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45th AEC ANNUAL CONGRESS and GENERAL ASSEMBLY

8-10 November 2018, Graz
University of Music and Performing Arts

Strengthening Music in Society 



The title of this year‘s AEC Congress refers to some crucial social and political challenges of our times. How can we contribute to give access to music and arts education and to cultural participation to more people than before? How can we make the work of music education institutions important to as many people as possible? At the same time, we have to ask what contribution politics and society as a whole has to make to enable Higher Music Education Institutions (HMEI) to fulfil our mission both now and in the future.

Culture and education issues are currently, as it seems, attracting more attention from policy-makers in the European Commission and from members of the European Parliament than in the past. Concurrently, political decision-makers express more and more on specific requirements for what they expect from fostering and promoting culture, education and the arts. These should contribute to creating new jobs and economic growth, to tackle the digital shift and to promote integration to push back populism.

The title of this year's congress is also the title of AEC's new, EU funded Creative Europe project: Strengthening Music in Society (SMS). The project idea of AEC-SMS is based on the conviction that the concept of freedom of the arts and expectation of an artist to take social responsibility is not a contradiction, but a tension that needs to be lived. The objective should be to insist on, to promote and to live for the freedom of the arts without abandoning to take responsibility for life quality and the well-being of our diverse and democratic societies. However, with this enduring tension in mind, the AEC Congress 2018 will discuss and explore constructive and forward-looking approaches for our work for Strengthening Music in Society.

As usual, this congress will offer a whole gathering of workshops, discussion forums, best practice presentations, panels and plenaries to further investigate the question of how to put the intention of strengthening music in society into concrete action and how to implement and to embed it into the day-to-day work of HMEIs. In terms of content, this will include: the role of symphony orchestras and of primary school classroom music education; globalisation issues, as well as power balance in a teacher-student relationship which is characterised by one-to-one tuition.

To sustainably follow up on discussions that has been previously initiated, the main topics of the previous two congresses will also be further pursued in Graz. Both the topic of Diversity, Identity and Inclusiveness (2016) and leadership issues (2017) are closely linked to the question of the societal responsibility of the arts and the social mission of higher music education.

With these themes in mind, you are warmly invited to Graz to join the AEC journey towards Tomorrow´s Conservatoires in our society.


45th AEC ANNUAL CONGRESS and GENERAL ASSEMBLY
 
8-10 November 2018
 
University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
 
“Strengthening Music in Society”
 
Programme

 
 

Pre-Congress Programme

 
Wednesday 7 November

16:00 – 21:00 Pre-Congress Workshop  - MusiQuE 

Palais Meran - Kleiner Saal, PM 14, PM 24

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY – English only
Workshop and training for Peer-Reviewers organized by MusiQuE - Music Quality Enhancement (the Foundation for Quality Enhancement and Accreditation in Higher Music Education) 

Working Dinner for Pre- Congress Participants in Florentinersaal
 

15:00 – 19:00 Pre-Congress Workshop on Project Writing and Management with Dominique Montagnese, European University Foundation 

Palais Meran - PM221

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY – English only

15:00 - 16:00 Presentation on EU policy developments and overview of Erasmus+ funding opportunities 
16:00 - 16:30 Presentation on how to develop a project proposal - Theory
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:00 Group Assignment: How to develop a project proposal - Idea Generation
18:00 - 19:00 Group Assignment: Project Proposal Writing

Networking Dinner for Pre- Congress Participants in Florentinersaal

 

Thursday 8 November

9:00 – 13:00 Continuation of the Pre-Congress Workshop - MusiQuE

Palais Meran - Kleiner Saal, PM 14, PM 24

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY – English only
Workshop and training for Peer-Reviewers organized by MusiQuE - Music Quality Enhancement (the Foundation for Quality Enhancement and Accreditation in Higher Music Education)

Coffee Break at 11:00

09:30 – 13:00 Pre-Congress Workshop on Project Writing and Management with Dominique Montagnese, European University Foundation - second part 

Palais Meran - PM10

FOR REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS ONLY – English only
9:30 - 11:00 Focus on Strategic Partnerships
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00 Evaluation Criteria
12:00 - 13:00 Project Management - key aspects, tools and role play

13:00 - 14:00 Networking lunch for Pre-Congress Seminars Participants in Florentinersaal

13:00 – 15:00 AEC Council Meeting [for AEC Council members only - lunch served in the meeting room]

MUMUTH Studiobühne (3rd floor)

14:15 – 16:15 Pre-Congress Workshop on Learning Outcomes 

Palais Meran - Kleiner Saal
English only
 

Congress Programme

 

Thursday 8 November

 

13:45 Registration starts –  

Registration: Foyer MUMUTH ground floor

Refreshments: Foyer György Ligeti Hall first floor


Coffee and Refreshments available

14:15 - 15:00 Optional Guided Tour

Meeting point - Foyer MUMUTH

15:15 – 16:15 Welcome to Newcomers with members of AEC Council and AEC Office Team and Welcome to Students – for students delegates with the AEC Students working group 

