Strand 5: Platform for learning and teaching in music performance education (LATIMPE)

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The WG has since 2018 operated the joint Platform for Learning and Teaching in Music Performance Education (LATIMPE) set up by AEC and the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH). Latimpe launched its webpage in October 2018, presenting projects and practices exploring learning and teaching in higher music education from various European institutions.

In these four years, the WG has addressed several topics. First and foremost, it has elaborated extensively on the concept of the student as a researching artist and how this can influence the learning and teaching practices of higher music education institutions. The WG also contributed to the EPARM conferences twice with perspectives on artistic research-based education and its implications for learning and teaching. Furthermore, the use of digital tools in higher music education has been a significant area, through the two events described below, and through the WG’s contribution to the SWING-project, evaluating the use of LoLa through interviews with participants in three institutions. In the last project year, the WG focused on assessment, by holding a symposium on the topic, visiting the critique-class at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and taking part in the Teacher Training in The Hague in September 2021.


  • Explore and discuss new L&T models enabling HMEIs to educate creative and communicating musicians.
  • Strengthen the ability of HMEIs to explore and discuss learning and teaching that meet the demands of the 21st century, by active collaboration between students, teachers, and researchers in all relevant fields of higher music education.

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Seminars and conferences

The WG has organised two large, international conferences and two symposiums:

  • In October 2018, the conference Becoming musicians –student involvement and teacher collaboration in higher music education, held at the NMH, Oslo, gathered 122 teachers, students, researchers and leaders from 44 different institutions worldwide for presentations, discussions, knowledge-sharing and networking.
  • In May 2020, the online conference Students as researching artists –music, technology and musicianship, organised together with MDW in Vienna, gathered about 120 attendees from all over Europe and North America and included 23 paper presentations.
  • In January 2020 a researchers’ colloquium on low latency streaming in music learning and teaching, held at the Royal College of Scotland in Glasgow, gathered 14 active participants, with space for in-depth discussions of each paper presentation.
  • In September 2021, the WG hosted a digital symposium together with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama on assessment, critique and reflection in higher music performance education.


The WG published an anthology in 2019 with the same title as the 2018- conference, Becoming musicians –student involvement and teacher collaboration in higher music education edited by Stefan Gies and Jon Helge Sætre. The anthology includes 15 chapters, and is available online. The WG’s contribution to the anthology was a chapter on The music performance student as a researching artist – Perspectives on student-centredness in higher music education (Sætre et. al., 2019).

A special edition of Journal of Music, Technology and Education dedicated to digital tools in higher music performance education was published, edited by Jon Helge Sætre and Luc Nijs and including many contributions from the 2020 Latimpe Conference.

Furthermore, Stefan Gies has published on Student-Centred Learning in Higher Music Education (2020), Camilla Overgaard and Susanne van Els did a written interview on Diversity in Higher Music Education, published in On Curating and the female WG members have co-written the paper The embodied score – a performance perspective, for a special issue on ’female voices in music theory’ of the Rivista di Analisi e Teoria Musicale (RATM).

The latest publication of the WG is the written dialogue Unfolding the concept of the student as a researching artist in which the members of the working group elaborate on what the concept of student as researching artist means to them.

Working group members

Jon Helge Sætre

CEMPE, Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo (Chair)

Stefan Gies

Stefan Gies

AEC (Co-chair)

Lars Brinck

Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen

Anna Maria Bordin

Anna Maria Bordin

Conservatorio Paganini Genova

Susanne van Els

Susanne van Els

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Cardiff

Siri Storheim

Siri Storheim

Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo (Student representative)

Ellen M. Stabell

Ellen M. Stabell

CEMPE, Norwegian Academy of Music Oslo (Working Group Coordinator)

Karine Hahn

Karine Hahn

Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon

More information? Get in touch with the Working Group coordinator Ellen M. Stabell!