With the aim of establishing music therapy as a university course of study in Palestine, the presidents of Al Quds University, East Jerusalem (AQU) and the Hochschule für Musik und Theater (HfMT), Hamburg signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 15 July 2019. The music therapy team of music can help provides advice and brings its valuable experience from the advanced training in music therapy in social work for the NGO Wings of Hope for trauma, Bethlehem (WOH) into the conception of such a course. What professional know-how do the people in the region need for support in psychosocial and psychotherapeutic work? How can music therapy be applied meaningfully here? How can we plan sustainably and meet the needs?

Already at the end of July, further conceptual discussions will take place on site at the AQU between the management of the NGO WOH for trauma, our music therapy team and the course directors of the relevant faculties of the AQU.