Aims and objectives
ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ III
The project had the following objectives:
To contribute to the Modernisation Agenda for Higher Education in Europe through:
- Curriculum reform by
b) deepening the implementation of the 3-cycle structure through a reflection on the content and structure of the 2nd cycle, based on the principles laid down in the European Qualifications Framework for Higher Education;
c) addressing research as a new component in study programmes in higher music education through the creation of a new European Platform for Artistic Research (EPARM), linking institutions and individuals engaged in the development of Artistic Doctorates and giving music students from all study cycles the possibility to exchange information on research activities, methodologies and progression routes to Artistic Doctoral study.
- Governance reform by
a) taking the existing European-level and subject-specific approach to quality assurance to the next stage through the further development of expertise in this area and exploration of the feasibility for a European-level quality assurance agency for the sector;
b) developing a guide for international institutional benchmarking specifically designed for institutions in the sector as a quality enhancement tool.
To promote closer cooperation between higher music education institutions and organisations in the music profession through activities that benefit from strong involvement of organisations in the music profession by identifying
a) the relevance of the current study programmes for the changing labour market, in line with the EU debate on ‘New Skills for New Jobs’;
b) continuing professional development needs of professionals in the workplace;
c) examples of research partnerships between educational institutions and organisations which can serve as models for the further development of expertise in the cultural sector.
To promote mobility in the higher music education sector through the development of expertise and tools for the full recognition of student achievement gained through exchanges and multi-site learning in joint degrees.
To enhance the quality and international attractiveness of the European higher music education sector by involving as participants in the project experts from key institutions in third countries.
ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ I
- To collect information on levels in music education other than the 1st and the 2nd study cycles, in particular pre-college training and 3rd cycle (Doctorate/PhD) studies in the field of music.
- To explore international trends and changes in the music profession and their implications for professional music training.
ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ II
- The “Bologna” strand continued the work on various issues related to the “Bologna Declaration”, such as curriculum development and design, internal and external quality assurance and accreditation.
- The “Lisbon” strand was concerned with continuing professional development for conservatoire management and the further investigation of instrumental/vocal teacher training.
- The “Research” Strand aimed at studying the role of research in conservatoires, as well as setting up continuing professional development activities for conservatoire teachers.ERASMUS Network for Music ‘Polifonia’ I