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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: 2019 TBD

Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands

Cost: €395

Deadline: TBD

View the 2018 Introductory Course Program

Introductory Course Details

Goals:

  • Principles: The trainee will be introduced to the principles of Musicians Without Borders.
  • Methodology: The trainee will experience the connection between the principles of Musicians Without Borders and music activities.
  • Community: The trainee will experience the benefits of making music together.
  • Leadership: The trainee will gain skills that will allow them to further develop their leadership skills and run music workshops in their own communities.

Trainee Profile:

  • Has affinity for music.
  • Is leading or intends to lead activities with any group (classroom, community, workspace, etc.).
  • Has little or no experience leading community music workshops.

 

Training of Workshop Leaders

A practical course in community music leadership based on Musicians Without Borders’ principles and methodology.

This course deepens participants’ knowledge and skills in leading music workshops with groups of any size and age, making a connection between musical activities and MWB’s five principles of group work: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality. The course covers pedagogical, didactic and musical skills, offering hands-on experience in leading activities, including body percussion, drumming, singing, movement, and songwriting.

Duration: 24 hour course | 4 days

Dates: February 24-27, 2019

Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands

Cost: €795

Deadline: October 31, 2018 with applications reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter.

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View the 2018 Program

Workshop Leader Course Details

Goals:

  • Principles: The trainee will gain awareness of the principles of Musicians Without Borders.
  • Methodology: The trainee will practice making the connection between the principles of Musicians Without Borders and music activities.
  • Community: The trainee will practice creating and preparing music workshops for diverse target groups.
  • Leadership: The trainee will expand and strengthen their leadership skills to run music workshops in their own communities.

Trainee Profile:

  • Has affinity for music and music-making.
  • Has experience leading music workshops with groups.
Training of Trainers

An in-depth course to gain skills and experience in facilitating training for community music leaders based on Musicians Without Borders’ principles and methodology.

Description: This course covers the skills and knowledge needed to train others in leading community music workshops. We will examine our training methodology in relation to the 5 principles: Safety, Inclusion, Equality, Creativity, and Quality. The course examines concepts related to nonviolence, trauma and self-care. We will practice facilitating training sessions that cover didactic, pedagogic and musical skills.

Duration: 36 hour course | 6 days

Dates: October 24-29, 2018

Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands

Cost: €1,195

Deadline: Applications closed for 2018.

View the 2018 Training of Trainers Preliminary Program

Training of Trainers Details

Goals:

  • Principles: The trainee will gain practical skills in following the principles of Musicians Without Borders as a trainer.
  • Methodology: The trainee will learn how to train others to connect the principles of Musicians Without Borders and music activities.
  • Community: The trainee will learn how to train others to create and prepare music workshops for diverse target groups.
  • Leadership: The trainee will gain practical experience in leading and facilitating training sessions.

Trainee Profile:

  • Has affinity for music and music-making.
  • Has experience in leading music workshop with groups, also in conflict areas or with refugees.
  • Has the wish to provide training to other professionals and/or students based on the core principles of our work.
CONTACT

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 to participants who are active in their communities as musicians, workshop leaders, teachers, or social activists and who would like to 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

More information, registration and fees available here.

Please send expressions of interest to m.hughes@mwb.ngo.

CONTACT Course Details

WEEK 1:
– Lecture, discussion and small group activities related to conflict analysis, social identity and conflict, peacebuilding interventions, post-conflict reconciliation, intercultural communications, gender and peacebuilding, mediation, negotiation, dialogue, policy advocacy, the arts and peacebuilding, non-violent social action, and monitoring and evaluation.
– Featured lecture on theory and practice of peacebuilding through the arts by MwB director Laura Hassler

WEEKS 2-3:
Choice of mini-electives (2.5 days each) on peacebuilding, including two MwB-led electives:

Elective 1: An introductory course to Musicians without Borders’ principles and methodology

This elective offers an introduction to the five principles of MwB’s 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. No musical background/experience required.

Elective 2: Musicians without Borders’ Training of Workshop Leaders

This elective is open to musicians with interest or experience in leading community music workshops. The course covers pedagogical, didactic and musical skills related to the five principles of MwB’s community music training methodology and our approach of nonviolence in our work. The course offers hands-on experience in leading community music activities and their applications with diverse target groups.