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Henrique Meissner is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Prince Claus Conservatoire and the research centre Music in Context. She studied recorder at the Utrecht Conservatoire and Music Psychology at The University of Sheffield. During her PhD studies, she conducted research into developing expressive performance: How can teachers facilitate young musicians’ expressive performance, and what do learners find useful methods for developing expressiveness?
Henrique is Course Leader for Practice-Based research in the Master of Music at the Prince Claus Conservatoire. As researcher, Henrique works on an exploratory project investigating socially engaged artistic research in music for the research group Music in Context. She also works with Robert Harris on making GAME accessible: Guided Audio-Motor Exploration (GAME) is an innovative method that allows hearing-impaired people with a Cochlear Implant (CI) to learn to play the piano in a short time frame, without music notation. The aim is to realize transfer-effects from the music to the speech domain by active musicking, to facilitate better understanding of speech for adult CI-users. Although GAME is designed for everyday music practice, working with GAME requires new knowledge and skills from teachers. Therefore, this project aims to develop training for pianists for teaching CI-users with GAME.

Education/Academic qualification

Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Doctor of Philosophy, Young Musicians' Learning of expressive Performance, The University of Sheffield

1 Aug 201231 Aug 2018

Award Date: 18 Feb 2019