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NAIP: Innovation in Higher Music Education

The European Master of Music for new Audiences and innovative Practice er et strategisk partnerskapsprogram som skal reformere det Europeisk utdanningssystemet.

NAIP vil skape et mer tilpasset bidrag til høyere utdanning i et raskt omskiftelig og kunnskapsbasert samfunn.

Musikkhøgskolens deltakere i dette partnerskapet er Mats Claesson og Gjertrud Pedersen.

NIPE koordineres fra Iceland Academy of Arts, med i alt 10 institusjoner fra Europa, Asia og Nord-Amerika. Prosjektet ble avsluttet i 2016.

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The Norwegian Academy of Music is one of nine conservatoirs participating in a strategic partnership about innovation in higher music education.

This two year strategic partnership aims at the modernisation of curricula, and teaching and learning approaches in higher music education through a further development of the European Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP).

The music profession is rapidly changing

Careers in music are more flexible and international in scope than ever before. Increasingly, musicians are collaborating with practitioners in other arts and societal cross-sector settings. The challenges of today’s music industry require a musician that is capable of working in a variety of contexts. The Music Master for New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP) is designed to meet these demands.

The programme is currently available at Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Prince Claus Conservatoire in Groningen, Iceland Academy of the Arts and Royal College of Music in Stockholm. In addition, the following conservatoires participate in the project; Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, Norwegian Academy of Music, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and the National University of Singapore.

Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen participates in the project as an external evaluator helps with disseminating the project’s resaults.

About the Partnership and Project

The strategic partnership will focus on developing new content and sustainable structures for the NAIP training programme in terms of curriculum, mobility and recognition. It will develop expertise in the field of new audiences & innovative practice, especially with regards to the pedagogical knowledge and skills of the NAIP teachers, as well as to strengthen the position of the NAIP philosophy in regular training programmes. It will develop and spread the ideology of the creative collaborative learning methods that address the above mentioned issues, with the aim of increasing collaborative composition, improvisation, practice based research and building up personal skills in traditional study programmes.

Martin Prchal, vice principal at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, is head of the project’s steering group. The project is coordinated by Iceland Academy of the Arts, with a specially appointed project coordinator, Thorgerdur Edda Hall, and financial administrator Alma Ragnarsdóttir, head of IAA’s International Office. The first working group meetings will be held in The Hague and Groningen in February.

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Sist oppdatert: 4. desember 2014