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Musicians Without Borders offers professional training in community music leadership based on our working principles and expertise developed from years of working in current and post-conflict regions. Below is an overview of upcoming trainings by and with Musicians Without Borders.

For more information please contact Meagan Hughes at: meagan@mwb.ngo

Landesmusikakademie NRW Training

This training has been developed for musicians and music pedagogues from all cultural backgrounds who wish to increase their ability to work towards the social inclusion of refugees and migrants, specific to the German context.

The following skills and subjects are addressed in the training:

  • Community Music approaches in the field of singing, (body) percussion, movement, songwriting
  • Confidence building and teamwork
  • Feedback, evaluation, and self-reflection
  • Basic awareness of trauma
  • Nonviolent communication and the development of empathy
  • Techniques of non-verbal communication
  • Creativity and improvisation

Dates: March 18-22,2019

Location: Heek, Germany

Language: The training will be held in German and English

Cost: €98 for students up to 25 years /€138 for adults

*Accommodation in double rooms, extra charge for single rooms:€15/night. Thanks to the support of the Ministry for Culture of North Rhine Westfalia, participants only have to pay for accommodation and board.

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Introductory Course

An introductory course to Musicians Without Borders’ principles and methodology.

This course is an introduction to the 5 principles of our community music training methodology: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality. We will cover diverse approaches to community music making, including body percussion, drumming, singing, movement, and songwriting.

Duration: 12 hour course | 2 days

Dates: July 19-21, 2019

Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands

Cost: €395

Deadline: February 28, 2019

View the 2018 Preliminary Program (2019 program coming soon!)

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CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program

Musicians Without Borders has partnered with CONTACT to run a three week professional training program in peacebuilding and conflict transformation with electives in community music leadership. The training is open for participants who are active in their communities as musicians, workshop leaders, teachers or social activists, who would like further their knowledge of using music as a tool for peacebuilding and social change.

Dates: June 3 – 21, 2019

Location: SIT Graduate Institute, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Cost: More information on registration & fees here

Please send expressions of interest to m.hughes[at]mwb.ngo