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.
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.
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.
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.
After one year from the first presentation of INTERMUSIC at the AEC Congress in Graz, the first project outcomes will be now introduced, 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 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.
This training session led by Mantautas Krukaskas and Roberto Becerra, was fully focused on Moodle. The purpose of this second training course, that took place in January 2018 at CONSMI, was to enable teachers, researchers and technicians of POLIMI, CONSMI, RDAM and LMTA involved in the development of the INTERMUSIC online platform to an autonomous user level.
The first training course included in the project took place from November 27th to December 1st 2017 at LMTA in Vilnius and was a prerequisite for the development of the Distance Learning Platform. During these five days of activity, experts from LMS MOODLE in Vilnius presented the potential of MOODLE to teachers and technicians of PoLiMI, ConsMI, RDAM and LMTA, involved in the use and implementation of the platform. It was also an opportunity to consolidate the synergies between the partners and to clarify the objectives, times, requirements and methods of implementation of the platform.