A healthy, green Southwest Florida Music Education Center is fundamental to our goals. The population we serve is already more likely to have anxiety, immune and sensory issues, and related health challenges, so investing in a design and material selection that maximizes green and healthy building best practices is really central to our outcomes. Facility features will include non-toxic material selection, enhanced indoor/outdoor air exchange, daylighting, acoustical and open space design considerations which are beneficial to neurodivergent young adults.
Beyond our classrooms and campus, the Southwest Florida Music Education Center will impact our entire community by bringing world-class music education programs, developed in partnership with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, to Southwest Florida. This will include day classes, residential options and continuing education opportunities for music teachers with a focus on teaching neurodivergent students.
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The Southwest Florida Music Education Center brings community access to cutting edge music education programs developed in partnership with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAESN), including continuing education opportunities for music teachers with a focus on teaching students with disabilities. To learn more about BIAESN, visit college.berklee.edu/biaesn.