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Our Tools

In Musical Bounce Back we make tools that raise gender equality awareness.

They are created with two pedagogical objectives: spreading knowledge, to make it more visible, and building together, to develop know-how and know-how-to-be.

These tools are created in and between workshops, by the students and the pedagogical team of the project.

They are primarily meant for 18-25 music students and staff.

Want to develop a similar project?

These tools have been developed in the context of the European project Musical Bounce Back, with the aim of giving others the possibility to initiate similar actions.


To do so we have created a pedagogical toolkit: a manual to help you develop similar tools in your project, with resources, methods and feedbacks.

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Spread knowledge


Ar, Ch, Gr, Po, Fr

Throughout the history of music, many talented and influential women composers who have made significant contributions to various genres and styles of music in Europe. Despite facing challenges due to their gender, they have left a lasting impact on the world of traditional, classical, contemporary and electroacoustic music. Here are teaching materials used in Cyprus, Portugal, Greece and France in order to share historical contexts on those contributions.


Round Tables

Fr, Ar, Po

Women composers have been way overlooked in the world of classical and contemporary music. Organizing roundtables is a way to give recognition to their work and ensure that their contributions are acknowledged. Roundtables recordings provide an opportunity for musicians, scholars to find inspiration for their work and encourage more inclusive events in the music teaching sector.

Creation of Music and of Silence" Exposition


From a Constança Capdeville (1937-1992), perhaps the first avant-garde female composer in the country, to Clotilde Rosa (1930-2017), a career harpist with an exemplary path in the interpretation of contemporary music and who gradually leaned towards musical writing, Isabel Soveral (1961), Sara Carvalho (1970), Ângela Lopes [1972], Ângela da Ponte (1984) or, more recently, Solange Azevedo (1995) or Mariana Vieira (1997), Portugal has remained fertile in works by women composers that are important to highlight. This exhibition features some of the female figures who have created/elaborate a creative work that is seen as an indelible mark for a history of contemporary music in Portugal.

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Building together



Launching a student debate on gender inequalities in music is a way to raise awareness on existing stereotypes, foster individual critical thinking and encourage dialogue between younger musicians and teachers. This debate led participants to speak out on what mattered to them, for instance quotas in programming or avoiding silencing women composer’s in today’s musical scene.

Female Composers Collaborative Questionnaire


This questionnaire, designed by students from Armenia, Cyprus, France, Greece, and Portugal, aims to gather insights into experiences, challenges, and perspectives as a woman composer. Datas collected were valuable resources to foster inclusivity and empowerment when meeting with music field institutions.

Collaborative Podcasts

Ar, Ch, Gr, Po, Fr

Women composers often bring diverse perspectives, styles, and themes to their compositions. A podcast can showcase this diversity and contribute to a more inclusive musical landscape by demonstrating the richness of musical expression across different cultural backgrounds and musical genres.

Women Composers interviews

Fr, Ch, Gr

Interviewing women composers is a source of inspiration for musicians. Hearing the stories and insights of women composers like Graziane Finzi OR who made a career out of composition can motivate young composers, especially women and gender minorities, to pursue their own creative aspirations. Lack of representation in the field is a drawback to express oneself beyond gender roles.



Building a common vision of within team on what’s at stake when dealing with Gender Inequalities is key. Brainstorming session with project teachers and staff lead of all countries led to a shared manifesto on issues at stake.

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