Pop and Jazz Platform (PJP) Working Group
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
United in Diversity
Specific issues that concern certain programmes need to be addressed separately for the time being. Some of them go to the core of how music is made, earned and taught. In addition, we see an increase in genre diversity in the HME institutions.
Aims and profile
The PJP discusses and promotes educational, pedagogical, musical, and professional issues on the basis of the particular expertise and experience the PJP community possesses.
The PJP supports the development of jazz, pop, folk, world music, and related programmes in the AEC’s membership institutions.
The PJP promotes diversity in HME. Genre diversity in HME may be a complex issue and pose challenges for the institutions. Other ways of categorising the field than by genre are possible, for example by differences and similarities in teaching/learning and in musical and artistic processes. The PJP will therefore in particular stimulate the discourse on the concept of genre, genre diversity, teaching and learning processes, self-perception and identities.
PJP organises meetings on a regular basis for these programmes in AEC membership institutions addressing relevant issues, at the same time providing a meeting ground for networking and the sharing of experiences among the programmes.
Being a platform within the AEC the PJP subscribes and adheres to the Vision and Mission of the AEC.
AEC Annual Pop and Jazz Platform meeting
The Pop and Jazz Platform (PJP) Working Group is in charge of the organisation of the AEC Annual Pop and Jazz Platform meeting. This event aims to promote and support higher education in popular music and jazz in the widest definition of those terms. Both popular music and jazz include a variety of subgenres and styles as well as specific performance, learning and cultural practices. However, we do believe that popular music and jazz as overall music forms are closely related through a set of common characteristics.
The Pop and Jazz Platform meeting 2020 will take place at the KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent, in Belgium, on 7-8 February 2020.
Previous editions of the PJP Platform meetings ( presentations, programmes, readers) are available here.
PJP Working Group members:
- Linda Bloemhard (Codarts, Rotterdam) - Chair
- Lars Andersson (Malmoe Academy of Music, Malmo)
- Paulina Gut (AEC Office) - WG Coordinator
- Anna Uhuru (Leeds College of Music, UK)
- Udo Dahmen (Pop Akademie, Mannheim)
- Susanne Abbuehl (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)
- Jere Laukkanen (Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences)
Do you want to get involved, contribute or learn more?
Please contact Paulina Gut - PJP Working Group coordinator.