Traditional Music Undergraduate Network in Europe (TUNE)

TUNE project, co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). The project consortium includes pôle Aliénor (Poitiers, France), University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy (Estonia), Conservatorio Superior de Música de Vigo (Spain), University of Ioannina (Greece) and the European Association of Conservatories (AEC).

TUNE is a three-year Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnership project to create opportunities for bachelor- level traditional music students partners institutions to participate in a democratic space for learning, exchanging, developing, and performing European traditional music. The project also aims to establish a sustainable network between the participating higher education institutions.

A central component of the project is the development of an online learning platform, used to connect the student groups throughout the academic year and build towards an annual intensive week of workshops, lectures, ensemble work, and performances at a professional music festival.

In each country, associated partners will contribute to dissemination of activities and relation with actors of traditional music: Norwegian Collection of Folk Music, Estonian Traditional Music Center, FAMDT (French federation of traditional dances and music actors), Galician Fiddle Association, etc.

Main objectives: 

  • Develop a sustainable, mutually recognized joint undergraduate module,“European Traditional Musics Beyond Borders”, based on blended mobility, thereby embedding mobility in the curricula of all five partner institutions.
  • Create and develop innovative digital educational content and technical structures for a sustainable online learning platform, “TUNE Online Platform for Learning, Teaching and Musical Exchange”.
  • Provide access to digital educational content, as well as live student musical performances, produced during the project to the general public, including underrepresented groups.
  • Foster the development of intercultural competence among students and other project stakeholders through the lens of traditional music exchange. The project aims to raise awareness and understanding among students and other project stakeholders regarding cultural identity, cultural awareness, and cultural heritage in the European context.
  • Enhance music students’ employability through providing opportunities to build a European professional network, gain performance experience in professional conditions, and develop digital skills and competences.
  • Improve mobility between the partner institutions by forming a community of traditional music students and faculty that engage in collaborations and exchange both within and beyond the scope of the project.