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Paolo Petrocelli nominated European Young Leader

The President and Founder of EMMA for Peace nominated European Young Leader 2022 The Italian cultural manager Paolo Petrocelli selected by the prestigious organization Friends of Europe among the 40 most influential young personalities in Europe. Paolo Petrocelli has quickly established himself on the European and international scene as one of...

EMMA for Peace and International Composers Festival

We are proud to announce a partnership with the International Composers Festival to develop join initiatives for the promotion of Music Diplomacy.  ICM is the only festival of its kind in the world, promoting melodic classical music created by living composers. Guided by the commitment to education and training, EMMA continues its global journey promoting understanding and goodwill...

EMMA for Peace at EXPO Dubai for Aqdar World Summit 2021

EMMA for Peace is pleased to announce its participation at the Aqdar World Summit 2021, which will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Center, on the occasion of EXPO 2020 Dubai on 24-30 October 2021. EMMA for Peace will curate the cultural and music program of the Aqdar Art, the artistic platform of the Summit, presenting an...

EMMA for Peace at Abu Dhabi Festival for Hekayat

EMMA for Peace is pleased to invite you all to attend a very special event: the world premiere of Hekayat – a project by Emirati composer Ihab Darwish presented with a virtual concert at Abu Dhabi Festival 2021.Hekayat is an excellent example of music diplomacy: a global performance of 13 compositions is played by 128 musicians in...

United as One: EMMA for Peace & UNRWA

We are thrilled to finally be able to share the result of a two years collaboration with UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East.We release today “United as One”: a song-hymn to hope and brotherhood, composed by a group of 23 young Palestinian...

Call for papers on Music Diplomacy

CALL FOR PAPERS ON MUSIC DIPLOMACYEMMA for Peace, in collaboration with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is pulling together a guest edited collection called Music Diplomacy: Stories from the World.Music, a universally spoken language that closes language barriers, a symbol of peace. The book examines the effectiveness of this art form in international affairs,...

New partnership for music diplomacy

We are proud to announce a partnership with The Global Leaders Program to jointly develop contents in regards to Music Diplomacy around the world, during the 2021.The Global Leaders Program empowers arts changemakers to grow organizations that impact communities through an innovative twelve-month Executive Graduate Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship, Cultural Agency, Community Development, Business Management &...

Mentorship Program Malawi

We are proud to announce a partnership with Music Crossroads to jointly develop and promote social-engaged music initiatives in Malawi.Paolo Petrocelli, Founder & President of EMMA for Peace, will work along side with Gladson Msendera, music teacher from Music Crossroads Malawi, on delivering a mentorship program for local musicians and music managers.Music Crossroads is a non-profit...

EMMA for Peace awarded another grant for a new Erasmus+ project

EMMA for Peace awarded another grant for a new Erasmus+ project EMMA for Peace continues to promote the values of the Erasmus+ Programme by changing the lives and opening the minds of young professionals and youth leaders. The organization has been successful for the second time in gaining Erasmus+ funding to organize a new youth project,...

Cultural and Music Diplomacy professional training course

EMMA for Peace is proud to be partner for a professional training course on cultural and music diplomacy and international cooperation organized by ISPI, the Italian Institute for International Political Studies. The course will be delivered online and in Italian.  More info here Program coordinator: Paolo Petrocelli, Founder & President EMMA for Peace.

Music Diplomacy – Stories from the World

EMMA for Peace is launching the first blog community dedicated to collecting the most inspiring stories on music diplomacy from all over the world, bringing together experiences and reflections from musicians, scholars, experts, diplomats, activists and journalists working in the field. Music diplomacy is a particular form of cultural diplomacy. As a universal language that...

EMMA for Peace brings EUYO to Oman

In collaboration with EMMA for Peace, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will perform for the first time in Oman, presenting a special gala concert with Latvian Soprano Kristine Opolais, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, on April 18th 2019 at the Royal Opera House Muscat.  More info and tickets here

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