Date du début: 1 sept. 2015,
Date de fin: 31 août 2017
Context and background of project:
The music industry is an international business. Students in the partner countries are preparing for work in the international labour market. The target group is secondary (F.E.) level students and staff in vocational education in the fields of music performance (classical, pop, jazz and folk music) and music technology. The working life of people in the music industry makes demands of entrepreneurship and reaching out beyond national boundaries. This project will give the students and staff an opportunity to work together during two years.
- to write guidelines how to make new music production beginning from composing and writing lyrics to performances
- to write guidelines how to promote and market these production worldwide
- create and pilot a common Pan European Study Unit for music education which can be validated and recognized in all partner countries
- to use modern technology and applications when creating music
- to give students possibilities to create new music in international bands during the workshops
Partners of the project are Kainuun ammattiopisto and Keski-Pohjanmaan konservatorio from Finland, North West Regional College from Northern Ireland, Georg Otsa nim. Tallinna Muusikakool from Estonia, Glasgow Kelvin College and Connect-IN Enterprises from Scotland. Last mentioned is a working life partner and others are vocational schools which offer vocational music education. In addition they offer education in other Creative and Culture programs. Working life partner is a new partner and it will bring its expertise of the theme to all the partners. Participants are vocational education students and teachers. All the teachers involved are practicing professionals ensuring the artistic level of workshops and concerts will be to industry standard.
Description of activities:
Guidelines how to create and promote music world wide using new web based technology. it is a package to guide how to create and promote new music. It is done through increased use of new technologies for co-operation in creating music, marketing and promotion and dissemination. Various range of participants will be included from other vocational areas besides musicians, e.g. Photographers, Videographers, Graphic Designers, Web Designers.
To create study unit with title: Industry experience whilst abroad. This unit is designed to allow candidates to place their learning within a professional context and also to develop contacts and potential employment opportunities in an international setting. This unit will be will assessed, validated and recognized according to ECVET and SCQF criterias in partner schools.
International music workshops where students and teachers continue creating music. The students and teachers make international bands which rehearse and perform music which they created themselves before the workshops through Internet using modern applications. These workshops also are part of the Study Unit. Their learning outcomes are assessed and validated and recognized.
Methodology to be used in carrying out the project
Team working with others; tutors from all partner countries and delivered in a local context. This is facilitated by working in an online environment supported by industry perspective input from the working-life partner. The project has intensive use of technology for co-operation, dissemination, marketing and promotion.
The workshops are designed to equip learners with the skills to participate effectively in live musical events. To do this the workshops contain solo and group activities.
Results and impact
The project aims to improve personal professional skills and increase awareness of international work opportunities. Staff and students will participate in the planning process of the activities and take part in the meetings. This will reinforce professional relationships between staff and students and give students an opportunity to enhance their planning and business skills.
Soft skills development is strongly supported by participants working collaboratively across languages, cultures and customs: communication, especially negotiating skills play a major role: these are lifelong transferrable skills.
The internationalism has a key role in artistic development and vocational competences. In this project the students and the staff work in multinational groups and so they get impressions and musical know how from different genres and musical approach in other countries. International activities raise the general competence aspiration level. International contacts enable new coming performance possibilities for students in Europe. The language skills of the student will improve which is extremely important in music business.
The project will improve the knowledge of ECVET system in partner organisations. The testing and implementation of ECVET will give them a good tool for quality assurance in further mobilities.
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