The Early Music Platform Forum 2015 took place at the Academy of Arts in Prague on 20-21 November 2015 in collaboration with REMA and EUBO.

The aim of the AEC Early Music Platform (EMP) is to bring together heads of departments, teachers and students in the field of early music to discuss relevant issues and to promote European cooperation in this field.

AEC Early Music Platform – a new departure

At the AEC Early Music Platform meeting in Bremen in April 2012, an important decision was taken to re-organize EMP meetings into an alternating pattern of Forums and Conferences. The AEC EMP Forum will be held in odd-numbered years (2013, 2015, etc.) and the AEC EMP Conference will be held in even-numbered years (2014, 2016, etc.).

EMP Conferences will put emphasis on the presentation of a selected theme viewed through a number of different aspects.

The EMP Forum will have two key features a stronger emphasis on discussion among the delegates a close integration with the profession by combining each Forum with a major early music festival or with the meeting of other major organizations in the field of Early Music such as REMA and EUBO, such as in the 2015 Meeting

Early Music Platform Preparatory Working Group:
• Peter Nelson (Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen) – Chair
• Greta Haenen (Hochschule für Künste Bremen)
• Terrell Stone (Conservatorio di Musica “A. Pedrollo”, Vicenza)
• Elina Mustonen (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki)
• Thomas Drescher / Jeremy Llewellyn (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basel)
• Francis Biggi (Haute École de Musique de Genève)
• Johannes Boer (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag)

The AEC preparatory working groups 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.

dates: (string) “20 – 21 november 2015