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Music Education Program
Workshop Leader Education Program

  • Music ,
  • Workshop

This is an education program operated in collaboration with a cultural institution that leads the way overseas in educational activities

The aim of this education program is to foster abilities in self-expression and communication while raising awareness and interest in music and the arts, as well as to create workshops that pave the way for solutions to social issues, and to nurture human resources for the important role of leading workshop participants.

Guest instructors from Casa da Música, the international leader in this field, will teach the approach and attitudes required of a workshop leader, the necessary facilitation for music workshops, and workshop creation knowhow. In addition, having direct experience of the process of creating and implementing a workshop will cultivate the ability as leaders to respond to a range of possible on-the-job situations.

Workshop leaders need not only musical skills, but the communication skills to build a relationship of trust with participants. They also need to be broadminded and engage enthusiastically in activities that contribute to society. This educational program provides the opportunity to understand the social role of music workshops, and the learnings necessary to becoming an excellent leader.

This workshop is part of the Music Education Program “Workshop Workshop! Collaborative International Project.”

What is “Workshop Workshop! Collaborative International Project”?
This is an education program presented jointly by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and Casa da Música, a Portuguese music facility which carries out cutting-edge education dissemination activities in other countries. In this participatory program, people develop their creativity and spirit of cooperation while experiencing the genre-transcending fun of music.


Thursday, July 16 – Monday, July 20 2015
Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25 2015

*Participants take both courses in July and October
*An hour-long orientation is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, July 15.
*Workshop creation activities will take place between Tuesday, July 21 to Wednesday, October 21.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre, Bunkyo Civic Center


  • Demonstration by Casa da Música workshop leaders
  • Basic classes for workshop leaders (lectures and practicals)
  • Workshop creation by group, presentation and review
  • Selected workshop productions open to the public
  • 1-3 students selected by the instructors will do a weeklong internship at Casa da Música in Portugal (slated for November 2015 to January 2016) *Travel and accommodation expenses provided by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

*Workshops produced as part of this program are scheduled to be implemented as Tokyo Bunka Kaikan original workshops.
*Participants who take over 7 days of training in July and October will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Number of participants

15-20 persons

Program fees

10,000 yen (Tax included)

Entry requirements

  • Nationality: Any (with ability to communicate in Japanese)
  • Residence: Japan
  • Age: Over 18
  • For people interested in the work and activities of artists (musicians, dancers etc.), teaching staff, students and music workshop leaders.
  • *Participants who play musical instruments may be required to bring their own instruments

Application period

Monday, May 4 – Sunday, May 17 2015

How to apply

Please apply via the official website of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, “Workshop Workshop! Collaborative International Project” desk
TEL: 03-3828-2111



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan / Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Co-organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture), Bunkyo Civic Hall (Bunkyo Academy Foundation)