The Future Songwriting project will introduce, pilot and validate INTO SCHOOL music education concept, developed in Finland, to Finnish, German and French schools.
In the concept, pupils compose, write and produce their own songs with the help of digital tools. The aim of the concept is to bring creative music-making in the core of music education in schools and kindergartens encouraging teachers and students to focus on creativity. It provides equal opportunities for everyone to create music, and to take part in creative processes, expressing themselves through music and the arts.
The project also gets to highlight copyright issues and authors' rights to a number of communities and families within the EU, in a natural and positive way: children making their own creations offer a great example of creative ownership and cultural property.
"Modern music technology has opened up new possibilities in teaching as well as learning music and arts. For example, earlier musical background or mastering traditional instruments is not needed any more," says Tuomas Hiedanniemi, Head of Pedagogy of INTO SCHOOL.
Future Songwriting is a collaboration of INTO SCHOOL (Finland), Teosto (Finland), University of Arts Helsinki (Finland), Pompeu Fabra University (Spain), University of Cologne (Germany), Sacem (France), Artisjus (Hungary), Musical Futures (UK).
The 2-year project is expected to be launched in October 2018 with a total budget of 840,000 EUR.