“Now, I understand why I am studying to be a musician”
Violist participant program, 21 years old.
Understanding the necessity for a young musician to play in front of a diverse audience, Musethica allows a group of young musicians the opportunity to perform concerts as part of their education.
Zaragoza, Spain, Berlin, Germany, Kraków, Poland
The innovation of this project is justified from the three main pillars that support it.
First, the educational model that represents a radical change in the formation of young musicians. Second, encourages the connection of young musicians with different social groups in situations of difficulty and also give visibility to the task making social institutions. Third, the pillar of the diffusion of the culture as an element that promotes the integral development of people.
The key to innovation proposed by the project is the combination of a learning process based on the musical interpretation in concert with social activity in shared concerts. The educational process is more intense and the transformation of musicians is deeper, reaching aspects of social commitment.
There are two main indicators of success for our project. From the point of view of the young musicians we will follow their professional careers and we hope the percentage of them becoming professional classical musicians will clearly outnumber those belonging to a similar group who did not take part in our program. From the point of view of the teaching of classical music we aim to sign collaboration agreements with all the conservatories of the different cities where we are located, incorporating our activities in their standard curriculum.
On the other hand, if we are successful, the classical music and its interpreters will become a more active sector in society, promoting the culture among all the social groups, especially those more disfavored.
All the involved institutions have started to work. In a chronological order the following steps will be taken:
1. Each institution will elect one person as coordinator of the project and will communicate this election to Musethica Spain.
2. Each institution will select and propose a maximum of five students to participate in the project.
3. May 2015: the musical coordinator of the project, Avri Levitan, together with the International Advisors Board of Musethica will select the participants in the project.
4. June 2015: the participants must confirm their interest in participating in the project and an official admission will be issued.
Each participating institution, according to their capacities will organize courses, workshops, and festivals for the academic year 2015-2016.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe