TAKING HIGHER MUSIC EDUCATION IN EUROPE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Angela Dominguez, project co-ordinator, explains how it was beneficial for Polifonia’s working groups to meet in person to exchange ideas, and to discuss topics in depth with experts from all over the world:
Polifonia’s aim is to promote innovation and reform in higher music education and to help higher music education institutions, by producing a variety of tools (handbooks, seminars, online portals, etc.), to constantly improve their educational offer and its relevance.
At the core of the project's work is the search for new and innovative ways for young musicians to find work and integrate their roles as musicians in wider society.
Five working groups were put together to focus on five areas of study: Assessment and Standards; Artistic Research in Music; Quality Enhancement and Accreditation; Educating for Entrepreneurship; Recognition, Mobility and Joint Degrees.
Thanks to European funding, participants from conservatories, universities and music academies all over the world were able to strengthen their connections, become aware of each other’s work, and take inspiration from each other. The resources produced by the participants will be used by others in the sector for many years to come.