The Cyprus Centre for the Research and Study of Music, C.C.R.S.M. is a non-profit organization registered in the Republic of Cyprus in 2012 and began its financial activities in March 2014. Its mission is to promote and advance the research and study of music; innovation, expression, participation, creation and communication in music, encompassing a diverse range of musical genres, of creating and learning, participating and performing. The centre promotes cross-disciplinary, interdisciplinary research across cultures and societies, embracing the multidimensional and multidirectional ‘heteroglossic’ musical worlds.
Recognizing the fundamental power of music and its tremendous significance in people’s lives CCRSM aims in bringing together and actively engage and challenge musicians and/or creators, educationalists and/or researchers, children and/or adults, cultural entrepreneurs and investors all of which always strive to go one step further. CCRSM serves as a centre for the creation and implementation of new ideas related to music leadership, music learning and music professional development in Cyprus, its regional communities, the Mediterranean basin and Europe at large. The centre’s activities are centered in the Mediterranean, a fascinating place of human interactions, conflicts and mixing, diverse syncretism and conversion of diversities. For some people it represents a rich cultural melting pot, while for others a colorful mosaic of localised cultural and musical behaviors and practices.
At the same time C.C.R.S.M. provides a platform and a bridge for ongoing music research, interaction and dialogue with global perspectives. It acknowledges the formulation of multilayered, ‘heteroglossic’, multicultural and intercultural musical narratives and musical identities and their impact in human musical practices at each psychological, social, historical, cultural, ethnic, political, economic, local and global context. In turn, the centre aims in closely observing, investigating and celebrating such human phenomena. They provide rich opportunities for collaborative work, individual intellectual and emotional fulfillment and promote peace and intercultural understanding between persons and groups.