This theme targets the development of a model for music as a tool for working with disadvantaged youth. The preparation of this handbook will start in early 2018.
Music is an extraordinary medium for community-building and social inclusion through the development of new skills and experiences, and a small number of initiatives today apply this rational to working with at-risk youth. STAMP aims to develop a model that can be adapted and applied to the various situations of disadvantaged youth. Music making, pedagogy and conceptual frameworks through which to understand the work and intersecting fields (ie. music therapy, applied ethnomusicology, etc.) will be explored in the goal of exchanging best practices and experiences, leading to the creation of a training model for musicians and social workers. This will be enhanced by guidelines.