The call for the ARTIST AS TEACHER Seminars 2023-2024 is open!

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 basic principle behind the seminars is that participants co-create the programme by sharing expertise and experience, reflection, and inter-vision.
The core subjects include:

– Participants’ views on teaching future musicians

– How to provide feedback in teaching and after assessments

– Strengths and pitfalls of the teacher-student relationship

– The why, how and what of assessment

– The professional perspectives for students and

– The research in the arts

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 finally further developed notably by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague as the ‘Artist as Teacher’ programme.

The 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 into 9 sessions of 3 hours each, taking place from October 2023 to April 2024. The first two and last two sessions will take place in The Netherlands as a lunch-to-lunch event. The other five sessions will take place online.

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

Participation in all the sessions is free-of-charge. This is the outcome of the AEC’s decision to integrate this series of seminars into the ARTEMIS project, with the aim to offer to the academic staff of its members’ institutions the opportunity to participate in this innovative initiative for free.

N.B: this does not include travel and accommodation costs for the in-presence sessions but participants should be able to use Erasmus staff mobility funds.

Application deadline: 15 September 2023

Detailed information related to the seminar and to the application process can be accessed in the full call document.

For questions and additional information please contact: Beatriz Laborda.