Music education and mentoring
Education and mentoring are at the core of the Music Initiative’s mission, and represent a central focus of its cultural development investments. The Initiative pursues its educational objectives through collaborations with a network of institutional partners both inside and outside the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) whose mission, resources and expertise complement its own. These collaborations and partnerships are tailored to the needs of specific target groups and populations, and have resulted in a variety of projects. Among them are contemporized forms of master-apprentice music pedagogy, teacher training workshops, performance laboratories for talented young musicians, a pioneering university level music textbook, and community-based music schools and curriculum development centres. These diverse projects all share the objective of promoting cultural pluralism and cosmopolitanism, and strengthening civil society in nations where they are challenged by social, political, and economic constraints.