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)

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Video  of the webinar

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)


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.



International conference

Distance Learning in Higher Music Education: teaching technologies and methodologies




Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” di Milano

Via Conservatorio, 12 – Milano

Friday, February 2nd 2018 – Puccini Hall

The conference, addressed to Italian, European and International teachers and researchers in the Higher Music Education sector, is the first presentation of the INTERMUSIC Project (INTERACTIVE environment for MUSIC learning and practicing) funded by the European Union, through the the Italian National Agency Erasmus + (INDIRE), within the Erasmus + Program – KA2 Strategic Partnerships Higher Education Sector.

The project is coordinated by the G. Verdi Conservatoire in Milan with its partners: the Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (RDAM) in Copenhagen, the Lietuvos Muzikos ir Theater Akademija (LTMA) in Vilnius, the Association Europeenne des Conservatoires, Academies de Musique and Musikhochschulen (AEC) ) in Brussels.

The conference is intended as an opportunity for further study and discussion on Distance Learning in the specific field of Higher Music Education, in which speakers from universities, conservatories and European and international music institutes are confronted. Experts in distance education methodologies and technologies applied to different disciplines and in particular to the music field will offer their contributions.

The specific nature of the musical training is to include, in addition to theoretical disciplines, a large part of instrumental and vocal practice, both for single students as well as for chamber and orchestral ensembles: these practices require active interaction between students and teachers and its technological and methodological development as a consequence.

Moreover, today’s research and technologies are exploring new development areas that concern enhanced environments for learning instrumental practice as well as new forms of online musical creation and performance, such as Network Music and Network Music Composition.

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