The Pop and Jazz Platform Meeting 2016 will place at Codarts Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 12-13 February, in collaboration with EJN and IASJ 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 College of Music 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 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.


12-13 February 2016

Banding Together
In times of change/flux

A joint meeting with Europe Jazz Network and the International Associaion of Schools of Jazz exploring new ways of strengthening the connections between higher education training for pop & jazz musicians and the professional ‘ecosystems’ of European festival, venues and activists that promote these genres. The challenges and opportunities of developing and evaluating students’ skills and competences in a learning environment that is partially embedded in the ‘real world’ of concerts and audiences.

NB: on 10-11 February, the European Music Council is organizing in Leiden (The Netherlands) a European Forum on Music Education, focusing on Audience Development. Should you want to take advantage of the proximity of the two events we warmly encourage you to register to both. You can find more information on the EMC event HERE


Thursday 11th February

Students Meeting
PJP WG meeting: 18:00

Friday 12th February

9:00-9:30 Registration opens
Coffee Available
Guided Tour

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

– Director Codarts
– Representative from local authorities
– Harrie van den Elsen, AEC Council Member
– AEC Chief Executive

11:00 – 11:30 Networking with Refreshments

11:30 – 13:00 Beehive
Plenary Session I
Student “Newnote Speaker”

Round Table

Ros Rigby (EJN)
Eric Ineke from The Hague Conservatory (IASJ)
Oliver Toth, International Music Management Forum
Linda Bloemhard, Codarts ( AEC PJP )

Moderator: Udo Dahmen, PJP

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

14:30 – 16:00 World Café

16:00 – 16:45 Activity Session

16:45 – 17:15 Networking with refreshments

17:15 – 18:00 Bar Camp 1 – Intro
Introduction by Udo Dahmen and topics selection

18:30 Concert

19:30 Dinner

Saturday 13th February

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary Session II
Round Table

11:30-12:00 Networking with Refreshments

12:00 – 13:00 Bar Camp Discussion 2A

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch

12:30 – 15:30 Bar Camp Discussion 2B or Breakout Groups on “Future Music”

15:30 – 16:00 AEC Projects on Audience Engagement
The FULL SCORE Project – Audience Development Strand by Stefan Gies
NAIP – Strategic Partnership Project in New Audiences and
Innovative Practices by Renée Jonker, Royal Conservatoire The Hague

16:00 – 16:30 Clossing Session
News from the VOCON, the pop and jazz vocal teachers network
Student Group Statement
News from the AEC
Announcement of the PJP Platform 2017
Closing Remarks by EJN, IASJ and AEC PJP


Sunday 14th February

VOCON activities

Plenary session
9:00-10:00 Sharing your artefact as a means of meeting each other.
10:00-11:30 Sharing methods and work forms in short pitches.

Breakout groups :
12:00-14:00 Small group conversations with a host, brainstorming about how we want to shape and use Vocon (es : how an organisation as VOCON could operate ,what subject will be appealing, what kind of meetings will be successful, what can you do with VOCON in your own conservatoire, and so on )