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International conference The Music/ian is Present on social visibility and engagement of academic musicians will be live streamed online on the following link. The conference will be held in the Rectorate building of the University of Novi Sad, on 17 September 2022 at 10.

Public debate The Music/ian is Present, aiming at raising awareness on the role and position of academic musicians in society, will take place on 17 September 2002 at 17 o’clock at Cultural station “Svilara” in Novi Sad, and will be live streamed online on the following link.

The week event The Music/ian is Present 12-17 September 2022 in Novi Sad are part of the project activity WP 7.7, seeking to strengthen the cooperation between higher education, (inter)national institutions, business sector and wider society in enhancing the dialogue and bridging the gap between the academic and civil society.

The Public debate The Music/ian is Present to be held on 17 September 2022 in Novi Sad – European Capital of Culture 2022

Public debate The Music/ian is Present will be held on on 17 September 2002 at 17h, in Cultural station Svilara in Novi Sad. Done in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022, it aims at raising public awareness of the role and visibility of professional musicians in society, particularly social engagement of young academic musicians. The event will be live streamed online via the following link.

High officials from Serbian and EU cultural and HE institutions, representatives from state and private business sector, joined with distinguished artists in the field of contemporary and popular music, will open a dialogue and discuss current employability potentials for young musicians in Serbia and wider, the importance of being incorporated and active in society for their future careers, as well as challenges and changes in music profession today. Students’ voice will be heard in sharing the experience and outcomes from The Music/ian is Present bootcamp held on 12-16 September during which students from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (P1), Academy of Arts in Novi Sad (P2) and the Faculty of Philology and Arts in Kragujevac (P3) realized music performances created with a special meaning for particular new audiences and contexts outside of usual academic and concert framework.

The Music/ian is Present Public Debate (WP7.7) is the focal point of the week event by the same name, belonging to project activities leading to the strengthening cooperation between higher education, (inter)national institutions, business sector and wider society in enhancing the dialogue and bridging the gap between the academic and civil society.

The Music/ian is Present Public announcement

DEMUSIS project event The Music/ian is Present to be held in Novi Sad on 12–17 September 2022

The Music/ian is Present is three-part event which will be held in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 12–17 September 2022 in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022 project. As the key DEMUSIS project dissemination activity, it focuses on the third project’s objective – promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible academic musicians committed to the civil society, addressing it from different perspectives: educational, artistic, research and inciting public dialogue.

The Music/ian is Present week in Novi Sad will therefore include three interconnected events:

  • Student bootcamp in a form of a five days intensive course (12-16 September) offered by Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade and Faculty of Philology and Arts University of Kragujevac in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (The Netherlands), in which participants will explore and apply career skills and entrepreneurial skills in order to create musical interventions in people’s lives. It will also serve as a specific platform for enhancing student inclusion in quality assurance policies and actions, in cooperation with project Quality Assurance Group.
  • Scientific conference which will be held at the University of Novi Sad on 17 September, covering wide range of topics about current position of academic musicians in society, along with some trends in their artistic and social activity, as well as tendencies in developments of their identity in both local and global context;
  • Public debate on 17 September in Cultural station Svilara in Novi Sad, done in synergy with Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2022, aiming at raising public awareness of the role and visibility of professional musicians in society, particularly social engagement of young academic musicians. The list of speakers includes high officials from Serbian and EU cultural and HE institutions, representatives from state and private business sector, as well as distinguished artists in the field of contemporary and popular music.

The Public debate and conference will be live streamed on DEMUSIS Erasmus YouTube channel.

The activities of The Music/ian is Present DEMUSIS event aim at strengthening cooperation between higher education, (inter)national institutions, business sector and wider society in enhancing the dialogue and bridging the gap between the academic and civil society.

 Download: The_Musician_is_Present_12-17.09.2022__Agenda.pdf

The Music/ian is Present conference on social engagement and visibility of adamic musicians in society

The Music/ian is Present scientific conference will be held on 17 September 2022 at the University of Novi Sad, as part of the same name week event aiming at promotion of more engaged and culturally responsible academic musicians committed to the civil society. Participants, coming from the project academic partner institutions, will discuss current position of academic musicians in society, along with some trends in their artistic and social activity, as well as tendencies in developments of their identity in both local and global context.

DOWNLOAD: The MUSICian is Present Conference program and Book of abstracts

NBU teaching visit to Serbian HMEIs realized in May 2022

From May 11th to 20th 2022, six teachers from New Bulgarian University (P5) came to their first live teaching visit to music academies in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Kragujevac. During their stay in Serbia, Simo Lazarov, Emil Traichev, Tsanimir Baychev, Natalia Afeyan, Pavlina Velichkova I Margarita Marionova Krusteva-Stoichevska offered lectures, workshops and Q&A session in the field of digital and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills to over 100 music students of the BA and MA study programs reformed during the DEMUSIS project, as well as to 13 students of two master programs introduced at the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) in the framework of the project.

In their lectures and Q&A sessions, Simo Lazarov, Tsanimir Baychev and Emil Traichev focused on the topics of sound design, soundscape and sound engineering. Students of new MA study programs Music Direction and Applied Research in Music (PRIMA) from the Faculty of Music University of Arts in Belgrade (P1) and BA students of Music Production from the Academy of Arts University of Novi Sad (P2) widened their knowledge on various software for sound design and work with samples, granular synthesis, work with electronic instruments, as well as the challenges of sound engineering from point of view of a professional musician. Additionally, many examples and details from the practice with the lively discussion further enriched the knowledge of music direction, multimedia integration of music, video and/or other arts and related topics.

The field of music entrepreneurship and social engagement of academic musicians in diverse fields of music research and music performance was addressed in the visiting lectures and workshops given by Pavlina Velichkova, Natalia Afeyan and Margarita Marinova Krusteva-Stoichevska. In her teaching sessions with students of the master study program Applied Research in Music from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Pavlina Velichkova particularly brought attention to the issues of communication with audience, engaging new audiences and keeping their attention, as well as influence of Covid-19 health crisis on musicians’ contact with the public, together with answering the challenges of the post-Covid times. Moreover, an overview of new tendencies in music marketing with examples of good practices was offered and discussed. The ensuing Q&A session was dedicated to looking into final master thesis and projects of PRIMA students and consultations. At the Faculty of Philology and Arts University of Kragujevac (P3), meeting the needs of the students and teachers of the modernized BA studies Music and Media and Music theory and Music Pedagogy, in addition to the topics of music entrepreneurship and new marketing approaches in music, dr Velichkova also included the talk on digital tools for teaching music theory.

Work with audience, its engagement and communication in ethnomusicology (field) research and vocal studies and performance was explored in lectures and workshops given by Margarita Marinova Krusteva-Stoichevska. Furthermore, with students of BA modernized studies in ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology from P1 and P2, she looked into diversity in style and character of the Bulgarian folklore areas – music, instruments, singing and dancing.

Natalia Afeyan, on the other hand, was a guest teacher in vocal studies programs at P1 and P3, sharing her huge experience in teaching singing, both online and in person, covering elements such as singing technique, phrasing, expression, language and other.

In addition, all topics and lectures were enriched by exchange of examples of good practice in direct contact with teaching staff as a live follow-up to teacher training in project fields, previously held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.

 

NBU (P5) teaching visit to P1- P3 – Agenda, 11-20. 05. 2022

 

Simo Lazarov, Tsanimir Baychev and Emil Traichev

 

Pavlina Velichkova

 

Margarita Krusteva-Stoichevska

 

Natalia Afeyan

 

 

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