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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships project ‘Modernizing European Higner Music Education through Improvisation’ - METRIC

At the end of August (29-30.08.2018), there will be the Final Conference of the METRIC project held at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig. The conference is a two days event with the aim of looking into the present and future of the improvisation topic within the higher education field in Europe. The conference will present the online ‘Teaching&Learning Manual on Improvisation’ and 3 Joint EU Modules on improvisation, all of which have been developed within the scope of the project.

The conference will introduce new and innovative approaches to improvisation teaching and learning and will give floor for discussion on the present and future perspectives of improvisation as such. The programme will include workshop sessions, presentations, panel discussions, open stage performances and a final concert.

The conference welcomes people from all levels of European higher music education institutions (teachers, students, administrators, managers), who are involved in the topic or interested in hearing more and speaking along on the future development.

Modernizing European Higher Music Education through Improvisation
29-30 August 2018
Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig




29th August

Time Activity Presenters
12:00-12:55 Lunch  
13:00-13:30 Welcome/Opening speeches/music Prof. Martin Kürschner, Rector, HMT Leipzig
Stefan Gies, Chief Executive, AEC
13:35-14:00 Presentation of the METRIC project outputs Pilleriin Meidla, METRIC project coordinator
Prof Margus Pärtlas, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Research, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
14:00-15:00 Panel Discussion I. Topic ‘Improvisation in higher education – 3 years of METRIC impact on concepts and perspectives ’ Moderator: Martin Prchal, Vice-Principal Royal Conservatoire, the Hague
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
15:30-16:30 Workshop session I Anto Pett (Tallinn) A. Pett's improvisation teaching method
Paul Dinneweth (Antwerp) Creation, development and connection of motives in improvisation
16:45-17:45 Workshop session II Frank Liebscher (Leipzig) Creation, development and connection of motives in improvisation
Tilo Augsten (Leipzig) Improvisation and contemporary music
18:00 – 19:30 Open stage Students and teachers

 30th August

9:30 – 10:30 Workshop session III Anne-Liis Poll (Tallinn) Voice improvisation “Voice games”
Karst de Jong (Barcelona, The Hague) improvising with harmonic structures  ‘Navigating through harmony’
10:30 – 11:30 Workshop session IV David Dolan (London) Improvisatory State of Mind in solo & small ensemble work - fusing instincts and know-how (or how to combine business and pleasure…)
Yves Senden (Antwerp) Structure in improvisation: a blessing or a curse?
11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break  
12:00 – 13:00 Workshop session V Bert Mooiman (The Hague) Improvising preludes and cadenzas
Nuria Andorra (Barcelona) TBD
Mona Julsrud (Oslo) TBD
13:00-14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 – 15:30 Workshop:Impro-orchestra/Large Ensemble Christoph Baumann (Luzern)
15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion II. Topic ‘Teaching improvisation - curse or blessing?’ Moderator: Aaron Shorr, Keyboard&Collaborative Piano Head of Department, RCS
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break  
17:00 – 18:30 Final Concert Performances by METRIC teaching staff
18:30 Reception  
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Please book in one of the following hotels recommended by the hosting institution:

Hotel “Michaelis”:
10 minutes walking distance from the Hochschule
Single room: 69,00 EUR, breakfast included
Double room: 79,00 EUR, breakfast included
20 rooms have been pre-reserved. Reservation has to be made until  18th of July 2018
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Motel One “Nikolaikirche”:
15 Minutes walking distance

Motel One “Augustusplatz”:
15 minutes walking distance

Hotel Ibis City:
20 minutes walking distance


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