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Welcome Notes Europe

We offer training for musicians who wish to work with refugee communities in Europe under our Welcome Notes program.

Learn more:

Read below for upcoming Welcome Notes trainings in 2018.

Welcome Notes Bologna

Are you a musician?

Would you like to be part of a project to support refugees and asylum seekers?

Join us for our upcoming training in partnership with Musicians for Human Rights in Bologna, Italy (31 August – 2 Sept 2018)

Second training: 28-30 Sept 2018

For more information and to enroll, contact:

Landesmusikakademie NRW (Germany)

November 19-23, 2018

Heek, Germany

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 to singing, (body) percussion, movement, songwriting
– Trust-building and teamwork
– Feedback, evaluation and self-reflection
– Basic trauma awareness
– Nonviolent communication and building empathy between participants
– Nonverbal techniques for music making
– Creativity and improvisation
– Constructing a series of workshops and a community event

Trainers: Marion Haak-Schulenburg (Berlin) and Hanno Tomassen (Utrecht, the Netherlands). The training will be held in German and English.

Price: 98,- Euro for students up to 25 years / 138,- Euro for adults.
Accommodation in double rooms, extra charge for single rooms: 15,- Euro/night.

Due to the support of the Ministry for Culture of North Rhine Westfalia, participants only have to pay for accommodation and board.

Further information and application:

Copyright: Landesmusikakademie NRW. Pictures: Volker Beushausen.