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This 18th ECME Seminar will focus on the musical journeys of young children: journeys within their first eight years of life, journeys within educational settings, familial journeys and journeys through and within musical cultures using the theme Young children’s musical journeys.
Welcome to Shafa'amr, Israel
The Early Childhood Music Education (ECME) Commission International Seminar takes place from July 8th – 13th, July 2018 at Beit Almusica, Shefa’Amr, Israel
The 18th ECME seminar will be held in Shefa’Amr, Israel, and will be hosted by Beit Almusica. We invite practitioners and researchers interested in the musical lives of young children from birth to 8 years of age to submit their work for presentation around the theme Young children’s musical journeys.
Examples of research and practice from many parts of the world, aimed at describing, celebrating, nurturing, and critically discussing those musical journeys, will be shared through keynote speaker, round table, paper presentations, workshops, symposia, and posters.
Beit Almusica, a non-profit organization (NGO) was established in 1999 by a group of young artists and musicians in the city of Shafa'amr, Israel. Beit Almusica nurtures a sense of self-identity through music education as a positive agent of change mainly for the Palestinian community. Beit Almusica's goals are:
- Create and reinforce professional musical frameworks and infrastructure;
- Preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Arab and oriental music;
- Develop musical culture and increase Palestinian community’s awareness of music appreciation and empower them to explore a variety of musical genres;
- Open opportunities for the most marginalized to have access to professional music education.