This international movement is open to anyone interested in Edgar Willems’s lifework concerning musical pedagogy, psychology and philosophy. What is this “method” that gives teachers a solid basis for the musical education of their students at the same time that it enables them to evolve personally in an artistic and humane way? By perusing this site you will find out about its basic principles, its pedagogical sequence, the teacher-education programs, the Movement’s professional organization and its worldwide presence…. Enjoy your visit to our site!

HISTORY and FOUNDERS

During the 1960’s and in reaction to the austerity of conservatories intended only for “gifted” children, so-called “active” methods vied with them by using games intended to capture the attention of young children. Unfortunately, it eventually became necessary to move on to more serious things and it all had to begin again . . .

 

Edgar Willems solved this problem by developing a coherent and continuous pedagogical progression from the first introductory course in music up to advanced solfège and instrumental study.

The Association was founded by the pianist Jacques Chapuis in 1968 at the Music School and Conservatory of the Juras at Delémont, Switzerland, as necessitated by the growing number of interested persons living in several countries.

In effect, its purpose is to bring together persons (music professors, teachers, specialists) of all nationalities and regardless of age, who are (or who wish to become) practitioners inspired by the the ideal, the principles, the pedagogical work, and the methodology of Professor Edgar Willems, in order to allow them to perfect themselves, engage in practical exchanges, learn about new pedagogical and didactic practices, to meet together and to cultivate collegial relationships.

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FOUNDATIONS

PRINCIPLES

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OUR GOALS

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PEDAGOGICAL PROGRESSION

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WHY WILLEMS?

Skilled and experienced teachers
Educational and artistic exchanges at the highest level of specialized institutions worldwide

Courses accessible in different countries wordlwide
Willems pedagogical proposal addresses all profiles of students

Professional diploma, highly appreciated by specialized educational institutions
We connect music, education and the humane

Training Courses

The Fédération Internationale Willems® offers three training courses, depending on your situation and your experience:

Your activity has an educational and/or teaching aspect: you can consider taking the training leading to “Certificat d’Initiation Musicale Willems®;

The “Diplôme Pédagogique d’Education Musicale Willems® is for musicians and nstrumentalists involved in music schools or conservatories

The “Diplôme Professionnel Didactique” is offered for experienced Willems Diploma holders wishing to invest in the training of teach

COURSES - MODULES

Certificate for musical introduction WILLEMS®

You are an active educator and would like to integrate more music and-or you love music but have little personal musicianship and an interest in pedagogy: you can consider taking the course leading to the Willems® Introductory Musicianship Certificate

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Willems® Pedagogical Diploma of Music Education

You are a musician, you play an instrument and-or you already have some musical training and an interest in pedagogy: you can consider taking the course leading to the Pedagogical Diploma in Willems® Music Education

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Professional Teacher education

Concerning the Pedagogical Diploma in Willems Music Education: admission requirements and openings

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Events, news and international calendar of events

INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR – COURSES 2019/2020

 

France – Lyon

D1

France – Paris

D2

France – Lyon

D3 / D3 bis

Weekend 1 1-2-3 november 2019 26-27 october 2019 12-13 october 2019
Weekend 2 14-15 december 2019 9-10 november 2019 23-24 november 2019
Weekend 3 18-19 january 2020 11-12 january 2020 14-15 décember 2019
Weekend 4 15-16 february 2020 8-9 february 2020 18-19 january 2020
Weekend 5 14-15 march 2020 21-22 march 2020 15-16 february 2020
Weekend 6 25-26 april 2020 25-26 april 2020 14-15 march 2020
Weekend 7 13-14 june 2020 16-17 may 2020 25-26 april 2020
Weekend 8 x x 16-17 may 2020
Written evaluations D1/D2 13-14 june 2020 16-17 may 2020 x
Written exams D3 x x 13-14 june 2020

Oral evaluations D1/D2 Seminar + Oral exams D3

summer seminar

july 2020 (2nd half)

Slovenia – Ljubljana

july 2020 (2nd half) Slovenia – Ljubljana july 2020 (2nd half) Slovenia – Ljubljana

