Teaching Of Practicing - new knowledge and change

The Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education at the Norwegian Academy of Music are hosting an international conference on Teaching of practicing in Oslo 2-4 December 2015.

  • Wednesday 2. December 2015
  • 12.30
  • NMH
  • Kr 1000
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The principal rationale for the conference is to bring new knowledge and inspiration for change into higher music education institutions.


Preliminary Programme

Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

1230-1330: Registration and lunch

1330-1430: Keynote by Andreas C. Lehmann (Hochschule für Musik Würzburg): The Art and Science of Deliberate Practice: A review and a vision

1430-1530: How do students perceive their practicing? Guro G. Johansen, Harald Jørgensen and Siw G. Nielsen (NAM/CEMPE)

1530-1600: Reflection, practice and metacognitive strategies. Monica Esslin-Peard (University of Liverpool)

1600-1630: Coffee break

1630-1700: Health issues in higher music education. Louise Atkins (Royal College of Music, London)

1700-1830: Artistic aspects in practicing. Cecilia Hultberg (The Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm) and Even Lynne (Oslo National Academy of the Arts).

Thursday 3rd of December 2015

0900-1130: The teaching of practicing in higher music education institutions. Erja Joukamo-Ampuja (Sibelius Academy, Helsinki), Monica Esslin-Peard (University of Liverpool), Wieke Karsten & Susan Williams (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague) and instrumental and vocal teachers from the NAM/CEMPE

1130-1200: Coffee break

1200-1300: Relationships between main instrument teaching and individual practicing. Adri de Vugt (Royal Conservatoire in The Haag), Tania Lisboa (Royal College of Music, London).  

1300-1400: Lunch

1415-1730: Practicing across music genres. Keynote by Kenny Werner: Effortless mastery. Presentations by instrumental teachers from the NAM/CEMPE

1730-1830: Practicing contemporary repertoire. Tanja Orning (NAM/CEMPE)

2000: Conference dinner, NAM

Friday 4th of December 2015

0900-1000: Learning strategies in hip hop and folk music. Johan Söderman (Malmö Högskola) and Steinar Ofsdal (NAM/CEMPE).

1000-1100: Mental practicing. Presentations by Laszlo Stacho (Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest) and Mary Hawkes (University of Sheffield)

1100-1130: Coffee break

1130-1300: Sport psychology and practicing.  Lars-Arne Andersen (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences), Mary Hawkes (University of Sheffield) and Johannes L. Hatfield (NAM/CEMPE)

1330 Lunch