Webinar

Webinar "European Agenda for Access Music Education"

Representing the entire range of institutional music education from kindergarten to higher education on a European level. The webinar aims to set common pathways for the future of music education and to discuss the challenges this might pose.

DATE: 05-02-21

TIME: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CET)

LOCATION:

Music education is key for a sustainable future of both our societies as well as for music as an art form and as a social practice. Representing the entire range of institutional music education from kindergarten to higher education on a European level, AEC, EAS and EMU have once more joined forces for this webinar to set common pathways for the future of music education and to discuss the challenges this might pose. Key concepts such as diversity, reaching out to new audiences, social relevance of music and music education, smart and creative use of digital means will be discussed during presentations and breakout groups. Participants will be able to update their knowledge and to exchange views on these topics during this 90-minute, interactive webinar which is meant for teachers and senior management staff in all kinds of music (education) institutions, musicians and other stakeholders in the music business, political decision-makers at national, European and international level, policy makers in the field of education and culture, and in general anyone interested in the future of music and music education.

About the speakers

Stefan Gies

CEO

Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC)

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Stefan Gies has been the Chief Executive of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) since September 2015. His work focuses on networking with other organisations active in the fields of music, art and higher education at European and international level, as well as on lobbying the institutions of the European Commission and the European Parliament. Stefan looks back on a career spanning more than 30 years as performing musician, music teacher, researcher, professor of music education and principal at German Higher Music Education institutions.

Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg

PROFESSOR

European Association for Music in Schools (EAS)

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Prof Dr Isolde Malmberg is Professor of Music Education at the University of Potsdam, Germany, where she leads the study program for music education in secondary schools. She holds a Master’s degree in Music Education and French, and a PhD in Music Education. His research interests are mentoring in music, transcultural music education and practitioner research in music education. She has been the coordinator of the COMENIUS-3-Network meNet, is chair of the Editorial Board of EAS and EAS-board member for 6 years. Currently she is Vice President of the association.

Till Skoruppa

secretary general for the European Music School Union (EMU)

European Music School Union (EMU)

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Till Skoruppa has been a music freak for as long as he can remember. Both privately as a concert organiser, touring musician and avid record collector as well as in his professional life that started with a master’s degree in musicology from the university of Bonn. His professional experience includes working as a radio promoter for an international heavy metal record label, as programme manager at the European Music Council (EMC) and as head of communication and marketing at the Bonn Classic Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently serves as secretary general for the European Music School Union (EMU), the European umbrella organisation of national music school associations representing over 6000 music schools from 26 European countries.

Sara Primiterra

Project and Events Manager of the AEC

Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)

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Sara Primiterra is Project and Events Manager of the AEC, which she joined in 2009. She is responsible for the activities, projects and actions in the field of internationalisation and transnational mobility. She represents the AEC in the management working groups of international cooperation projects involving the AEC as communication and dissemination partner and she is also responsible for the organisation of the main events and thematic platforms of the association.

Prof. Dr. Thade Buchborn

Professor

European Association for Music in Schools (EAS)

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Prof Dr Thade Buchborn is Professor of Music Education at University of Music in Freiburg, Germany. He holds a teacher’s exam in Music and German, a PhD in Music Education and worked at different schools and Universities. Thade is interested in music making and composition in the classroom and multicultural learning. In his research he is using reconstructive methods and formats that combine research and development of educational practice. Thade is chair of the Organisation Committee of the 28th EAS/8th ISME European Regional Conference 2021 hosted by University of Education and University of Music Freiburg.

Prof. Dr. Thomas De Baets

Professor

European Association for Music in Schools (EAS)

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Prof Dr Thomas De Baets is Professor of Music Education at LUCA School of Arts and KU Leuven. Belgium. He is currently Head of Music at LUCA School of Arts. He holds a Master’s degree in Music Education, a degree of Advanced Studies in Music Education, and a PhD in Music Education. His research interests are professional development, innovation and practitioner research in music education. He has been a board member of the EAS – European Association for Music in Schools since 2009, and is since 2019 the 10th President of the association.

Philippe Dalarun

PRESIDENT OF European Music School Union (EMU)

European Music School Union (EMU)

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Philippe Dalarun (France) studied both literature and music. After obtaining the State Diploma as a violin teacher, he taught violin for eleven years at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt. He then obtained the Certificate of Aptitude for the functions of Conservatory Director. Head of the Conservatoire de Chantilly, he was then appointed Director of the Conservatoire de Taverny, a Music and Theatre school listed by the State. Vice-president of the Fédération Française de l´Enseignement Artistique (FFEA) in charge of relations with the French Ministry of Culture and International partnerships, he was elected president of the European Music School Union (EMU) in May 2018.Whether at local, national or European level, Philippe Dalarun has been working for many years to develop and promote music and arts education, with a dual requirement of quality and openness to the widest possible audience

Sandrine Desmurs

trainer and Information technologies manager

Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC)

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Sandrine Desmurs is a trainer and Information technologies manager in the Cefedem Auvergne Rhône-Alpes. She is responsible for the development of the establishment´s information and communication technologies, in particular for the use of initial and life long learning programs. Since 2014, she has been in charge of implementing the e-training system for life long program. Her research work focuses on digital cultures and their impact on training and mediation actions, particularly in the musical field. In this respect, she conducts training courses on digital literacy and on digitization of learning and teaching process. Since 2017, she has been a member of the working group dedicated to digitalization within the Creative Europe Strengthening Music in Society (SMS) project, a project led by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)."

About the organizers