DEMUSIS project to be presented at virtual conference

DEMUSIS project will be presented at the virtual conference Teaching Music Online in Higher Education as part of the address „The European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and its actions regarding the digitization of the higher music education sector in Europe” by Sara Primiterra from the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC). She will talk about the actions AEC is taking in the field of digitization through the leadership and participation in projects involving the use of digital technologies in higher music education, such as DEMUSIS project. Her address will be followed by live Q&A session, available as part of Forum 2 on Friday May 15th at 7am on conference website: http://www.teachingmusiconlineinhighered.com/

Teaching Music Online in Higher Education is an online research-informed conference on the practice of teaching music online at the Higher Ed/ tertiary levels. The conference, sponsored by the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Melbourne, Australia), will address aligned topics and challenges faced by teachers, students and school leaders interested, and/or engaged in how to teach or perform music online. Researchers, practitioners, and graduate students from across the globe will gather together and share their ideas and vision for creating effective and meaningful online music learning and performance for students.

The virtual conference provides participants from all around the globe with opportunity to take in the keynote speakers via live stream (or recording), academic presentations, live stream discussions, and live stream workshops. It will take place on May 15-16 across 48 hours to support global attendees with live stream keynotes at a time that is manageable for Australia, Canada/US and Europe.

Applied Research in Music, new master study program

Applied Research in Music, one of the two new master study programs developed at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) in the scope of the DEMUSIS project, was adopted by relevant institutional bodies and the University of Arts Senate and is ready for submission to the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education.

Applied Research in Music is innovative new master study program in music aiming at enabling music students to understand substantial relations between music sciences, digital technologies, entrepreneuship and social engagement in the field of music, and to empower them to continually creatively develop those links on theoretical and practical level in the digitally transformed society. The study program outcomes will therefore enable the students to integrate acquired knowledge and research innovativeness, offering insight into the possibilities of its practical application, and emphasize the relevance of continual study and professional enhancement and creative approach to applied research in music at high professional level. Moreover, the outcomes include successful identification of specific target group with development of productive dialogue with audiences using both traditional and digital channels of communication, while employing contemporary technologies and knowledge in the field of applied marketing. Students will therefore learn to put the knowledge and skills of digital music formats to practice in theoretical and practical music research and to integrate them professionally and ethically with the market approach.

Entry prerequisites include completed bachelor studies in the field of music (composition, music performance, and music research).

The submission of the application for accreditation of Applied Research in Music master study program will be final part of WP1 Preparation and Analysis, with the outcome WP 1.5 New study programs designed and accredited.

Teacher training study visit to Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre cancelled due to COVID-19

Teacher training study visit to Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (LMTA) in Vilnius planned for 15-21 March 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak right before the cancellation of the process of studies at LMTA effective from March 12, and the declaration of the State of Emergency in Serbia of March 15.

Teachers from Serbian academic partner institutions – namely, 6 teachers from the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1), 3 teachers from the Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad (P2) and 3 teachers from the Faculty of Philology and Arts of the University of Kragujevac (P3), were planned to take part in training in the field of implementation of diverse digital and entrepreneurial approaches to music, such as digital methods of music research and teaching, innovative practices of music direction, distance and e-learning, music entrepreneurship and management and working with LoLa equipment. Study visit to Lithuanian academic partner is part of WP3 – Staff training and development of teaching.

The new date of the teacher training study visit to Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre is yet unknown and subject to further national (Serbian and Lithuanian) and EU decisions, measures and regulations regarding COVID-19 health crisis.

LMTA teacher training

Music Direction, new master study program at the University of Arts in Belgrade, submitted for accreditation

Application for accreditation of new master study program Music Direction at the Faculty of Music of the University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) is submitted to the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education, following adoption by relevant institutional bodies and University of Arts in Belgrade Senate on January 30th 2020.

Music Direction master program, one of the two new master programs being introduced at P1 through the DEMUSIS project, aims at shaping music professionals skilled in diverse creative processes in music direction. The learning outcomes cover development of practical skills (such as using contemporary technologies in music recording, production, editing and direction), theoretical knowledge (such as understanding of music repertoire and material, musical styles and performance), as well as general competencies (such as development of psychological understanding, critical thinking and communication skills).

Entry prerequisites include completed bachelor music studies in music performance or music research.
The submission of the application for accreditation of Music Direction master study program is final part of WP1 Preparation and Analysis, with the outcome WP 1.5 New study programs designed and accredited.

New digital laboratory installed at P1

The new digital laboratory is successfully installed and adequate digital infrastructure developed at P1’s Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
The laboratory is equipped with new computers with hardware, MIDI keyboards and music software estimated as essential for introducing new
digital and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to music study programs based on conclusions of realized study visits to EU partners, study of
needs of national HEIs and dialogue with stakeholders.

The equipment is obtained through Public procurement and Tendering procedure called by project coordinator, University of Arts in Belgrade,
and realized in July and November 2019. Two other national HEIs – Academy of Arts of the University of Novi Sad and Faculty of Philology
and Arts of the University of Kragujevac, have upgraded their tone studios and digital laboratories with procured equipment.
The purchase and installation of new equipment at P1-P3 successfully wraps activities 2.2-2.5 in WP2 Upgrading of methodology.

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