We are pleased to have been able to present the project and thus disseminate it at the following events and locations:

  • Anvers (Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerp – AEC) 04/11/2021
  • Den Haag (Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag) 13/03/2022
  • Palerme (Conservatorio di Musica Vincenzo Bellini di Palermo) 5 & 6/09/2022
  • Lisbonne (National Academy of Advanced Orchestral Studies (ANSO)) 29/09/2023 – 1/10/2023
  • Istanbul (EURIE 2023) 1-3/03/2023
  • Copenhague (EPARM / AEC) 30/03/2023 – 01/04/2023

1. 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.

Dissemination video available here
Programme and report of the event is available here and some pictures here !

Antwerp, Belgium – 04/11/2021 to 06/11/2021

Be a part of our european project !

This European project (KA 203 Strategic Partnership) created by Salvatore Gioveni promotes cross-border collaboration in the field of Music Theory through sharing knowledge and transferring pedagogical innovation. It thus responds to a lack of centralised source and framework to deepen reflection by means of cross-disciplinary study at European and international level.

There is a significant wealth of educational practices from one country to another in this sector, especially in terms of harmonic musical notation and analysis. However, HMEI's are facing the nonexistence of a European network for pedagogical staff in Music Theory so far. To improve the situation, the project will among other things develop several intellectual outputs such as Online Platform (IO 1), an EU Bibliography (IO 2), a Repository Courses (IO 3), a Multilingual Glossary (IO 4) and an Exchange Online Learning Platform.

Besides the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles as leader and manager of the project, the following partner institutions are involved: Music Academy S. Moniuszki Gdańsk (Gdańsk, Poland), F. Liszt Academy of Music Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Estonian Academy for Music and Theatre (Tallinn, Estonia), HfMTh "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" (Leipzig, Germany).

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