Capacity Building Seminars

EUROPEAN MUSIC SCHOOL UNION (EMU) CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINARS

EMU has been organising capacity building seminars since 2013 as a service to its members.

The EMU capacity building seminars offer possibilities to learn from the best specialists in music education from different European countries and provide a platform for exchange, peer-learning, and networking. They foster pragmatic and innovative tools for music education development, and therefore all speakers of the seminars have hands-on experience in music education. Since one of the key goals of the seminars is to exchange knowledge among participants, all presentations are followed up by open discussions.

The target group of the EMU seminars is music school directors and teachers, as well as people working in national music school associations. The seminars are well suited for any person who is interested in developing new pedagogical skills and tools.

Guidelines and information about organising a capacity building seminar can be found in the «Memorandum of Understanding»

At the moment, EMU has three different kinds of capacity building programmes:

1) Many Learners, Many Pedagogies
These seminars explore the different kinds of pedagogies in music education including group pedagogy, online pedagogy, early childhood music education, music education for children with special needs as well as for talented children and elderly people.

2) Group Pedagogy and Collaboration with Schools
These seminars present different ways to organise group pedagogy and improve group dynamics. If the hosting country is interested in developing collaboration with school the programme can also offer new models for collaboration with comprehensive schools. One aim of the seminars is to think about how we can make music education more open and offer access to active music-making and singing for all.

3) Quality in Music Education
These seminars present the different kinds of evaluation models and philosophies. The aim of this type of seminar is to explore how we can use evaluation as a tool for development and how we can assure quality in pre-college music education with the help of evaluation. Seminars present quality criteria in pre-college music education made by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and different kind of music schools evaluation models.

If you have any questions concerning the capacity building seminars do not hesitate to contact us at office(at)musicschoolunion.eu

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Some examples of the seminars are below:

Many Learners, Many Pedagogies,
26 – 27 October 2018, Nice, France

The fifth edition of the seminar will take place on October 26 – 27  in the beautiful city of Nice, France. The event will be hosted and held both at the “Hotel Le Royal”, facing the magnificent “Baie des Anges” and in the premises of the Conservatoire of Nice, on the heights of the city.

The seminar will explore different kinds of pedagogies including group pedagogy, net pedagogy, early childhood music education, music education for children with special needs as well as for exceptionally talented children and elderly people. Presentations will be followed up by open discussions among the participants.

The conference language is English with translation from English to French being provided.

Please find the preliminary programme of the seminar here.
Click here for the speakers’ biographies.


‘Group Pedagogy & Collaboration with Schools’
18 – 19 June 2018, Stockholm, Sweden

Please find the preliminary programme of the seminar here.
Click here for a short synopsis of the different sessions.
Click here for the speaker’s biographies.


‘Group Pedagogy & Collaboration with Schools’
27 – 28 October 2017, Reyjkavik, Iceland

Our members have expressed a great interest in a second edition of the seminar on this topic, as many of them were not able to attend the first edition held in Copenhagen in 2016. The EMU has therefore decided to repeat the seminar in Reykjavik with only minor changes to the programme.

Please find the preliminary programme of the seminar here.
Click here for a short synopsis of the different sessions.
Click here for the speaker’s biographies.


‘Quality in Music Education’
26-27 April 2017 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

The seminar explored the different kinds of evaluation models and philosophies. Speakers of the seminar were specialists with hands-on experience in music education evaluation. The seminar explored how we can use evaluation as a tool for development, how the external auditing and evaluation have been conducted in music schools in Czech Republic, how we can assure quality in pre-college music education and presented new quality criteria in pre-college music education made by the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) as well as the music schools evaluation model from Switzerland. Presentations were followed up by open discussions “Evaluation and quality assurance in music schools” among the participants. Please click HERE to download the detailed programme.


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‘Group Pedagogy & Collaboration with Schools’
27 – 28 October 2016, Hvidovre (Copenhagen), Denmark

Click HERE for the Seminar programme.
Click HERE for a short synopsis of the different sessions.
Click HERE for the speaker’s biographies.