The sixth edition of the METRIC Intensive Programme (IP) will be hosted by the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in Antwerp, Belgium, from February 20 to 25, 2024. 

Every year, one of the member institutions of the METRIC Network hosts an Intensive Programme (IP): several full days of workshops and masterclasses on improvisation.

METRIC (Modernising European Higher Music Education through Improvisation) is a cooperative network of several leading European conservatoires and the AEC (European Association of Conservatoires) with the aim to focus on the modernisation of higher music education through intensive international cooperation in the field of improvisation.

This intensive program (IP) in Antwerp will offer five full days of workshops, open-stage performances and masterclasses on improvisation in higher music education. Over 30 students and 20 teachers belonging to the METRIC Institutions will come together to learn, collaborate, and perform. The event aims to enhance curriculum development and foster cooperation in the field of improvisation.

The IP will introduce new and innovative approaches to improvisation teaching and learning and will give a floor for discussion on the present and future perspectives of improvisation.

Participation in the METRIC Intensive Programme is only open to METRIC Member Institutions. However, the event is also open to teachers from external institutions as observers. Please reach out to the METRIC Coordinator at the AEC at for more information. 

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the dynamic world of musical improvisation!