The Needs Analysis represents the obligatory first step in the development of a specialized training which aims to respond as closely as possible to the needs of the context it will serve. The design of the training course depends a clear concept of exactly what a community musician or music therapist needs to know and be able to do, in order to plan and implement psycho-social interventions within the target communities to the best possible effect.
The Needs Analysis is the first MARS "intellectual output". It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License .
The MARS specialization profile, developed on the basis of the Needs Analysis Report, provides information about the required skills of the the community musician/music therapist relative to the specific work context of deprived and marginalized communities. The work profile is described in terms of the emergent objectives, strategies and tactics of psychosocial music interventions aimed at protecting these communities against defined risk factors. Specific knowledge and skills supporting theoretical, methodological and practical competences are listed.
The Specialization Profile is the second MARS "intellectual output". It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Mars Staff Training Guidelines
The MARS Staff Training Guidelines is a supporting document for the project partnership's teaching staff. The Guidelines promote the project ethos, aim to establish a unified
pedagogic approach, and provide a platform for the MARS staff to assimilate current research and theory, together with contextual needs and resources in psychosocial music intervention.
The Mars Staff Training Guidelines is the third MARS "intellectual output". It is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
MARS Pilot Seminar 2016
10 days' hospitality in Tuscany, in an international study group!
The MARS pilot seminar was held in the Prima Materia Arts Centre. Student accommodation was offered, in keeping with the association's community philosophy, in family homes close to the centre.
Catering was organised collectively in the centre's kitchen and dining area. Other than workshop training activities, frontal teaching and group participatory learning, the pilot seminar offered plenty of opportunity for organizing cultural, convivial, and musical events and excursions during free time.