Kick-off meeting

#IncluMusic is officially launched!


The project's kick-off meeting, co-funded by the EU #Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by Academia Națională de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima" is now running in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

"Increasing skills for building more inclusive conservatories"

IncluMusic – An Overview by the ANMGD team at the International Music Therapy Symposium

27 April 2023, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

The International Symposium on Music Therapy, held within the International Conference "Art and Education", organized by the National Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima" Cluj-Napoca, Romania, between 26 April to 28 April 2023,

Workshop in Leuven. Shaping the role of the Academic Tutor for inclusive music teaching: highlights from the IncluMusic workshop in Leuven

IncluMusic partners delivered a workshop titled ‘IncluMusic: a roadmap towards a more inclusive Higher Music Education’, aimed at sharing different methods through which students with Special Education Needs (SEN) in Higher Music Education (HME) can be integrated, and how teaching in this area is delivered at the national and European levels. Moreover, the workshop aimed at identifying good practices for the design of new relevant tools for SEN students.

Updates on the current stage of the project

The European project IncluΜusic aims to foster the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Music Education Institutions. Through cooperation activities it will provide training for music teachers in innovative pedagogies in order to increase access, participation and completion rates of music students with limited opportunities.  

But... how was IncluMusic project financed?

The IncluMusic project is dedicated to promoting the inclusion of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Music Education Institutions. If you've ever been curious about institutions that champion projects focused on training music teachers in innovative pedagogies to enhance access, participation, and completion rates for students with fewer opportunities in the field of music, then this article is an absolute must-read. 

The IncluMusic project addressed during the AEC Congress 2023 held at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague on 9-11 November 2023

The AEC Congress 2023 held at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague between the 9th and 11th of November 2023 was the most attended event in the history of the AEC, drawing more than 420 in-person participants from approximately 40 countries.

The Workshop by ARTEMIS Diversity, Inclusion & Gender Equality (DIGE) Working Group (AEC) at the Conservatory of Music Alessandro Scarlatti, Palermo - October 2, 2023

As an active partner in the KA220 INCLUMUSIC project, the Conservatory of Music Alessandro Scarlatti successfully hosted the ARTEMIS Diversity, Inclusion & Gender Equality (DIGE) Working Group, on October 2, 2023. In the frame of the AEC - Empowering Artists as Makers in Society project (ARTEMIS, 2022-2025), co-funded by the European Union, this workshop aimed at sharing experiences, identifying good practices and collaboratively envisioning institutional changes in relation to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Higher Music Education (HME).  

IncluMusic workshop in Leuven on 21st September: a roadmap towards a more inclusive Higher Music Education

On 21st September, the IncluMusic partners will deliver a workshop titled ‘IncluMusic: a roadmap towards a more inclusive Higher Music Education’, in the frame of the AEC Annual Meeting for International Relations Coordinators 2023 in Leuven. 

Embrace Inclusion and Diversity in your Erasmus+ Projects

LTA seminar in Zagreb, Croatia (Nov. 2023)

From ‘Them’ to ‘Us’ by Lawrence Andrea Joy (Project Representative/Researcher)

The National Academy of Music “Gheorghe Dima” as a member of the IncluMusic Erasmus + Partnership Project, had the opportunity to participate based on the recommendation of the National Agency for Community Programs in the Field of Education and Professional Development, at the 2nd instalment of the Embrace Inclusion and Diversity in your Erasmus+ Projects LTA seminar, organized between November 14th and 19th 2023, in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. Our colleague Andrea Lawrence Joy, IncluMusic Erasmus+ Partnership Project Representative/Researcher agreed to share some valuable insights following the event.

A Special Education Needs training course for HMEIs is coming to life 

On 13-14 March, IncluMusic partners met in Florence in order to work jointly on the last phase of development of a training course addressed to teachers and administrative staff, who will ultimately make HMEIs a more inclusive environment for students with Special Education Needs (SEN). The meeting was hosted by ValueDo, and focused on the validation of the training material already developed by all project partners, as well as on the e-learning platform in which the training course will be hosted.  

IncluMusic Project Meeting Highlights

The recent meeting of the IncluMusic project partners held in Brussels was marked by important updates and discussions about the project's progress. The meeting provided an opportunity for all partner organizations to come together and share their insights on various aspects of the project. In this article, we will summarize the key points discussed during the meeting, including the status of Work Package 2 (WP2), proposals for training courses, and updates on dissemination activities.

Course Design Principles for Building Inclusive Higher Education Systems

WP2 of the IncluMusic project, titled "Course Design Principles for Building Inclusive Higher Education Systems," aimed to create training courses for educational professionals to foster inclusive higher music education for students with special educational needs (SEN). This initiative was designed to provide teachers, administrative staff, and academic tutors with the necessary competencies to accommodate SEN students effectively.

IncluMusic: Harmonising Education for Neurodiverse Music Students

In a harmonious collaboration spanning across Europe, the IncluMusic project is poised to revolutionise music education for students with special educational needs and neurodiverse traits. With partners hailing from Ireland, Romania, Italy, and Cyprus, this innovative initiative aims to create an inclusive online E-learning course tailored for tutors and administrative staff at third-level higher music educational institutions.