The Pop and Jazz Platform Meeting 2019 will take place at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, on 15-16 February 2019.

The Pop and Jazz Platform Preparatory Working Group:

  • Lars ANDERSSON (Malmoe Academy of Music) – Chair
  • Erling AKSDAL (Norwegian University of Science and Technology Trondheim)
  • Hannie VAN VELDHOVEN (Utrecht Conservatory)
  • Udo DAHMEN (Pop Academy Mannheim)
  • Linda BLOEMHARD (Codarts, Rotterdam)
  • Susanne Abbuehl (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts)
  • Paulina Gut (AEC Project, Communication and Events Coordinator)
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.

For more information about the PJP Working Group please contact the AEC Office.

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Trondheim, Norway
15-16 February 2019


Dear colleagues and friends of the Pop & Jazz & World Music Platform!On behalf of the PJP working group it is my great pleasure to invite you all to join us for the next annual PJP meeting in beautiful Trondheim, Norway on February 15-17 at the Music department of the Norweigan University of Science and Technology, NTNU. The theme of this years conference is “Listen” which resonates perfect with the music department´s philosophy both in teaching practice and research. We will also have a group of artists, teachers and experts that will go deep in the discussion on the conference theme and the aspects of listen in music education today.

We also know that there is a high level of expertise and knowledge within the PJP community so we are keeping the “ Open Floor” from last year which was highly appreciated among the delegates. Open Floor is a session where delegates from the PJP community have the opportunity to share great ideas and practice with the PJP community by giving a short presentation for 10 minutes followed by an audience discussion on topics like new and innovative curriculum design, issues in learning and teaching, methods on artistic and personal expression, new technology in education, genre perspectives or intercultural and international aspects of education. This session depends entirely on the delegates willingness to share their knowledge so please take the time to propose a presentation when you fill out the registration form.

This year we are very happy to continue to arrange a pre-conference meeting on folk/worldmusic for the second time on a European level. We are trying to bring the PJP and the world music communities closer together. Each genre has of course it´s own very special features but there are more aspects that units us and we strongly believe that we could all benefit from working together and sharing expertise. Please feel free to join the preconference on thursday february 14 if you want to join the world music discussions.

So welcome to a vibrant city full of music and delicious food, beautifully situated at Trondheimsfjorden on the west coast of Norway.

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” – Dean Jackson

Best wishes and I look forward to seeing you in Trondheim!

Lars Andersson
Chair of the PJP working group


Trondheim, Norway
15-16 February 2019



Thursday 14th February

Pre-conference meetings of the following groups:

World and Folk Music: 11:30 – 17:00
NTNU Room K203, Krambugata 12/14

10:30 Open door
11:00 Welcome and introduction
11:15-13:00 News and updates
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Break out groups
15:00 Break out summary
15:30 World, Traditional & Folk Music-Network´s contribution to AEC PJP Platform
16:30 Summary
17.00 Closing

(detailed programme of this meeting is available here)

Students meet students: 16:30 – 18:00
NTNU “Lunch Room”, Kjøpmannsgata 48

Friday 15th February

9:00 Registration opens, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

9:30 – 10:15 PJP Q&A session – informal introduction for newcomers and talking about issues concerning pop and jazz teaching with fellow colleagues, DOKKHUSET

From 9:30 Coffee Available, DOKKHUSET

10:30 – 11:15 Opening Event, DOKKHUSET
Music Introduction – 3rd year Bachelor Students, NTNU Jazz Programme
Opening remarks by

  • Geirmund Lykke – City Councilor, City of Trondheim
  • May-Britt Moser – NTNU Nobel Prize Laureate in Medicine, NTNU
  • Anne Kristine Børresen – NTNU Dean of Faculty of Humanities
  • Erling Aksdal – Head of Jazz Programme, NTNU Department of Music, member of the PJP Working Group
  • Lars Andersson – Chair of the PJP Working Group

11:15 – 12:15 Plenary Session I, DOKKHUSET

  • Erling Aksdal (Listening and the language analogy in music learning)
  • Mattias Solli (Post doc Phenomenology on listening)

12:30 – 13:30 Breakout Groups, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

A Lars Andersson
B Linda Bloemhard
C Udo Dahmen
D Hannie Van Veldhoven
E Erling Aksdal
F Susanne Abbuehl

13:30 – 15:00 Lunch, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

15:00 – 16:15 Surprise activity carrousel, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

16:15 – 16:45 Networking with Refreshments, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

16:45 – 18:15 AEC ‘Strengthening Music in Society’ project, Scandic Nidelven Hotel:

18:15 Free time/dinner (see the list of the restaurants)

21:00 Concert – Trondheim Jazz Orchestra feat. Espen Berg, DOKKHUSET

Saturday 16th February

10:00 – 11:30 Plenary Session II, DOKKHUSET
Music Introduction – WooT (the Wind Orchestra Of Trondheim), NTNU Jazz Programme Students and Teachers

