Date: 17 - 18 February 2017
location: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
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The Pop and Jazz Platform Meeting 2017 took place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London on 17-18 February, in the framework of the AEC Full Score Project

The Pop and Jazz Platform Preparatory Working Group:

Stefan HECKEL (Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz) - Chair
Erling AKSDAL (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim)
Simon PURCELL (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London)
Maria Pia DE VITO (Saint Louis College of Music, Rome)
Hannie VAN VELDHOVEN (Utrechts Conservatorium)
Udo DAHMEN (Pop Akademie Mannheim)
Lars ANDERSSON (Malmoe Academy of Music)
Linda BLOEMHARD (Codarts, Rotterdam)

The AEC Preparatory Working Group members work on the preparation of AEC events on voluntary basis. The AEC Preparatory Working Groups are all formed by coopting active individuals in the relevant field of specialization within AEC member institutions. Proactivity, as well as geographical and gender balances are the applied criteria to guarantee the diverse and dynamic character of the groups, who should ideally recreate the diversity of AEC members institutions.
Working Group members are financially supported by their home institutions, which cover their travel and accommodation expenses to the working group meetings and to the actual event. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
17-18 February 2017


It ain't what you do it's the way that you do it

(© Sy Oliver and Trummy Young 1939 … Bananarama 1981)

Educating musicians to combine craft and integrity in their music-making and to think beyond borders with a readiness both to engage with commercial structures and vested interests and to assume the role of cultural citizens and leaders. Using the challenge of audience engagement as a creative spur to re-thinking musical languages and performing contexts



Thursday 16th February

Students Meeting: 15:00 King Charles Court – Room 2.42
EJN Meeting: 15:00-18:00 Laban Building – Conference Room 1
PJP working group meeting: 18:00 Laban Building – Conference Room 1

are you coming already on Thursday night? the ArtEZ delegate Michiel Braam (NL)  is playing at Vortex JazzClub (11 Gillett Square, London)

Friday 17th February

9:00-9:30 Registration opens
Coffee Available
9:30 – 10:30 PJP Q&A session
informal introduction for newcomers and talking about issues concerning pop and jazz teaching with fellow colleagues

10:30 – 11:00 Opening Event
Music Introduction
Opening remarks by
•          Stefan Heckel, PJP Coordinator
•          Claire Mera-Nelson, Director of Music, Trinity Laban
•          Eirik Birkeland, AEC President
11:00 - 11:30 Plenary Session I
Keynote Speech
What Kind of Music Do You Like? Art and innocence in the conservatoire

Keynote and floor discussion by Dominic Murcott, Head of Composition and Technology at Trinity Laban

11:30 – 13:00 Breakout Groups -  with students
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Faculty of Music Tour
14:30 - 16:00 Colab Session

Project description and studio tour
16:00 – 16:30 Networking with refreshments
16:30 - 16:45 AEC News – FULL SCORE Strand E
by Eirik Birkeland, AEC President
16:45 – 17:45 Bar Camp 1 -  Intro
Introduction by Udo Dahmen and topics selection
18:15 Reception
19:00 CoLab sharing


Saturday 18th February

10:00 Plenary Session II
Music Introduction
Introduction by Simon Purcell, Head of Jazz at Trinity Laban
1.         Social Media by Steffen Geldner, Project Manager Digital Innovation, Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Mannheim 
2.         Whose music? Musical values and social justice by Andrea Spain
3.         Bebop for the 21st century by Ronan Guilfoyle
4.         World Music and Genre Issues by Paul Bräuer Head of Media & Communication Womex, Piranha Arts AG, Berlin
5.         Audience and Performer relations  by Evert B. Boele, Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen

11:30-12:00 Networking with Refreshments
12:00 – 13:00 World Café
Breakout discussion topics from Plenary Session II
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:45 Bar Camp 2
 Breakout group discussion on the selected topic
15:45 – 16:15 Networking with Refreshments
16:15 – 17:00 Closing Session
Students wrap up
Wrap up by Evert Bischop Boele
PJP News and Closing Remarks by the PJP Chair
19:30 Dinner
The Sail Loft
11 Victoria Parade

Sunday 19th February 

VOCON activities – King Charles Court - Peacock Room 9:00 – 14:00
World Music sub-group meeting – King Charles Court –– Room 2.24  9:00 – 14:30 

Information on Fee Payment

To receive an invoice please mail


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 London)
  • Manual Payment (by Credit Card in London) 

Amount of the Registration Fee (per person)

Category For Registration and Payment made by January 22nd January For Registration and Payment made after 22nd January
 Representative of an AEC   member institution  140 euro  190 euro
 Representative of a non-AEC  member institution  440 euro 490 euro
 Student from an AEC member institution  50 euro  70 euro

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
• One organized Reception (Friday 17)
• One organized Dinner (Saturday 18)
• Two organized Lunch (Friday 17 and Saturday 18)
• Concerts organized by the hosting institution
• Assistance by the AEC Office Staff

The participation fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations notified after January 22nd

Bank details for payments by bank transfer

Bank: BNP Paribas Fortis
Account Holder: AEC-Music
IBAN: BE47 0016 8894 2980

When making the transfer, please clearly quote:

• Invoice number

• the code of the event (PJP 2017) and
• the last name of the participant
• the name of your institution (if fitting)
Example: PJP2017, Smith, Gotham Conservatory
Registration to this event is now close. For questions, please email


Go to: video documents


What Kind of Music Do You Like? Art and innocence in the conservatoire - Keynote Speech by Dominic Murcott

Music conservatoires have had ample time to catalogue, quantify and package classical music and it’s education. An underlying tension remains however between those who are dedicated to preserving the canon and those who seek to challenge and develop it.Have we forgotten that this music was once new and dangerous or are we simply happy for history to define quality so we don’t have to question it? Derek Bailey describes European classical music as having a ‘petrifying effect’ on all it touches.Do we really want to subject the freedoms of popular music to this system or can it bring a much-needed breath of fresh air?