The official launch and kick-off meeting of the TUNE project, co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), will take place in Rauland, Norway on 17-18 February 2022. In addition to USN, the project consortium includes pôle Aliénor (Poitiers, France), University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (Estonia), Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (Spain), University of Ioannina (Greece) and the European Association of Conservatories (AEC).
TUNE (Traditional Music Undergraduate Network in Europe) is a three-year Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership project to create opportunities for bachelor-level traditional music students partners institutions to participate in a democratic space for learning, exchanging, developing, and performing European traditional musics. The project also aims to establish a sustainable network between the participating higher education institutions.
A central component of the project is the development of an online learning platform, used to connect the student groups throughout the academic year and build towards an annual intensive week of workshops, lectures, ensemble work, and performances at a professional music festival.
In each country, associated partners will contribute to dissemination of activities and relation with actors of traditional music field: Norwegian Collection of Folk Music, Estonian Traditional Music Center, FAMDT (French federation of traditional dances and musics actors), Galician Fiddle Association.