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Music & Heritage And SHIFT

Snapshots on Music and Heritage in Europe is out! As a follow-up to the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH) in 2018, where the European Music Council (EMC) played an active role as advocate for intangible cultural heritage in the debate, this book provides a non-exhaustive overview on the wide range of musical expressions that exist in Europe.

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The EMC is proud to share with you the successful application of the project SHIFT - Shared Initiatives for Training - a future  ERASMUS+ funded project with 8 other cultural networks. The project will officially start in December 2019!

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Call for the GEDOK Competition for Women Composers in 2020

Our member GEDOK Federation of Women Artists and Patrons of the Art supports the interests of professional women artists of all areas, women musicians and composers. In 2020 they will celebrate the 150th birthday of Ida Dehmel, who founded GEDOK in 1926. Therefore GEDOK awards the 'GEDOK Music Prize in Composition in the Ida-Dehmel-Year 2020'. It is a competition for members as well as for non-members without age limit. The prize-winning works will be performed by musicians who are members in the different GEDOK regional groups in a concert in Munich in September 12, 2020.
Deadline: January 31, 2020

For more information at gedok@gedok.de or see here