11 oktober 2021 - 15 oktober 2021

Music Leadership Summit

We want to increase the impact of music professionals in facilitation and advocacy work with displaced people. The summit predominantly focuses on training practical skills in musical leadership that participants can apply to their own professional context.

If you recognize yourself in the following, this summit is for you:

  • You’ve had academic-level music training, or an equivalent of informal training;
  • You have experience leading music activities;
  • You currently work with or want to work with displaced people or in an allied field;
  • You’re interested in using music for social change at the grassroots level.


In collaboration with project partners from Jordan and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Music Leadership Summit offers a program that combines training and expertise-sharing, focused on using music to build connection and solidarity in the context of a world with a growing population on the move.

This summit aims to increase the impact of musicians in facilitation and advocacy work with displaced people through sharing the first-hand experiences of our trainers, project partners, and professionals from allied organizations.

By attending the Music Leadership Summit, you’ll learn about:

  • The challenges and the potential of music and other arts projects in Jordan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, from the perspective of local professionals;
  • The impact of the Covid-19 crisis on projects that work with forcibly displaced people;
  • Musicians Without Borders’ five working principles – safety, inclusion, equality, creativity, quality – and how to apply them in the context of group work with displaced people;
  • Considerations for facilitating musical activities in various cultural contexts;
  • The biological, social, and psychological effects of music on our nervous system and tools for self-care to help monitor your own well-being;
  • How the principles of peace education and nonviolence can orient music activities towards social change;
  • Ways that musicians can advocate for the social inclusion of displaced people.