10 – 13 February (Łódź)

Thursday 10

 Pre-conference sessions of the following groups:

15:00 – 17:00 Students meeting Hybrid
17:00 -19:00 Three parallel sessions:

  1. World and Folk Music meeting
  2. Jazz meeting
  3. Pop meeting

1. Online

2. Hybrid

3. Hybrid

19:00 – 19:30 Wrap up Hybrid


Friday 11

9:00 Registration opens
9:30 – 10:00 Presentation of AEC and PJP and informal networking with PJP WG members

– short presentation of the AEC and the PJP Working Group

– Q&A with the PJP Working Group members

From 9:30 Coffee Available Concert Hall (First floor)
10:30 – 11:15 Opening Session

Music Introduction 


Opening remarks by

●     Elżbieta Aleksandrowicz, rector of the University of Music in Lodz

●     Hanna Zdanowska – Mayor of Łódź

●     Adam Manijak, Dean of the Faculty of Jazz and Popular Music

●     Rico Gubler, AEC Council member

●     Linda Bloemhard, Chair of the PJP Working Group

11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session I

In conversation with Tigran Hamasyan

Prepared with Błażej Szyzdek, Błażej Kozłowski, Adam Jeleniewski (students of the University of Music in Lodz), and AEC PJP Working Group member Susanne Abbuehl

12:30 – 13:30 Breakout Groups with PJP Working Group members In presence + fully online
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Foyer
14:45 – 15:00 Surprise activity In presence
15:00 – 16:00 Keynote

Plenary Session II

Music, physics, mathematics and psychoacoustics. How to apply our knowledge about science in music education.

Presentation by dr. hab Rafał Sarnecki (Academy of Music in Lodz)

16:00 – 16:30 Networking with Refreshments Foyer
16:30  – 17:30 New connections Hybrid
 19:00 Dinner for all participants Palace Gdanska 32

Saturday 12 

9:15 – 9:45 Optional tour of the facilities (Palace at Gdanska 32)
10:00 – 11:00 Plenary Session III

Kamila Drabek and Patrycja Wybrańczyk, members of O.N.E. female jazz ensemble

11:00 – 11:10 Pick up coffee and go to open floor parallel sessions
11:10 – 13:00 Open Floor

1 a. GOING PRO: Lessons from Successful Graduates of Popular Music Programs (Richard Smith, Thornton LA )

1 b. International jam sessions or “House of Europe XXL”

2 a. Trailing the Jazz Workshop: Developing a pedagogy for the large jazz ensemble within higher music education (Johansen, Guro Gravem; Jordhus, Tone; Halle, Morten, NMH Oslo)

2 b. GENUS conference (Lars Andersson, Malmö )

3 a. The Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab: where Arts and Sciences meet (Renske Wassink, Codarts Rotterdam)

3 b. Make the exchange more accessible

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Palace (Gdanska 32)
14:00 – 15:00 Plenary Session IV

Artist as entrepreneur and innovator – How management skills and knowledge of new technologies can support an artist’s career development

Presentation by Marek Hojda and Tamara Kamińska (Music Export Poland), followed by Q&A

15:05 – 15:45 News in Map – Results of the Erasmus+ project on self-leadership in music

Introduction by Carla Conti (Project Manager) and the presentation by the students: Elisabetta SCALAMACCHIA, Matteo CAPPELLA, Pamela PLACITELLI, Jacopo TUZI, Raphael PY AUDI (Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia Rome)

16:00 – 16:45 Information forum + market Hybrid
16:45 – 17:30 Discussion Groups –

reflection on the conference and future topics

Only in person + only online
17:30 – 18:15 Closing Session

Music introduction

Marcel Baliński Trio

  • News from the AEC- Stefan Gies, AEC CEO
  • Announcement of the PJP Platform meeting 2023
  • Closing Remarks by Linda Bloemhard, PJP WG Chair
From 18:15 Free time / dinner  

Sunday 13 – VoCon (hybrid)

VoCon is a Europe-wide platform for vocal Jazz, Pop and all interested teachers in higher music education. It provides the need for sharing good practice, thoughts on education, and differences in vision and mission in the various European countries. It is a very personal practice-based platform that aims to connect professional teachers in higher education on a ‘person to person’ base. It is a learning community, practicing what it preaches and also provides and protects free space for sharing topics that emerge on the spot. All sessions will be hybrid.

9:00 – 9:15 Greeting and introduction to newcomers
9:15 – 10:00 Welcome presentation by voice teachers and students from Akademia Muzyczna im. Grazyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczow, Łódź (Poland)
10:00 – 11:00 The First Sound: Images and Thoughts about Voice and Identity,

Diana Torti, (WM College/London Performing Academy of Music, London – UK)

11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:00 Open Floor Session I


Annemarie Maas (HKU, Utrecht – The Netherlands)

12:00 – 12:45 Open Floor Session II

Vocal Technique and Music – Separate Teaching Content or Inseparable Parts of Singing?

Susanna Mesiä (Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki – Finland)

12:45 – 13:00 Planning VoCon future meetings