News | June 2022
News from FLADEM - the Latin American Forum on Music Education
International Seminar of Music Education in Latin America:
Soon, FLADEM will be celebrating the XXVI edition in presence, as it was before the pandemic and from its beginning in 1995. This seminar for music teachers from all over the continent, will be held in Costa Rica, at the city of Heredia, on July from 18th to 22th with the bold title of “Unheard-of music and pedagogies: Latin-American Music Education for New Times”. More info in Spanish here.
What is Fladem?
“The Latin American Forum of Music Education - FLADEM - is an autonomous and independent institution that currently brings together music educators from eighteen countries in Latin America. Its aims includes the constitution of a solidary and operative professional network; a strengthening movement of Latin American musical education; fand avoring the developing of pedagogical-musical proposals tuned to the realities of the different countries of the continent. Fladem was founded by four braved woman: Violeta Hemsy ( Arg.), Margarita Fernandez (Chi.), Gloria Valencia (Col.) and Carmen Mendez Navas( CR.) with the ideologic support from the Canadian composer R. Murray Shafer.
Info provided by Prof. María Inés Velázquez, President of the Argentine section of FLADEM:
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