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CEMPEs Projects and Activities

CEMPE's goal is to strengthen music performance education for the benefit of tomorrow's musicians.

CEMPEs projects

Tomorrow's musicians

CEMPE's goal is to strengthen music performance education for the benefit of tomorrow's musicians. Among our efforts to achieve this, we initiate, support and run research and development projects at the Norwegian Academy of Music, as well as collaboration projects with other institutions nationally and internationally. We also support innovation projects at the other national institutions for music performance education in Norway.

These projects and activities are related to the following five areas of focus.

Connection between study and music community

Focus area 1: CEMPE develops knowledge about the transition from being a student to playing an active role in a quickly changing. The diverse and globalized music industry, through projects related to working life as a freelance/portfolio musician, and related to students' experience and interaction with the music community. We expand the practice possibilities of performance students and afford them with realistic views into relevant work areas.

Student's artistic development

Focus area 2: CEMPE explores ways to strengthen music performance education, with the goal that students develop a conscious relationship to their musician's role and artistic identity. Projects are related to reflection on artistic development and contexts and related to how the growth of the field of artistic research may benefit the levels of bachelor and master.

Collaboration in performance teaching

Focus area 3: We explore cultures for learning and teaching on the principal instrument, and explore the potentials for strengthening these through different models of collaboration. Themes for projects are diverse approaches to group and team learning and teaching, such as team-based main instrument teaching, student-led collaborations as well as students and instructors playing together.

Interaction between subjects and across genres

Focus area 4: CEMPE wishes to strengthen performance education through increased interaction and connection between performance and theory subjects; between the principal instrument and complementary subjects. We explore how interaction and exchange of knowledge across genres may strengthen higher music education and tomorrow's musicians.

Day-to-day musician

Focus area 5: CEMPE explores development potential by the daily efforts of the music student. Projects are related to the further development of quality and awareness in students' practising and preparations, as well as physical and mental challenges.

Student-driven projects

Over the last years, CEMPE has focused more on student involvement. By hiring two student partners in the team and allocating funds for student-driven projects, we have seen an increase in the engagement amongst students, both in general and in the number of projects with and for students.

Innovation grants

Do you have a developmental project that you and your colleagues want to test out? CEMPE's Innovation Grant Scheme might be interested in supporting it.

Who can apply?

Instructors at Norwegian institutions offering higher music performance education may apply.

What kind of projects can apply?

All projects with a high degree of student involvement, aimed at increasing the quality and relevance of higher music performance education, may apply. We will prioritise projects that involve instructor collaboration, interdisciplinarity, or the use of digital resources. CEMPE can allocate a maximum of 50.000 NOK to each project.

Published: Mar 19, 2020 — Last updated: Jun 3, 2021