Objectives and Values

OBJECTIVES

  • Implement a new methodology for the teaching of classical music interpretation that will transform the curriculum of the superior musical studies.
  • Support the learning process of young musicians, improving their aptitudes and performing competences, giving students the opportunity to play a large number of concerts in cooperation with international prestigious teachers for all kind of audiences.
  • Promote and share music, especially with those who have difficulties obtaining it and above all those socially excluded or at risk of being excluded (inmigrants, people with disabilities, the elderly, etc.).
  • Promote change in educational programs for young outstanding musicians.
  • Integrate the Musethica model into the higher education system and spread it through collaboration to interested education institutions anywhere in the world.
  • Create synergies and build strategic partnerships among institutions in the classical music higher education system and social institutions.
  • Help young musicians to understand what being an excellent musician means and the importance of music for the community and society.
  • Promote the professional development of young musicians by leveraging synergies between students and well-known professional musicians to improve competencies linked to their professional profile.
  • Evaluate the impact of the concept on students and various audiences. Communicate and disseminate the Musethica educational model in cooperation with educational and research institutions.

VALUES

  • Respect. Audiences and concerts are treated with the utmost respect and professionalism, whether in a concert hall or at any other place in the community. The repertoire is the same one would hear at traditional concert halls or music academies. No changes are made based on the audience.
  • Commitment. Musethica upholds a commitment to excellence and quality in the implementation of its activities, including its selection of musical mentors and young musicians.
  • Gratuity. The young musicians are selected for their instrumental and musical abilities and are note paid for what is a key part of their musical education. The musical mentors are committed to participating in the program and interact with students in a professional manner. Musical mentors are paid for their teaching but not for concerts. The social center concerts are free, for centers and audience.
  • Cooperation. We cooperate and coordinate with social centers taking account of their activities and features. The role of social centers in Musethica is fundamental, as they contribute the local fibre for the project. People from the social centers are our source of inspiration and help us attain continual improvement.
  • Transparency. We consider transparency a strong value for Musethica. We offer public information of all our activities, results and finances; and we also publicise the external impact evaluation of the activities.

DIMENSIONS

  • Musethica is an education program that introduces a new approach of teaching music performance to the higher education system. We understand that it is crucial for young musicians to play regularly in front of an audience. Therefore, Musethica provides a carefully selected group of young musicians the opportunity to perform concerts regularly as part of their education. Supervised by the mentors, they share music with audiences that normally do not attend concert halls; these concerts take place at various social local venues.
  • We are committed to excellence and quality in the implementation of our activities. This commitment begins with the selection of musical mentors and young musicians strictly based on quality of their play, ignoring gender, race, age, orientation, etc.
  • We promote inclusion. Musethica inspires advanced young musicians with the idea that their excellent performance should reach society as a whole. IWe believe that high quality education only makes sense if it includes excellent young people from all strata of society, regardless of their means, gender, race, sexual orientation and handicaps. The role of social centers is fundamental for this and also they contribute to create our local roots. Furthermore, their contribution allow us to exchange experiences and innovate collaboratively in the teaching of music as an universal language.
  • We believe in mutualism. We seek to generate interactions and synergies among cultural, creative, educational, and social services institutions. We try to build strategic partnerships that strengthen cooperation between classical music, education, and the social sphere. We find a great source of inspiration in finding new ways of free cooperation that benefit all parties involved.
  • We foster innovation. We have developed a new teaching methodology in music, addressing the deficiencies of traditional training and improving the quality of the teaching-learning process in musical higher education. We are open and eager to try new ways of doing things and learning everyday.
  • We are local-internationally oriented. A concert can be held only in certain place at a certain moment, where musicians and audiences come together. But classical music is international and does not belong to anyone. Classical music has no boundaries. We encourage the international mobility of young musicians, improving their cultural and social awareness through activities with close local ties at social centers. Every Musethica association brings added value to the project
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