Community Music Leadership for Peacebuilding and Social Change: Monday 24th – Thursday 27th July, 2017
Dates: Monday 24th – Thursday 27th July, 10am – 5pm
Course Fee: £400 (Concessions £360)
Musicians without Borders has partnered with the MA Music in Development at SOAS (University of London) to organize a weekend seminar entitled War, fear, empathy, and music. The seminar will be followed by 4-day’s training for musicians in practical uses of community music for peacebuilding and social change. These are separate programmes, but their content is complementary. People may enroll in either or both.
Musicians without Borders (MwB) is a pioneer in the use of music for reconciliation, community building and healing for people suffering from the effects of war and armed conflict. The organization has implemented successful long-term projects in the Balkans (Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina), the Middle East (Palestine), Central East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania) and Europe (Northern Ireland), training more than 250 local musicians and talented youth as music workshop leaders.
This training is open to musicians who are active as workshop leaders, teachers or social activists and wish to develop their knowledge of using music as a tool for peacebuilding and social change. In this four-day course, participants will be introduced to the methodology behind Musicians without Borders’ community music training program. Participants will be led through a variety of musical activities focused on developing leadership skills while exploring concepts related to creativity, improvisation, and non-violence. The training prepares participants to lead community music workshops that foster empathic connections between people within an inclusive and safe environment. With Otto de Jong, Chris Nicholson and Amanda Koser-Gillespie