10 – 13 February (Łódź)

Thursday 10

 Pre-conference sessions of the following groups:

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

  1. World, Traditional and Folk Music meeting
  2. Jazz meeting
  3. Pop meeting
19:00 – 19:30 Wrap up


Friday 11

9:00 Registration opens
9:30 – 10:15 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

In Person
From 9:30 Coffee Available Foyer
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

With the participation of students of the University of Music in Lodz, moderated by AEC PJP Working Group member Susanne Abbuehl

12:30 – 13:30 Breakout Groups with PJP Working Group members Groups only in person + Groups only online
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch TBC
14:45 – 15:00 Surprise activity In person
15:00 – 16:00 Keynote

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

16:00 – 16:30 Networking with Refreshments Foyer
16:30  – 17:30 News in Map – Results of the Erasmus+ project on self-leadership in music Hybrid
 19:00 Dinner for all participants TBC

Saturday 12

10:00 – 11:00 Two parallel speakers

  1. Discussion with Kamila Drabek and Patrycja Wybrańczyk, members of O.N.E. female jazz ensemble
  2. 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)
Both hybrid
11:00 – 11:15 Pick up coffee and go to open floor parallel
11:15 – 13:15 Open Floor (3 sets of 3 parallel sessions of 30 min with 15 min break in between) Sessions only online + sessions only in presence
13:15 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 New connections In presence
15:30 – 16:45 Information forum + market Info Forum: Hybrid
Info Market: Only in presence + only online
16:45 – 17:30 Discussion Groups – reflection on the conference and future topics Groups only online + groups only in presence
17:30  – 18:15 Closing Session

Music introduction

  • News from the AEC- Stefan Gies, AEC CEO
  • Announcement of the PJP Platform meeting 2023

Closing Remarks

18:00 Free time / dinner


Sunday 13 – VoCon

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.

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, by Diana Torti
11:00 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:45 Open Floor Session (presentations TBC)
12:45 – 13:00 Planning VoCon future meetings