Date: 10 - 12 November 2016
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43rd AEC ANNUAL CONGRESS and GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg
10-12 November 2016

Diversity, Identity and Inclusion


Teaser available in English, French, German and Italian.

Click here for the letter of invitation in English, French, German, and Italian.

The title of this year‘s AEC Congress refers to some crucial social and political challenges of our times: diversity, identity and inclusion are global issues the whole society is reflecting upon in the delicate historical moment we are living. The migration streams, the rise of populist movements, the terrorist threats and a growing scepticism about the idea of a united Europe are having an impact on our daily life as individual, musicians, teachers and institutions.

Music - as art and culture in general - is a crucial part of our identities. The definition of our own identity is fundamental to build bridges, accept diversities and act towards their inclusion. During the AEC Annual Congress 2016 in Gothenburg we would like to trigger a debate on the impact of these concepts and of the above mentioned global trends on the higher music education sector.

The AEC has already started the reflection on these themes in the past years while fulfilling the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan and defining the new Strategic Plan 2016-20, which is now at the beginning of its implementation. This reflection is taking place as well in the framework of the FULL SCORE project which is now approaching its third and final year. In particular, this year Congress is meant as the first step in developing a Road Map for Conservatoires, a virtual path established by the AEC Position Paper on the European Agenda for Music which came up as a result of the consultation among AEC, EAS (European Association for Music in Schools) and EMU (European Music School Union) members.

The Road Map designed for the 2016 AEC Congress gives two main indications to Conservatoires to find and define their identity, acknowledge diversity and promote inclusion in our society: Looking Ahead and Looking Around. When “looking ahead”, we will focus on activities related to supporting the music students achievements towards a professional career. Conservatoire leaders will be informed and will be asked to give inputs about the AEC work in the co-creation of a future Platform for Learning and Teaching, in the development of the discourse about Audience Engagement, in the revision of the AEC Learning Outcomes and in the activities related to Entrepreneurship and Internationalization. When “looking around” we will reflect on opening ourselves towards variety and diversity by engaging in discussions about world music, gender and refugee issues, by exploring new approaches how to give a voice to the young generation. This “looking ahead – looking around” exercise will be complemented by information about services offered by the AEC to its members to support their activity: the AEC-U-Multirank pilot project, the MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement Agency (now officially registered on the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education EQAR) and the Pre-College Standards.

You are warmly invited to join us in Gothenburg to join the AEC journey towards the definition of the role of the modern Conservatoires in our society.

Please find here a reflective article on the AEC Congress 2016 by Tony Woodcock.
 

Please click here for the PDF PROGRAMMES in English Italian French and German

43rd AEC ANNUAL CONGRESS and GENERAL ASSEMBLY
10-12 November 2016
 
Diversity, Identity and Inclusion

 

Thursday 10 November

 

09:00 – 15:00 Pre-Congress Workshop: Workshop and training for Peer-Reviewers organized by MusiQuE - Music Quality Enhancement

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Rooms: A302, A304, A305, A306.


15:00 Registration starts - Coffee and Refreshments available

Optional Guided tour registration possible

 

13:00 – 15:00 AEC Council Meeting [for AEC Council members only] - Room B604

 

14:00 - 16:00 Students Newcomers Session – for students delegates with the AEC Students working group and members of the Congress Committee.

15:15 – 16:15 Welcome to Newcomers with members of AEC Council and AEC Office Team (English Only) - Room A302

 

16:30 – 17:20 Opening Event - Concert Hall

Music Performance

Words of welcome by:

  • Thomas Jäderlund, Principal of the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg

  • Representative of the Swedish Authorities

  • Pascale De Groote, President of the AEC

  • Sue Haug, President of the National Association of Schools of Music USA (NASM) 

  • ​Julie Ward, Member of the European Parliament

  • Explanation of the Opening Brainstorming by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive

17:30 – 19:00 Opening Brainstorming on topics proposed by participants

 

19:15 – 20:00 Concert - Academy Concert Hall

 

20:00 Welcome Reception and diner offered by the City of Gothenburg

Foyer of the Academy


 

Friday 11 November


9:00 Optional Guided Tour

 

9:00 Registration continues – Networking with coffee available

 

09:30 – 10:15 Plenary Session I - Concert Hall

Introduction to the Day by Pascale De Groote, AEC President

Anders Jormin, keynote speaker
 

10:15 – 11:15 Parallel Sessions I: Looking Ahead -  Supporting the music students towards a professional career

  1. Towards a platform for Learning and Teaching by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive and Jon Helge Saetre, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo
  2. Audience Engagement by Hannie Van Veldhoven, HKU Utrecht and Lars Andersson, Malmoe Academy of the Arts(AEC Pop and Jazz Working Group) and Renée Jonker, Royal Conservatoire The Hague (New Audiences and Innovative Practice – NAIP Project), moderated by Gerry Godley, Leeds College of Music
  3. The Musician as Creative Entrepreneur: Next Steps, by Payam Gul Susanni, Yasar University, Izmir (Opening More Employment Gates for Arts and Music Students – OMEGA Project), Gretchen Amussen, CNSMD Paris (former Polifonia working group on Entrepreneurship), Keld Hosbond, Royal Academy in Aarhus/Aalborg (Reflective Entrepreneurial Music Education World Class - RENEW Project)
  4. Knowledge, Skills and Competences: the Revised AEC Learning Outcomes, by Claire Mera Nelson, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (Chair of the AEC Learning Outcomes working group) 
  5. Thinking International by Bruno Pereira, ESMAE Porto (AEC working group of International Relations Coordinators), Jeffrey Sharkey, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Dalibor Cikojevic, Music Academy in Zagreb
     

