IncluMusic (Increasing skills for building more inclusive conservatories) is a three-year Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership project aimed at fostering the inclusion of students with Special Education Needs (SEN) and disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Music Education institutions (HMEIs). The project will also provide training for music teachers in innovative pedagogies in order to increase access, participation and completion rates of music students with fewer opportunities.
The official launch and kick-off meeting of the project, coordinated by the Academia Națională de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima” (AMGD), took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 3-4 November 2022. In addition to AMGD, the project consortium includes Conservatorio di Musica Statale “Alessandro Scarlatti” (Palermo, Italy), RIAM – Royal Irish Academy of Music (Dublin, Ireland), European University Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), Università LUMSA (Rome, Italy), ValueDo (Florence, Italy) and the AEC.
IncluMusic will bring together HMEIs and universities, in order to raise awareness of the problem of access to HMEIs by students with SEN, who are still often excluded. The second step would be to train teachers and administrative staff within HMEIs in the field of inclusiveness, through dedicated training courses and specific programmes, in order to create a flexible and inclusive environment. In addition, project partners will outline and create the conditions for a new professional figure: the Academic Tutor Specialized in Inclusive Music Didactics, able to work fully together with the internal team of the institution for all disciplinary areas.
AEC, as coordinator for the communication and exploitation activities, will monitor the communication and dissemination of the project outcomes at the European level. To find out more about IncluMusic, don’t hesitate to subscribe to the AEC newsletter or follow us on our social media channels, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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