MUMUTH - Proberaum (ground floor)
Unions Building Leonhardstraße 21
 

16:30 – 17:20 Opening Event - MUMUTH - György Ligeti Hall

Music Performance
Words of welcome by:
  • Eike Straub, Executive Vice Rector of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
  • Sandra Holasek, Member of the regional Parliament
  • Greetings from the National Association of Schools of Music USA (NASM) by Sue Haug, President of the NASM
  • Ankna Arockiam, representative of the AEC Students working group
  • Eirik  Birkeland, President of the AEC

17:20 – 17:50 Plenary Session I - Keynote Speaker

Emily Achieng' Akuno,  President of the International Music Council: The 5 Music Rights and its impact on Higher Music Education

17:50 – 19:00 Opening Brainstorming on topics proposed by participants

Introduction by Stefan Gies, AEC Chief Executive
 

19:15 – 20:00  Concert in MUMUTH - György Ligeti Hall

 

20:15 Welcome Dinner at  the Alte Universität hosted by the Governor of Styria (walking together from KUG)

Alte Aula
Hofgasse 14

 

Friday 9 November

 

9:00 Optional Guided Tour and registration continues

meeting point:   Foyer MUMUTH ground floor


9:00  – Networking with coffee available 

Foyer György Ligeti Hall

09:30 – 10:15 Plenary Session II - MUMUTH - György Ligeti Hall

Music Introduction
Introduction to the Day by Eirik Birkeland, AEC President
Panel Discussion moderated by the journalist and political correspondent David Davin Power with Herwig Hösele (Former President of the Austrian Federal Council and Secretary General of the Austrian Future Fund), Carole Tongue (former MoEP, president of CEDC), Emily Achieng' Akuno (IMC), Maria Hansen (ELIA), Stefan Gies (AEC), Ankna Arockiam (AEC student representative)
 

10:25 – 11:15 Parallel Sessions IA - Strengthening Higher Music Education in Society

1 - Knowledge Based Teaching: the role of Artistic Practice and Research as fundamental to Higher Music Education, panel discussion with Ursula Brandstätter, Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz, Austria, Stepher Broad, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, UK,  Nikos Tsouchlos, Athens Conservatoire, Greece, Rui Penha, ESMAE Porto, Portugal, Johannes Meissl, MDW Vienna, Austria, moderated by Eirik Birkeland, AEC President
2 -  Change management: deciding, acting, sharing, chaired by Pascale de Groote, Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Belgium
3 – The latest developments in quality assurance in Europe, and what these mean for conservatoires - a session prepared by MusiQuE, by Martin Prchal Royal Conservatoire The Hague and Chair of the Board of MusiQuE and Linda Messas, Director of MusiQuE

11:20 – 12:10 Parallel Sessions IB - Strengthening Higher Music Education in Society
4 – Global Strand – beyond Europe: How is Higher Music Education evolving outside Europe to strengthen music in society? How does the current European conservatory world look from the outside in this regard? Panel discussion with Sue Haug (USA), Emily Achieng Akuno (Kenya), He Wei (China), Ramiro Noriega (Ecuador), Jenny Ang Cheng Ling (Singapore), moderated by Bernard Lanskey (Australia)
5 - Power relations in the one to one teaching model,  panel discussion with Robert Heimann, former chairmain of the committee on Equal Opportunity Officer at KUG,  members of the AEC Students Working GroupDavid-Emil Wickström, Chair of the SMS WG Diversity, Identity, Inclusiveness, chaired by Deborah Kelleher, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin, Ireland.
6 – INTERMUSIC: a New Approach to Music Distance Learning, Performance and Research, with Roberto De Thierry, Conservatorio di Musica di Milano, Mantautas Krukauskas, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre Vilnius, Marianne Løkke Jakobsen, Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen and with the participation of the SWING project representatives, moderated by Luc Nijs, Chair of the SMS WG on Digitization

 

12:10 – 12:40 Informal Networking with Refreshments - Foyer György Ligeti Hall

 

12:40 – 13:30  Parallel Sessions II - Strengthening Society through Music

1 – Music in Society: "What is symphony orchestras’ societal responsibility, how can symphony orchestras reach out to new audiences, and which competencies will tomorrow´s orchestra musicians need?”, panel discussion with Arild Erikstad, NRK and IMZ, Jane Williams, LSO and Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Jennifer Dautermann, Classical:NEXT, Peter Maniura,  BBC and IMZ Academy chaired by Eirik Birkeland, AEC President
2 – Musicianship Beyond Music: Cross-Art Collaboration in Higher Arts Education – The NAIP Project with Krista de Wit, Prince Claus Conservatoire, Groningen, Wilhelm Carlsson, Stockholm University of the Arts, and Thora Einarsdottir, Iceland Academy of the Arts
3 – Kodály HUB: Sing. Learn. Share. with Susanne Konings, Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Lucinda Geoghegan, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow and László Nemes, Liszt Academy of Music Budapest
4 – Becoming Public: Artistic Citizenship and Community Music, by Constanze Wimmer, Bruckneruniversität Linz
5 - Popular Music as a Medium for the Mainstreaming of Populist Ideologies in Europe, presentation by André Doehring, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz 
6 – Music for All: Including Disability by Anna Benedikt, University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