11:15 – 11:45 Informal Networking with Refreshments

 

11:45 – 12:45 Parallel Sessions I:   Looking Ahead -  Supporting the music students achievements towards a professional career (Repeated)

 

12:45 – 14:30 Networking Lunch - Restaurant Tabla - Södra Vägen 54

 

14:30 – 14:45 Students Working Group: short update - Concert Hall

 

14:45 – 15:45 Parallel Sessions II: Looking Around – Opening ourselves to variety and diversity

  1. Beyond the West, Beyond the Classical: Folk and World Music experiences, by Linda Bloemhard, AEC Pop and Jazz Working Group, Jonas Simonson, Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg and representatives of the Association Nationale d’Etablissements d’Enseignement Supérieur de la Creation Artistique Arts de la Scène ANESCAS, France, moderated by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive
  2. Addressing the Challenge of Refugees in our Institutions, by  Rasoul Nejadmehr, University of Gothenburg,  Setareh Nafisi and Rosie Taekema, students at Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, and  Ron Davis Alvarez Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg
  3. Music and Gender, by Carina Borgström-Källén and Thomas Jäderlund, Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg
  4. How do you make sure students voice is heard in your institution, by the AEC Students Working Group
  5. More Music in the Classroom: an innovative Dutch programme to enhance cognitive, emotional, social and creative competences of all children, by  Jantien Westerveld, moderated by Harrie van den Elsen, Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen
     

15:50 – 16:40 Parallel Sessions III: Services offered to the membership (not repeated)

  1. Presentation of the AEC-U-Multirank Pilot project by Georg Schulz, University of Performing Arts Graz (simultaneous translation provided)
  2. MusiQuE – a new concept of quality in higher music education, by Gordon Munro, Secretary and Treasurer of the MusiQuE Board and Martin Prchal, Chair of the MusiQuE Board
  3. Presentation of the new Standards for Pre-College Education and Classroom Teacher Education Programmes by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive, Orla McDonagh, Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT Dublin, and Gerhard Sammer, EAS

16:40 – 17:10 Informal Networking with Refreshments

 

17:10 – 18:30 Regional Meetings with Council Members

 

18:30 – 19:00 Closing Remarks of Day 2 

 

Saturday 12 November


9:15 Guided Tour of the Academy (for non-voting participants only)

 

9:15 – 9:45 Registration for the AEC General Assembly

All active members need to sign up to get their voting form
 

09:45 – 11:15  AEC General Assembly 2016 - Concert Hall

11:15 – 11:45 Networking with Refreshments and voting – First Elections Round

 

11:45  – 13:15 Information Forum - Concert Hall

Plenary presentations by AEC Member institutions followed by Q&A with the speakers in the form of “market place”
Announcement of the results of the elections

 

13:15 – 15:15 Lunch  - Restaurant Incontro/ Gothia Towers - Mässans gata 16

 

15:15 – 16:15 Parallel Sessions II: Looking Around – Opening ourselves to variety and diversity (repeated)

 

16:15– 17:00 Closing Session

 

19:00 – 20:00 Gala Concert - Concert Hall

 

20:00 Dinner - Park Avenue Hotel - Kungsportsavenyn 36-38

 
 

 

Registration to the AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly

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Information on the Participation Fees

Deadline: 9 October 2016
 

Available in English, French, German, and Italian.


Participation fees can be paid the following ways:

  • Manual Payment by Bank Transfer before the event 
  • Ideal, Credit Card, Paypal, Bankcontact Systems Online (in the registration form)
  • Manual Payment (cash on the spot in Gothenburg)
  • Manual Payment (by Credit Card in Gothenburg)
 
For more information and invoice request please mail events@aec-music.eu.

​The participation fee includes:
Conference documents
Participation to all plenary and parallel session
Participation to the networking moments
Simultaneous translation in English, French, German and Italian of all plenary sessions on Friday and Saturday
Possibility to display information brochures posters and materials about AEC members institutions
Coffee Breaks
Two organized Dinners (Thursday 10 and Saturday 12)
Two organized Lunches (Friday 11 and Saturday 12)
Concerts organized by the hosting institution
Assistance by the AEC Office Staff
 
The participation fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations notified after October 9th.
 


 

Bank details for payments

BNP Paribas Fortis
Account Holder AEC-Music
IBAN: BE47 0016 8894 2980
SWIFT/BIC Code: GEBABEBB

When making the transfer, please clearly quote:
 
Invoice number 
Or

· the code of the event (Congress 2016)
· the last name of the participant
· the name of your institution (if fitting)

Example: Congress2016, Smith, Gotham Conservatory

Information on travel bursaries granted by the AEC is available in English, French and German.

 

2016 AEC Congress Rates

 
Category If registration and payment is made before 9 October If registration and payment is made after 9 October
Representative of AEC member institution €200 (+ €30 if attending the MusiQuE pre-Congress workshop) €300 (+ €30 if attending the MusiQuE pre-Congress workshop)
Representative of non-member institution €400 €500
Student from an AEC member institution €150 €210
 


 

Media

Go to: video documents

Video

The World We Live In

A project by students at Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen presented at the AEC Congress 2016 in Gothenburg in the parallel session "Addressing the issue of refugees in our institutions"

DOCUMENTS

Report

Practical information

Programme and Reader

Guidelines for elections

Slides

General Assembly

Invitation Letters

PARTNERS