Make Music Matter is a project run by Linnaeus University in collaboration with the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, Soundtrap - A Spotify Company, and Academy of Music and Business. The aim of the project is to give pupils new opportunities to work with music as a way of expressing themselves and as a means of communication, with the help of digital tools, and to make them develop an approach that promotes entrepreneurship.
Another aim is to offer music teachers skills development training in order for them to be able to develop their music teaching. This is carried out, for instance, through an annual music convent at Linnaeus University with interesting lectures, creative workshops, panel debates, concerts, entertainment, and mingle.
The aim of Make Music Matter
It is all pupils’ civil and democratic rights to get to express themselves and to be heard and listened to. It is also every pupil’s right to independently get to develop a musical keenness and to get to take part in and contribute to musical contexts. With the help of digital tools, it becomes possible to develop favourable learning environments that pupils experience as authentic and inspiring. Digital tools do not require as much skills practice as traditional musical instruments and can, therefore, shorten the path to musical and rewarding participation. From a vocational point of view, the digital tools have great potential to stimulate pupils’ creativity, curiosity, problem-solving ability, and musical confidence. Much of the music production that takes place in society today is digital and many Swedish songwriters and musicians are very successful on the global music market. Therefore, the leap from making music in the classroom to musical entrepreneurship does not need to be that long.
Three different registrations
In order to gain access to the full Make Music Matter package, you need to make three different registrations. These can be found on Linnaeus University’s website via the links below.
- Membership – Make Music Matter
As a new member, you will get access to all digital tools (Soundtrap Education, the song app Sing Along), all Make Music Matter videos, and a 6-month free subscription as from 1 September. You can already now take part of the material by visiting se. Click here if you have been part of the project before.
- The school project Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream
- Facebook Make Music Matter!
Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream! 2019/2020
As a teacher, you can register yourself and your school below if you want to take part in the school project Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream. So far, roughly 300 schools have registered for the project.
Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream is a unique collaboration between the national school project Make Music Matter! and ABBA The Museum. The project starts in September 2019 and will go on until 2020. It is a project in which the entire school can take part. A school project that focuses on dreams, entrepreneurship, creativity, and digitalisation, while also paying regards to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, which celebrates its 30th anniversary. What is more, an important part of Swedish music history will be dealt with within the frame of the project through the pop story ABBA, which exceeded the dream.
Convention of the Rights of the Child Day at ABBA The Museum
On 20 November, at ABBA The Museum, it will be celebrated that the Convention of the Rights of the Child celebrates its 30th anniversary. Your class has the opportunity to take part in the celebrations this day by writing a verse to the song I Have A Dream and talk about in what ways you work/have worked with the Convention of the Rights of the Child and provide a motivation as to why your class should be welcomed to take part.
This is what you should do:
- Register your school for the school project “Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream”.
- Write your own verse to the ABBA song “I Have A Dream”, with inspiration from the content in the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
Using a maximum of 300 characters, motivate why your class should be welcomed to take part at the event at ABBA The Museum.
Provide a short description of how you work with the Convention of the Rights of the Child.
- Use the digital tools and the working material provided to the school by joining the school project Make Music Matter! I Have A Dream when you apply to take part.
- Send in your application by 23 October (registration for the Convention of the Rights of the Child Day will be open on this page between 14 October and 23 October) and get yourself prepared for possibly travelling to ABBA The Museum in Stockholm on 20 November.
- A jury with representatives from UNICEF Sweden, ABBA The Museum, and Make Music Matter! will choose the class the will be given the opportunity to take part. The class that is chosen will be notified on 4 November.