An introduction to WWM


Working With Music is a project conceived to give young Italian musicians the opportunity to get professional placements in Europe through the support of a Leonardo da Vinci grant.
 
When we began to set up the project a few years ago, we wondered if - in the current difficult economic climate - it was still possible to earn a living using one's musical skills. Through Working With Music we wanted to offer opportunities to the best and most motivated among our graduates. We now see them coming back from their placements satisfied with what they have done, stronger both as professionals and as persons, strongly determined to follow the path of their profession and their dreams of working in the field of music.
And we could not imagine that in so short a time the small initial group which had given life to WWM (three Italian conservatories and a few courageous European organizations) would have become a large and effective network.
But it happened!
 
First edition (WWM - 2010/11)
Financing: 84.055,92 euro
3 sending Conservatories of Music (Frosinone, L'Aquila, Trieste)
19 grants given
 
Second edition (WWM2 -2011/12)
Financing: 124.646,80 euro
6 sending Conservatories of Music (Frosinone, Genova, L'Aquila, Livorno, Torino, Trieste)
27 grants given
 
Third edition (WWM3 - 2012/13)
Financing: 195.933,60 euro
9 sending Conservatories of Music (Frosinone, Genova, L'Aquila, Livorno, Monopoli, Padova, Torino, Trieste, Verona)
45 grants given

Forth edition (WWM4 - 2013/14)
Financing: 165.656,10 euro
9 sending Conservatories of Music (Frosinone, Genova, L'Aquila, Livorno, Monopoli, Padova, Torino, Trieste, Verona)
39 grants to be given
 
Our graduates are welcomed by theatres, orchestras, churches (organists and chamber singers), conservatories and academies of music, hospitals and rehabilitation centers (music therapists), recording studios, and other musical organizations of different kinds (for performing activities as well as for management).
Placements are organized according to our young musicians' specific professional skills.
Each participant can actually put into practice what he or she has learned in music school.