Following a popular session at our Spring Term CPD Day, Musicians Without Borders present a series of three webinars exploring the methodology behind their work and how this can be used in a music education setting - in the classroom, with ensembles and in community projects. As part of Music Mark's Arts Council-funded Workforce Development Programme, these sessions are aimed at developing the skills and practice of music leaders, teachers and Hub staff responsible for planning projects, events and ensembles.
Musicians Without Borders is a leader in using music for peacebuilding and social change, who bring music to people and places affected by war, armed conflict, and displacement. They have developed their methodology for music leadership through 20 years of experience making music with people affected by conflict.
Bookings are still open for attendees to join session 3 - you will receive resources from the previous sessions and a link to join session 3 live.
Session 1 of 3: Music and the Nervous System with Darren Abrahams
Thursday 10th March 4-5.30pm
This session will be a light introduction to:
- the biological, psychological and social effects music has on us and those who have suffered trauma;
- how we self-regulate and co-regulate through music making;
- how MWB applies this knowledge to our projects.
Session 2 of 3: Nonviolence with Amanda Koser-Gillespie and Otto de Jong
Thursday 24th March 4-5.30pm
This session will be a light introduction to active nonviolence and how we can use this in our work to promote social change and peacebuilding within our classrooms, local communities and daily lives.
Session 3 of 3: Creativity and Technology with Jim Pinchen and Juan David Garzon
Thursday 5th May 4-5.30pm
This session will be a light introduction to the importance of creativity within our work. When working in such dynamic environments, creativity allows us to respond and interact with the immediate needs of those in our sessions. Technology has been used to keep people connected through difficult times. We will discuss the importance of this relationship between Creativity and Technology in our musical work with MWB.
We recommend that you attend all three sessions to get the most out of this series, but the webinars will be recorded and available to watch if you have to miss one of the dates.