Since the inception of the ARTEMIS project, the Lifelong Learning Working Group has been immersed in the exploration of the concept of Lifelong Learning itself, a concept integral to the dynamic landscape of the music profession. Recognising the breadth of this concept, which spans diverse learning formats and caters to individuals of varied backgrounds, we have endeavoured to provide a tangible and accessible interpretation.

Our commitment to Lifelong Learning goes beyond theoretical understanding; we actively seek to map the plethora of opportunities available within our member institutions. Through a comprehensive survey, we’ve identified that the most represented areas are pedagogy, performance, research, and management, showcasing the rich tapestry of learning avenues available.

This survey not only enriches our understanding but also serves as the foundation for fostering collaboration. We extend an invitation to engage in conversations around these most represented areas -and those that are not as represented-, creating a collaborative discourse crucial for cultivating a holistic understanding of how diverse learning experiences in pedagogy, performance, research, and management can be woven into a musician’s lifelong journey.

Our collective intention is to create a collaborative environment that transcends institutional boundaries. As we navigate these opportunities together, we aim to facilitate an exchange of ideas, methodologies, and best practices in these key areas. By providing a platform for dialogue, we seek to enhance the collective wisdom of the AEC community, contributing to the continuous evolution of Lifelong Learning within the music profession. Through these efforts, we not only define and understand the concept but actively work towards its practical application in ways that benefit individuals from all walks of life.

Meet the AEC Lifelong Learning (LLL) Working Group