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Nordic Network for Music Education

NNME is a network within Nordplus. The partners in the network are among the leading institutions in the Nordic and the Baltic countries within the academic field of music education (in the Nordic countries called music pedagogy).

The network comprises 15 institutions, carefully selected, and represent all the five Nordic and the three Baltic countries. For a number of years Bergen University College has been the network coordinator.

Aim

The broad aim of the network is to strengthen the reflection and the discussion of music education, and through this also contribute to its development.

The particular strengths and specialties of each country and institution are made use of in network cooperation and thus it is possible to carry out in-depth studies with perspectives and broadness exceeding the capacity of individual institutions.

Network activities

Network activities include teacher and student exchange, network planning and intensive seminars for masters students. Joint intensive courses for master students has been one of the key areas of the network. Eleven courses have been organized.

The topics and focuses have varied according to the hosts and their specialities and preferences. Students also get the opportunity to present their ongoing projects. Particular teachers at the course comment upon these projects.

Project 2015–2017

NNME started a new three 3-year project in 2015: 'The Universality of music. Pushing the borders of music education: Nordic-Baltic perspectives'.

The first Intensive course with the title 'Music, language and communication: Building bridges and intercultural connections in a lifespan perspective' was organized in Reykjavik in October 2015 and was very successful.

The two following courses have these titles:

  • 'Music education: Identity, citizenship and community' (Bergen University College 2017)
  • 'Pushing borders: Beyond traditional venues of music education' (Sibelius Academy 2018)