Ismaning – Inclusion prize for the music school – District of Munich

The music school Ismaning can be happy about the second place in the award of the inclusion price of the district of Upper Bavaria. The jury honored the project of an inclusive music lesson with instruments – and thus also recognized the institution’s conviction that everyone can make music. All offers of the music school are open to people with and without disabilities. Learning to play an instrument is combined with making music together in ensembles, which include people with different abilities right from the start. According to a press release from the district, the jury liked the fact that the music school had adapted its teaching concept to include students with and without restrictions. In addition, she initiated a network with other music schools in Bavaria and thus spread her idea widely. From the point of view of the jury, the Ismaning Music School is an important ambassador for other institutions. According to the understanding of the music school, inclusion is achieved when everyone is allowed to participate, “when side by side becomes togetherness, when exceptions are the rule and when it is normal to be different,” it says. The award is endowed with 3000 euros. The first prize and 5,000 euros go to a joint project of the Malteser Aid Service and the German Alpine Association. The association “Living together – learning together” in Geretsried, which received 2000 euros, followed in third place.

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