Webinar Intermusic: June 26th 2020

International  Webinar Event


Distance Learning in Higher Music Education


an international network and a platform dedicated to

Distance learning for Higher Education and Musical online practice

(Erasmus+ 2019 – 2020)

Conservatory of Music “G. Verdi ”in Milan, Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (RDAM) of Copenhagen, the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) of Vilnius, the Polytechnic of Milan,  and the Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) of Brussels 

The Webinar is aimed at teachers and researchers from Italian, European and International Higher Education Institutions interested in teaching methodologies, development, in-depth study and discussion on Distance Learning in the specific context of Higher Music Education. After three years the INTERMUSIC Project (INTERactive environment for MUSIC learning and practicing) is concluding its activities and intends to start, with this conference, a careful and lasting colloquy not only between the European Institutions involved in the Project, but also with Universities, Research Bodies, European and International Conservatories and Music Institutes interested in the development of online music teaching and practice.

JUNE 26th 2020, 9 – 13.30 (GMT +2)

This webinar is coordinated by the

Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


Presentation of the INTERMUSIC Platform, the developed Pilot Courses, and of the technologies and research methodologies tested.

9:00 Webinar introduction: Mantautas Krukauskas (LMTA), Roberto de Thierry (ConsMi)

The INTERMUSIC Project: implementation and general analysis of the developments expectations and future prospects; organization and development of the interactions between the partner institutions

9:15 Mantautas Krukauskas, Roberto Becerra (LMTA)

The INTERMUSIC platform: design, project and implementation, analysis and experimentation.

9.45 Paolo Rimoldi (ConsMI), Enrico Pietrocola (GARR – ConsMi)

Pilot Courses of Composition, Music Theory, Network Music Performance and Network Music Composition.

10.15 Christen Stubbe Teglbjaerg (RDAM)

The pilot course of “Mastering voice literature in original languages”, with the support of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet).

11:00 Break

11:15 Massimo Cottica (ConsMi)

The pilot course of “Practice of chamber music online”

11:45 Giovanni Cospito (ConsMi), Stefano Delle Monache (ConsMi)

Research report on musical interaction in performance both in presence and at distance: non-verbal communication, visual interaction, perception of acoustic space, directional map of acoustic sources.

12:15 – 12:45 Augusto Sarti (PoliMi), Luca Comanducci (PoliMi)

Ideas, technologies and tools for an e-learning platform dedicated to music: management of latency times, solutions to operate in conditions of excessive latency, methodologies aimed at improving the quality of interaction and the sense of presence.

12:45 – 13:30

Webinar audience engagement & discussion, with moderation of Carol Johnson (Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music)

Download program

Video  of the webinar

O5 – Musical Theory and Composition: the final recital

Nine composition students participating into this course (three from Milan, six from Vilnius) wrote their pieces, uploading them to the platform in four successive drafts.
The students were followed by their respective teachers and also used the platform tool to be able to ask “technical” questions to Prof. Hao Tan (RDAM)

Four pieces were then selected by the teachers for the performance during a concert of the PULSAR Festival (Copenhagen, 10.03.2020).

Watch some excerpts in the video below.

O7 – Mastering Vocal Repertoire in Foreign Languages

As announced by the Coordinator, Professor Christen Teglbjaerg, the online blended course “Mastering Vocal Literature in Foreign Languages” has now been launched, and will continue until March 6 2020, ending up  with a concert at the Milan  G. Verdi Conservatory of Music.

The course represents one of the seven intellectual outputs within the INTERMUSIC project and includes 15 participating students, 5 from each of the three partner Music Academies, CONSMI, LMTA and RDAM.

After the self-learning stage on the INTERMUSIC plaform, students are now interacting with the teachers of the three academies, Prof. Eva Hess Thaysen (Royal Danish Academy), Prof. Algirdas Janutas (Lithuanian Academy) and Prof. Stelia Doz (Milan G.Verdi Conservatoire). One-to-one online classes have taken place in a three-days intensive session (12, 13 and 14 February).

The residential session will take place in Milan at the G. Verdi Conservatoire, where teachers and students will meet in a five-days live work session.

Watch below a clip from an online session.

O6 – Chamber Music blended-course: final session in Vilnius


After the distance classes between teachers and students from Copenaghen, Milan and Vilnius, the Chamber Music blended course, one of the main outputs of the INTERMUSIC project, is reaching its acme with the final residential course in Vilnius.

From 17 to 21 February 2020 teachers and students will meet together at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre for an intensive work session that will culminate in a final concert which will be also broadcasted  real time to the Milan Conservatoire.

See also on Facebook 

Streaming live of the concert:

O5 – Composition for Chinese Traditional Instruments – Second online session

Further steps on our “special Silk Road”: on 4th November, the second online session of the INTERMusic program (Composition Output) was held, through the three-point connection Copenhagen-Milan-Vilnius.

