We are pleased to have been able to present the project and thus disseminate it at the following events and locations:
- Vigo (Conservatorio Superior de Vigo) 16-18/09/2021
- Anvers (Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerp – AEC) 04/11/2021
- Den Haag (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) 13/03/2022
- London (EPARM / AEC), Royal Academy of Music,
- Palerme (Conservatorio di Musica Vincenzo Bellini di Palermo) 5 & 6/09/2022
- Monopli (Conservatorio di Musica Nino Rota) 22-24/09/2022
- Lisbonne (National Academy of Advanced Orchestral Studies (ANSO)) 29/09/2023 – 1/10/2023
- Istanbul (EURIE 2023) 1-3/03/2023
- Copenhague (EPARM / AEC), The Royal Danish Academy of Music, 30/03/2023 – 01/04/2023
2. Antwerp (Belgium): Dissemination event in the frame of the 48th AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly 2021
Presentation of HarMA+ project (European landscape of teaching practices and pedagogical innovation in HMEI’s – music theory fields)
On Thursday 4th November 2021, project founder Salvatore Gioveni and Edwin Clapuyt, both teachers at Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles, Belgium, welcomed participants for a two-hours workshop aimed at giving in-depth explanations on how HarMA+ helps to develop collaborative tools, share knowledge and transfer pedagogical innovation among Higher Music Education institutions, more particularly focused in music theory courses.
They highlighted how music theory is often the object of pedagogical reflections, although there is a lack of a centralised source to support it.
After a broad introduction of the project scope and presentation of the expected results, panellists shared the findings from the first HarMA+ Teaching Training Week organised in October 2021 by Hochschule Für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, Germany. Several teachers engaging with music theory gathered for a one-week training programme that included workshops, job shadowing and music theory seminars among many other activities.
Participants were encouraged to share pedagogical practices and methodologies, as well as to further develop and implement innovative joint tools according to the intellectual outputs proposed by the project. In addition, teacher Edwing Clapuyt presented in plenary tips on how to upload books to the EU Bibliography on Music Theory courses, one of the HarMA+ intellectual outputs developed by
Akademia Muzyczna im Stanislawa Moniuszky w Gdansku in Poland. Participants got to try out this innovative tool live, which will be available as part of the online exchange platform on music theory developed by Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.
Lastly, project founder Salvatore Gioveni shared how HarMA+ intends to have a wide impact at national and European level, providing music theory departments with online tools to help the music theory community finding resources, new methodologies and content to reinforce the skills of teaching staff and students. The results of the project will be available in a free digital platform, ensuring visibility and a wide exploitation by the institutions delivering music theory courses.
On Saturday 6th November, AEC representative Alfonso Guerra presented HarMA+ in plenary, at the main conference hall during the Information Forum and Gallery for in-presence and online audience, where speakers had the opportunity to meet and speak informally with participants wanting to know more about the different initiatives. This last session was key for a wider dissemination of the project findings, engaging with people not present at the workshop on Thursday morning. Thus, as coordinator for the communication and dissemination of the project outcomes, AEC successfully presented HarMA+ to several Higher Music Education institutions
attending the 48th AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly in Antwerp, Belgium.
Antwerp, Belgium – 04/11/2021 to 06/11/2021