E. Conservatoires as Innovators and Audience Developers

 
To share examples of innovative approaches to genre diversification, contemporary orientation and cultural stimulation that have been implemented by European conservatoires, and to encourage wider take-up of these approaches


Objectives


With this strand of the FULL SCORE project, the AEC focusses on sharing and encouraging innovative approaches to genre diversification, contemporary orientation and cultural stimulation that have been implemented by European conservatoires. In the context of this strand, the AEC intends to establish a 3-year planned sequence of Pop and Jazz Platform (PJP) meetings, and elaborate on these themes in a connected and cumulative way.
 

Activities and Outcomes


The AEC is providing support to its PJP working group to deliver thematic platform meetings and to develop a long-term strategy. In order to widen the scope of the AEC PJP meeting across this period, a 3-year strategy has been produced under the name 'Conservatoires as Innovators and Audience Developers: The Audience [Re-] engaged.' Additionally, a Memorandum of cooperation has been signed with the European Jazz Network (EJN) and the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) to stimulate synergies.

The 2015 edition of the PJP meeting was organized in Valencia in February and entitled “Pop, Jazz and ME – developing diversity and identities amongst artists and audiences”, with exchanges of innovative practice in the sector. The PJP conference 2016 took place at CODARTS in Rotterdam on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February 2016. The programme included a joint meeting of the AEC and its project partners IASJ (International Association of Schools of Jazz) and EJN (Europe Jazz Network) under the title “Banding Together - in times of change/flux”. The event brought together experts from both the educational and the business/entrepreneurial side of Jazz, Pop and related music, as well as students.
Right after the closing session of the Conference in Rotterdam, the AEC PJP, EJN and IASJ met to discuss further and concrete cooperation between the organizations. An extra sub-group meeting at Jazzahead in Bremen has been held on 24th April 2016 to organize activities involving conservatoire students and festival organizers. 

The PJP WG has been working on the second edition of the PJP Bulletin looking back on the meeting in Rotterdam. The bulletin will be published in the summer of 2016.

 
The Pop and Jazz Platform (PJP) Working Group has established a three-year strategy to enhance engagement and innovation between audiences and conservatoires:
 
 
Please find below the first edition of the FULL SCORE bulletin from the PJP in Valencia (February 2015):
  Please find below the second edition of the FULL SCORE bulletin from the PJP in Rotterdam (February 2016):
 
  • PJP Platform “Bulletin II in English
To learn more about the AEC's collaboration with the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in relation to the Pop and Jazz Platform, here you find the memorandum of cooperation:
 
 
The Strand E progress documentation is available for AEC members upon request. For further information, please contact the AEC Office.