis is being placed on delivering the right skills for employment, increasing the efficiency and inclusiveness of our education and training institutions, on working collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders and on putting all the efforts in developing transversal skills: "Modern, knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills. CEDEFOP forecasts predict that the proportion of jobs in the EU requiring tertiary level qualifications will increase from 29% in 2010 to 34% in 2020, while the proportion of low- skilled jobs will fall in the same period from 23% to 18%. Transversal skills such as the ability to think critically, take initiative, problem solve and work collaboratively will prepare individuals for today's varied and unpredictable career paths".[1]

Moreover, in the European Commission Analysis of the Green paper [2] the civil society asks education to change and thus to "offer students time to learn and to experiment, to think out of the box and to develop their own identity as an artist and creator. European, national and regional policymakers should acknowledge the independent and different functions of (higher arts) education and the CCI sector is also stressed. Otherwise, Europe will lose out on innovative potential and critical thinking, which is essential for an innovative creative sector. Educators and the CCI sector should share responsibility, invest in joint cooperation and overcome mutual prejudices".

5. Scope of the Publication

The aim of this Publication is to foster critical debate, stimulate innovative thinking and publish contributions written by academics, research experts as well as a broader set of practitioners, organizations, artist and people working in the cultural and education policy field.

We will particularly welcome contributions who could advance the debate on how "delivering the right skills for employment, increasing the efficiency and inclusiveness of our education and training institutions, on working collaboratively with all relevant stakeholders and on putting all the efforts in developing transversal skills: "Modern, knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills. CEDEFOP forecasts predict that the proportion of jobs in the EU requiring tertiary level qualifications will increase from 29% in 2010 to 34% in 2020, while the proportion of low- skilled jobs will fall in the same period from 23% to 18%. Transversal skills such as the ability to think critically, take initiative, problem solve and work collaboratively will prepare individuals for today's varied and unpredictable career paths".[3]

This publication will be widely disseminated in 2014 by means of activities and events in Europe and beyond, following up the work of the Commission on implementation and analysis of the Communication.

6. Co-ordination

Access to Culture Platform and ENCATC on behalf of the Education & Learning Working Group.

7. Editorial Board

Giannalia Cogliandro Beyens | ACP Advisory group member
Miguel Ángel Martín Ramos | Spokesperson of the ACP Spokesperson of the ACP and Counsellor & Delegate in Brussels of the European Academy of Yuste Foundation
Truus Ophuysen | ACP Advisory group member
Cristina Ortega Nuere | Institute of Leisure Studies, University of Deusto, Spain
Annick Schramme | Antwerp Management School
Henrik Zipsane | Chair of the Education & Learning Working Group

8. Scientific Committee

Fernando Bayón | University of Deusto<br<b>Carla Figueira | Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
Anne Krebs | Musée du louvre
Gerald Lidstone | Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
Claire Giraud | Labalte | Catholic University of Angers
Pia Strandman | Metropolia University
Fabio Donato | University of Ferrara

9. Reference to the previous work done by Education & Learning Working Group of the Access to Culture Cultural Sector Platform can be downloaded from the following website: www.access-to-culture.eu/accesstoculture/13/create/

10. For more information or to submit an abstract please contact:

GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens
ENCATC Secretary General
g.cogliandro@encatc.org
Tel: +32 2 201 29 12


[1] Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions : Rethinking the education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes", November 2012 + Report of the European Parliament by Katarina Nevedalová, voted on 22.10.2013
[2] ec.europa.eu/culure/our-policy-development/consulation-on-green-paper_en.htm
[3] Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of Regions : Rethinking the education: investing in skills for better socio-economic outcomes", November 2012 + Report of the European Parliament by Katarina Nevedalová, voted on 22.10.2013

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

Bennett Reimer (1932-2013)

The isme community mourns the death of Prof Bennett Reimer. Prof Reimer was highly regarded across the globe as a scholar and music educator who was an exemplary advocate for music education. He will be remembered for his enormous contribution to the development of the philosophy of music  education, his vision for the centrality of music to education, and his generous mentorship of colleagues.

In Memory of Bennett Reimer

In Memory of Bennett Reimer

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Translation help/ Bonn Declaration

Dear member and friends of the EMC,
we are proud to announce that the Bonn Declaration on Music Education is now
available in French
<http://www.emc-imc.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Cultural_Policy/Bonn_Declarati
on_FR.pdf
> .
The Bonn Declaration examines how the UNESCO Seoul Agenda, Goals for the
Development of Arts Education
<http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CLT/CLT/pdf/Seoul_Agenda_
EN.pdf
>  can be applied to the field of music in Europe. It reflects common
focal points for the development of music education in Europe. It
acknowledges the principle of subsidiarity and calls upon political decision
makers at local, regional, national and European level to define common
policies that promote the development of music education in Europe at all
levels and to put these policies into practice. On the other hand, it is
directed at music education institutions and music education practitioners
themselves, offering them a matrix for self-reflection, reviewing the goals
and checking whether they are applicable.
We would also like to turn to you with a request to help in translating the
Declaration to your own language. In doing so, you would greatly help the
EMC in further disseminating the Bonn Declaration throughout Europe.
If you are able to help, please get in touch with us to coordinate
translations and we will be happy to assist you in every possible way.
Thank you in advance and best regards,
The EMC Team

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