13:30 – 14:30 Networking Lunch at Foyer György Ligeti Hall


14:30 – 14:45 Plenary Session III 

György Ligeti Hall
News and messages to the Directors from the International Relations Coordinators Working Group


14:45 – 15:00 Plenary Session IV 

György Ligeti Hall
News and messages to the Directors from the AEC Student Working Group


15:05 – 15:30, 15:35-16:00, 16:05-16:30 Parallel Sessions III - SMS Project Strands Snapshots

1 – Music in Society [MUMUTH, György Ligeti Hall]
2 – Diversity, Identity and Inclusiveness [MUMUTH, Studiobühne]
3 – Entrepreneurship [MUMUTH, Proberaum]
4 – International Relations [Palais Meran, Florentinersaal]
5 – Learning and Teaching [Palais Meran, Kleiner Saal]
6 – Digitisation [Theater im Palais​, Probebühne]
7 – Early Childhood Music Education [Palais Meran, PM10, ground floor]
8 - Students [Palais Meran, PM24]

16:30-17:00 Informal Networking with Refreshments - Foyer György Ligeti Hall


17:00 – 18:30 Regional Meetings with Council Members

(please see the Reader or the App for countries division and rooms)

 
18:30 – 19:00 Wrap up - György Ligeti Hall

Music Introduction
Representative of European Commission or Parliament
N.N.

Free Evening, please see the List of Restaurants
 
 

Saturday 10 November


10:00 – 11:00 Discussion groups on the following 3 topics – groups organized by mixing AEC regional groups

1.         AEC and its members role as a bridge builder between education and culture
MUMUTH: 1-György Ligeti Hall, 2-Studiobühne, 3-Proberaum; Palais Meran: 4-Florentinersaal
2.         Autonomy 2.0. Behind the figures: 3 ways to spend the available resources
5- Palais Meran Kleiner Saal, 6-Theater im Palais Probebühne, 7-PM10, 8-PM 14
3.         What are in your opinion the greatest challenges facing HME in the future?
9-PM 24, 10-Ensembleraum 306, 11-Ensembleraum 206, 12-Aula


11:00 – 11:30 Networking with Refreshments - Foyer György Ligeti Hall


11:30  – 13:00 Information Forum 
 
Information Forum in György Ligeti Hall
Information Market in Proberaum

Music Introduction
Plenary presentations by AEC Member institutions and partners moderated by Deborah Kelleher, AEC Vice-President, followed by Q&A with the speakers in the form of “market place”


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch - Foyer György Ligeti Hall

 
14:00 – 14:30 Registration for the AEC General Assembly - Foyer MUMUTH ground floor

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

14:30 – 16:30 AEC General Assembly 2018 - György Ligeti Hall


15:00 – 16:30 Students Wrap up Meeting - Unions Building


16:30 – 17:00 Networking with Refreshments - Foyer György Ligeti Hall


17:00– 17:30 Closing Session - György Ligeti Hall

Music Introduction 


19:00 – 20:00 Closing Concert - György Ligeti Hall


20:00 Dinner

Foyer György Ligeti Hall

 

Networking Programme

 

Sunday 11 November

Free guided tour of Graz 10:00 – 13:00. Meeting Point: Entrance MUMUTH
 
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Information fee payment AEC Annual Congress 2018
 

Early Bird Deadline: 9 October 2018

 
Participation fees can be paid in the following ways:

 
-  Manual Payment by Bank Transfer before the event (preferable)
-  Ideal, Credit Card, Paypal and Bankcontact Systems Online 
-  Manual Payment (cash on the spot in Graz)
-  Manual Payment (by Credit Card inGraz)

  

For more information and requests please mail the AEC Events Manager Sara Primiterra at events@aec-music.eu Participation Fees Amounts - AEC Congress 2018

 
Category If the payment is made before October 9th  If the payment is made after October 9th
Representative of AEC member institution  €300 (+ €80 if attending the MusiQuE or Project Writing pre-Congress workshops)  €400 (+ €80 if attending the MusiQuE or Project Writing pre-Congress workshops)
Student from an AEC member institution  €150  €210
Representative of non-member institutions €500   €600



 

The participation fee includes:
  • Conference documents
  • Participation to all plenary and parallel session
  • Participation to the networking moments
  • Possibility to display information brochures posters and materials about AEC members institutions
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Two organized Dinners (Thursday 8 and Saturday 10)
  • Two organized Lunches (Friday 9 and Saturday 10)
  • 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 2018)
· the last name of the participant
· the name of your institution (if fitting)

Example: Congress2018, Smith, Gotham Conservatory
 

Please find the pictures of the Annual Congress and General Assembly 2018 in Graz in the photo album on the AEC Facebook page.

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