As previously written, during this session the pieces of the selected Composition students from “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Milan and LMTA in Vilnius started to take shape under the skilled hands of the musicians of the Confucius Institute at the RDAM in Copenhagen.

A three-hours full immersion took place, during which the nine pieces of the composers (now half completed) have been rehearsed, once again discussing problems and technical solutions, and imagining possible developments.

It was a challenging session for both the composers and the performers: for the former, who are called to deal with little-known instruments and performing technics; for the latter, called to enter in a different musical culture and to face sometimes very demanding passages.

We are now looking forward for the next step, when the pieces will be completed and two of them will be selected for the performance at the Pulsar Festival, on 10th March 2020, in Copenhagen.

“Stay hungry, stay fool”

Paolo Rimoldi


Melbourne Conference 15 – 17 May 2020

We’re particularly proud to announce that INTERMUSIC  will be presented at the Forum 1 in the



hosted by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne.

The EU project INTERMUSIC (Interactive Environment for Music Learning and Practising, 2017-20) “What we learned, what we produced, where we are heading to”

The European project INTERMUSIC aims to develop digital skills in the field of music higher education, by 1) implementing an online shared platform for the distance learning dedicated to performing practices, theoretical and compositional courses; 2) designing specialised music training pathways that integrate lessons from different European music institutions, with sustainable development over time; 3) understanding the most demanding aspects of remote music interaction and communication in the context of chamber music, instrumental and vocal practice.
The workshop will feature the project’s highlights, along with concrete experiences of blended learning, collected after three years of collaborations among the five partners, Music Conservatoire of Milano, Politecnico of Milano, LMTA in Vilnius, RDAM in Copenhagen, and AEC in Brussels.


Presentation (pdf)


O5 – Composition with Chinese Instruments: first session

Such an inspiring event! On October 9th 2019 the first online session of the Composition with Chinese Instruments course took place, within the frame of the INTERMusic project.

Through a tri-point connection, students from Milan Conservatory and Vilnius Academy have met a group of traditional Chinese instruments players, from the Confucius Institute at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen: a great all-women team, with their teacher, Prof. Tuan Hao Tan.
During a two hours lesson, the performers have introduced the instruments (pipa, guzheng, yangqin, guqin, zhongruan, erhu), showing some technical possibilities; then they have given a first reading of the drafts uploaded by the composers on the INTERMusic platform, discussing with them regarding further developments, correcting the unavoidables mistakes, answering the questions,…
It was a very exciting experience!
We are looking forward to the second online session, when the ideas of the composers will start to take shape through the hands of those awesome players.
“Keep going, going on” (L. Berio, Sinfonia)
Paolo Rimoldi

AEC Annual Congress – Turin


The G. Verdi Conservatoire of Turin  hosted on 7-9 November 2019  the 46th AEC Annual Congress and General Assembly  “Re-imagining Success?” AEC – Strengthening Music in Society.

After one year from the first presentation of INTERMUSIC at the AEC Congress in Graz, the first project outcomes were introduced by Prof themarketingheaven.com. Mantautas Krukauskas (LMTA) and Roberto de Thierry (CONSMILANO), followed by a discussion between the panel of Rectors of the Music HEIs involved and the audience on “The Digital Higher Music Education Institution”.



Intermusic presented at the AEC International Relations Coordinators Meeting in Prague

Intermusic introduced to International Relations Coordinators during the annual AEC IRC meeting,

This multiplier event, in addition to those foreseen in the application, was organized as part of the annual meeting of the International Relations Coordinators of the Institutes associated with AEC, which took place in Prague from 19 to 22 September 2019.

The project management team in agreement with AEC, considered it useful to add this event to reach a very important audience. In fact, International Relations Coordinators always have a strategic role in cooperation and dissemination within their own Institutes. The presentation of INTERMUSIC, therefore, was specifically designed both to provide a cross-section of the project with the first results of the research (OUTPUT 2 and 3) and the blended courses, among which the Mastering Voice Literature Course in Original was extensively illustrated, and to encourage discussion on organizational and administrative issues within the management of a project whose complexity is given by the involvement of differentiated partners and by the fullness of intellectual outputs.

Therefore, topics such as the choice of partnership, the organizational model adopted, communication strategies, risk management and the maintenance of a high quality standard in cooperation were addressed.

The presentation of INTERMUSIC occupied one of the six parallel sessions of the Conference on 21 September, with a good participation.

The satisfaction questionnaire distributed at the end showed an average evaluation between 4 and 5 on a scale from 1 to 5 where 5 represents the maximum value.

There were also several requests for more information on the project by the participants.