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Music Without Frontiers 2
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

CONTEXT/BACKGROUNDThis project is a carefully planned mobility programme for 24 music students at Glasgow Kelvin College. ACTIVITIESStudents will participate in a work placement abroad. The project will provide music students from the various colleges with an opportunity to work in partnership to learn skills in specific musical styles and organise and perform at concerts in the respective schools. This will assist students to develop a number of skills in relation to music, partnership working, team work and event management. The project will therefore provide valuable additional employability related skills gained in an international context.OBJECTIVESTo develop professional abilitiesTo develop an understanding of other cultures and also the business and work environment in other countries.To develop on the job learning opportunities, skills and experienceTo develop professional competences in their chosen music subject area and learn new skills in relation to other musical styles.EXPECTED RESULTSStudents will be able gain vocationally based outcomes, develop social, employability and language skills. Development of partnership working in an international settingImproved understanding of educational systems and qualification frameworks within another European country.Positive exchange of information and work methodsPOTENTIAL LONG TERM BENEFITSThe project will provide participants to gain experience in the music industry in a different cultural setting, with different cultural norms and procedures. Participants will be able to gain skills they can add to their CV and Europass and these will include language skills, personal development skills and personal promotion and networking skills. This will be of benefit to participants in their career in the music industry.IMPACTThis project will provide a valuable work experience opportunity for participants to develop work related skills in an international environment. Participants will have the opportunity to network with other participants in an international environment and will develop additional skills in IT development, for example, using the internet for marketing and dissemination. We will also be using Skype, Facetime, etc as a mechanism of communication between the participants and the college whilst they are on placement.A key theme of this project is the utilisation of web based systems to market the project’s activities and disseminate information. This is relevant to the participants’ training and professional development as it will provide a learning opportunity to develop specific skills in addition to those gained as part of the HND course. Participating in the project will give participants a unique insight into their own field from another perspective.Participation in Erasmus+ projects raises the college profile. Also, students are extremely interested in taking part in the project and as a result this increases retention and motivation within the courses.
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