Musicians Without Borders are offering a practical training in music leadership this summer! It takes place from July 25 to July 30, 2022, at Akoesticum in Ede, the Netherlands.
The training focuses on working with people impacted and displaced by conflict and war. The course has been developed by experts with years of experience in current and post-conflict regions, drawing on best practices from Musicians Without Borders programs.
Past participants of our trainings have gone on to apply their skills in settings like refugee camps and asylum seeker centers, nonviolence workshops, juvenile detention centers, and community choirs. This training will help you develop your knowledge base, mindset and attitude, and practical skills in delivering activities within the field of music leadership.
In this music leadership training, you’ll learn about using music for social change. We cover the following topics:
- The principles of nonviolence and conflict de-escalation,
- Supporting the safety and wellbeing of the group as well as yourself,
- Facilitating musical activities in various cultural contexts,
- Using your existing musical skills within this work (you’re invited to bring your instrument).
This training includes 2 online sessions, taking place before the in-person training. Please ensure you’ll be available for these sessions, as they’re introducing topics covered in the in-person training.
To take part in this training, we request you…
…have a strong musical background and mastery of basic musical skills. We’re looking for a good sense of rhythm and vocal or instrumental skills,
…are interested or have experience in using music with diverse communities affected by forced migration, war, and armed conflict.
Find out more on the Musicians Without Borders website.