 

Spain – itinerant (Burgos/Madrid/Salamanca)

D1

Weekend 1 16-17 november 2019 Burgos Béatrice
Weekend 2 14-15 december 2019 Madrid Béatrice
Weekend 3 18-19 january 2020 Salamanca Béatrice
Weekend 4 22-23 february 2020 Burgos Ana
Weekend 5 28-29 march 2020 Salamanca Béatrice
Weekend 6 18-19 april 2020 Madrid Ana
Weekend 7 23-24 may 2020 Burgos Béatrice
Written evaluations 23-24 may 2020 Burgos Béatrice

Oral evaluations

Summer seminar

july 2020 (2nd half) Ljubljana (Slovenia) x

 

Spain – Barcelone

D1

Spain – Barcelone

D3

Weekend 1 19-20 october 2019 19-20 october 2019
Weekend 2 30 nov. – 1er dec. 2019 9-10 november 2019
Weekend 3 11-12 january 2020 30 nov. – 1er dec. 2019
Weekend 4 8-9 february 2020 11-12 january 2020
Weekend 5 7-8 march 2020 8-9 february 2020
Weekend 6 9-10 may 2020 7-8 march 2020
Weekend 7 6-7 june 2020 18-19 april 2020
Weekend 8 x 9-10 may 2020
Written evaluations D1 6-7 june 2020 x
Written exams D3 x 6-7 june 2020
Oral evaluations D1/D2 Seminar + Oral exams D3 summer seminar

july 2020 (2nd half)

Slovenia – Ljubljana

july 2020 (2nd half)

Slovenia – Ljubljana

 

Spain – Salamanca

C1

Weekend 1 26-27 october 2019
Weekend 2 16-17 november 2019
Weekend 3 18-19 january 2020
Weekend 4 15-16 february 2020
Weekend 5 7-8 march 2020
Weekend 6 18-19 april 2020
Weekend 7 9-10 may 2020

Slovenia – Ljubljana

D1

Slovenia – Ljubljana

D3

Weekend 1 5-6 october 2019 5-6 october 2019 Mateja
Weekend 2 25-26-27 october 2019 26-27-28 october 2019 Christophe
Weekend 3 30 nov. & 1st dec. 2019 30 nov. & 1st dec. 2019 Mateja
Weekend 4 11-12 january 2020 11-12 january 2020 Mateja
Weekend 5 14-15-16 february 2020 14-15-16 february 2020 Béatrice
Weekend 6 7-8 march 2020 7-8 march 2020 Mateja
Weekend 7 18-19 april 2020 18-19 april 2020 Mateja
Written evaluations D1 6-7 june 2020 x
Written exams D3 x 6-7 june 2020
x x x

Seminar + Oral exams D3

Summer seminar

x

july 2020 (2nd half)

Slovenia – Ljubljana

x

 

Italie – Novara

D1/D2/D3

Italie – Majano (UD)

D1/D2/D3

Weekend 1 12-13 october 2019 29 september 2019
Weekend 2 9-10 november 2019 20 october 2019
Weekend 3 7-8 december 2019 3 & 17 november 2019
Weekend 4 18-19 january 2020 1er & 15 december 2019
Weekend 5 15-16 february 2020 12 & 26 january 2020
Weekend 6 14-15 march 2020 9 & 23 february 2020
Weekend 7 25-26 april 2020 8 & 22 march 2020
Weekend 8 23-24 may 2020 5 & 19 april 2020
Weekend 9 x 3 may 2020

 

Written exams D1/D2/D3

13-14 june 2020

Majano

National seminar

july 2020

Majano

Seminar + Oral exams D3 Summer seminar july 2020 (2nd half) Slovenia – Ljubljana

Gallery

Board of Directors

NICOLE CORTI
Présidente
Mateja Tomac Calligaris
Vice - Président Slovenia
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Swiss / Brazil
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Brazil
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Diana Franco
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Ugo Cividino
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Eulàlia Casso i Samsó
Vice - Président Espagne
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