Impro Intensive

In november 2013 vond de derde en laatste editie plaats van het driejarige ERASMUS Intensive Programme voor improvisatie. Deze projectweek, die een deelname zag van 40 studenten en 20 docenten uit 11 verschillende landen, was een groot succes. Het doel van het ERASMUS Intensive Programme is om vooraanstaande Europese experts op het gebied van improvisatie op het Koninklijk Conservatorium bijeen te laten komen om over het onderwerp improvisatie onderling en met studenten ervaringen en informatie uit te wisselen.

 

Final report European Impro Intensive (open PDF)

Report by Royal College of Music, Stockholm (open PDF)

 

 

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The Royal Conservatoire has received a grant from the European ERASMUS programme for this intensive project in the field of improvisation to organise in cooperation with conservatories in Paris, London, Helsinki, Karlsruhe, Barcelona, Antwerp, Tallinn, Stockholm, Oslo and Bucharest. The goal of the project is to bring together leading European experts in the field of improvisation with students on the topic "the role of improvisation in classical music curriculum experiences and exchange information. The Royal Conservatoire will be a host for three years. This is the second year.

Besides the development of expertise in the field of improvisation, the project aims to teach students to organise and lead improvisation workshops in various contexts themselves. For example, like last year the students will give presentations and workshops in the various departments of the Royal Conservatoire and for pupils of the Johan de Witt College from The Hague. This results in the project are an interesting combination of artistic expertise and the development of skills that students can use in their future professional practice.

 

The experts are mostly teachers of conservatories where improvisation is part of the curriculum. The Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya is represented with their teachers Augustí Fernandez and Juan de la Rubia, the Guildhall School in London with David Dolan, Estonian Music Academy in Tallinn with Anto Pett and the Conservatoire de Paris with Vincent Le Quang. Also The Hague teachers such as Karst de Jong, Bert Mooiman, John Ruocco, and Rolf Delfos are active. Besides this, Noam Sivam, improvisation teacher at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York, will host a number of workshops.

 

The great interest from foreign institutes in participating in this project shows the increasing realisation that improvisation plays an important part in curriculums for classical music.

 

 

With support of the Embassy of the United States of America

 

Embassy of the United States of America