  • Espen Berg
  • Anika Nilles
  • Henrik Sveidahl

11:15 – 11:30 Open floor topic presentations, DOKKHUSET

11:30 – 12:00 Networking with Refreshments, DOKKHUSET

12:00 – 12:45 New connections, DOKKHUSET

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

14:30 – 16:15 Open Floor: Group discussion on the selected topics, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

16:30 – 17:00 Networking with Refreshments, DOKKHUSET

17:00 – 17:45 Closing Session, DOKKHUSET
Music introduction – DRUMMERS, NTNU Jazz Programme Students and Teachers

  • Conference wrap up from students
  • News from the AEC – Stefan Gies, AEC CEO
  • Announcement of the PJP Platform meeting 2020
  • Closing Remarks

18:00 – 19:53 Tour to Rockheim Museum

20:00 Dinner for all participants, Scandic Nidelven Hotel

Sunday 17th February

VoCon activities (9:00-13:00)
NTNU Room K203, Krambugata 12/14

9:00-9:30 greeting and introduction to newcomers
9:30-11:00 open floor session
11:00-11:15 break
11:15- 12:30 open floor session
12:30-13:00 planning VoCon future meetings

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Information on Fee Payment

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

Amount of the Registration Fee (per person)

Category For Registration and Payment made by January 15th For Registration and Payment made after 15th January
Representative of an AEC member institution 190 EUR 250 EUR
Representative of a non-AEC member institution 490 EUR 540 EUR
Student from an AEC member institution 50 EUR 70 EUR

The participation fee includes:

• Conference documents
• Participation to all plenary and parallel sessions
• Participation to the networking moments
• Possibility to display information brochures posters and materials about AEC members institutions
• Coffee Breaks
• One organised Dinner (Saturday 16)
• Two organised Lunches (Friday 15 and Saturday 16)
• Concert organised by the hosting institution (Trondheim Jazz Orchestra on Friday 15)
• Assistance by the AEC Office Staff

The participation fee will not be reimbursed for cancellations notified after January 15th

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 2019) and
• the last name of the participant
• the name of your institution (if fitting)
Example: PJP2019, Smith, Gotham Conservatory

To receive an invoice please mail

Conference Address

Hotel Scandic Nidelven, Havnegata 1-3, 7010 Trondheim, Norway
Hotel website and map


If you wish to already book your accommodation in Trondheim we warmly suggest the Scandic Nidelven Hotel, where part of the conference will take place.

Scandic Nidelven Hotel is located in the centre of Trondheim, 200 meters from NTNU Institute of Music and 300 meters from the venue Dokkhuset Scene.

You can book your room on the hotel’s website. All the participants can benefit from the promotional prices. Please mention the booking code below while making your reservation: BTRO140219

Single room: NOK 1108 (115 EUR)
Double room: NOK 1310 (135 EUR)

The hotel is awarded “The Best Hotel Breakfast in Norway” for the 11th time.

Please note that there is a deadline of February 1 2019 to book your room. After this date you might still be able to book the room, but wthe hotel will not guarantee the negotiated rate after that deadline.

Should you need any assistance when booking please call +4773568000 or email:

Alternative accomodation options to be considered by the students:

  • P-hotel Brattøra is located only 300 m from Hotel Scandic Nidelven, the conference venue.
Single room 790 Nkr
Double room 899 Nkr
Friday – Sunday: 599/ 799 Nkr per night
Reservations can be made on the hotel’s website
  • Trondheim Vandrerhjem is located approximately 900 m from Scandic Nidelven hotel and 500 m from Dokkhuset. Rates from 335 Nkr


Trondheim Airport is located about 30 km from the centre of Trondheim.

Trondheim Airport has direct connection with 10 international destinations. More informaton can be found here:

There is a shuttle bus (Nettbuss) from Trondheim Airport to the centre of Trondheim, which stops just in front of the Scandic Nidelven hotel. Roundtrip bus ticket costs 260 Nkr (26 eur).

Open Floor presentations:

  1. Wouter Turkenburg The slow Dawn of the Digital Era in Jazz Education
  2. Jere Laukkanen The Students’ Own Repertoire
  3. Schaller Jean-Pierre Challenging rhythms coming from the Hip-Hop and Neo-Soul music music sheet
  4. BJØRN ALTERHAUG Improvisation on a triple theme: Creativity, Jazz Improvisation and Communication
  5. Iñaki Sandoval New sound and visual technology master – presentation
  6. Susanne Rosenberg The Folk Trad Orality Method within Higher education
  7. Tobias Nijboer How do you connect the open/ non-specific description of the course description (for main subject private lessons) to your daily lessons and day to day activities?
  8. Gilbert Patsy Elevate!
  9. Laurena Frey MusicBWwomen
  10. Jakub Olejnik Crossing the Borders – Paderewski Orchestra


  1. Erling Aksdal Spoken Language Acquisition Analogy and Real Time Generated Music
  2. Henrik Sveidahl Listen – Change , RMC 2009-2019
  3. Matthias Solli What do we imply when we talk about listening in jazz