The AEC, in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, is proposing a series of seminars aiming to give teachers at any stage of their career stimulating learning experiences to help them increase their knowledge and skills in educating and coaching conservatoire students. 

The seminars are based on what was initially created as an international partnership between four conservatoires in the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Finland, later evolved and presented by the Research in Music Working Group of the AEC’s “Polifonia” project and finallly further developed notably by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague as the ‘Artist as Teacher’ programme. The basic principle behind the seminars is that participants co-shape the programme by sharing expertise and experience, reflection, and inter-vision. Core subjects include the participants’ views about teaching future musicians, how to provide feedback in teaching and after assessments, the strengths and pitfalls of the teacher-student relationship, the why, how and what of assessment, the professional perspectives for students and research in the arts. 

Course leader is Professor Gerda van Zelm from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague, who will be joined for the different sessions by renowned experts such as Renee Jonker, Susan Williams, Yvonne Smeets and Gretchen Amussen. All sessions and assignments will be done in English.

The series is divided in 9 sessions of 3 hours each, taking place from November 2022 to May 2023. All sessions will take place online, with the exception of the first two, which will take place at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague as a lunch-to-lunch event.

Participants will be given an attendance certificate, including a detailed description of the discussed topics and the acquired skills, signed by the AEC and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. 

All costs being covered by the ARTEMIS project, participation in all the sessions is free-of-charge. Only travel and accommodation costs for the event in The Hague must be covered by the participants or the institution sending them. 

Application deadline: 28 October 2022 – no further application is possible.

Find the detailed application call with all necessary information in the full call document.

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