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New Trainee Position at the EMC, Music & Heritage and SHIFT

The EMC is looking for a trainee in Communication at the head office in Bonn.

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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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This project by our member EMCY was an international learning laboratory, in which young musicians from all over Europe tried and experienced how to attract and relate to different audiences. The musicians learned to play and perform in different countries, settings and formats and reached out to different audiences by specific techniques. The collaboration with other artists, culture professionals and music teachers supported the young musicians to acquire knowledge and real-life experiences, something that no book or lesson can teach. This gave them the chance to discover how to involve into musical spectacles people of different age groups, social, cultural and national backgrounds, including those originally not interested in classical music, unrepresented social groups and people in difficult social circumstances.

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