The European music profession is rapidly changing and suggests more flexible career patterns and a need for transferable skills and lifelong learning strategies. Musicians collaborate increasingly with practitioners in other arts and societal cross-sector settings. This reality holds challenges and implications for higher music education (Smilde 2009). This state of play was point of departure in 2006 for the development of the collaborative European master ‘New Audiences and Innovative Practice’ (NAIP) by five European conservatoires. Five schools, from Iceland, the UK, the Netherlands and Finland, devised an innovative two-year master programme, helping students to develop and lead creative projects in diverse artistic, community and cross-sectoral settings, thereby creating new audiences and developing their leadership skills in varied artistic and social contexts. The programme aims to provide future professional musicians with the skills and knowledge to become artistically flexible practitioners able to adjust to new contexts within a wide range of situations of societal relevance. This particular chapter entails a case study of the first summer school of this programme which took place in Iceland. It details the heart of the programme, the artistic laboratory and reflective practice.
|Title of host publication||Collaborative Learning in Higher Music Education:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Why, What and How?|
|Editors||Helena Gaunt, Heidi Westerlund|
|Place of Publication||Aldershot|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781409473060, 9781409446835|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- innovative practices
- new audiences
- lifelong learning
- music education
Smilde, R., & Halldorsson, S. (2013). An International Masters Programme "New Audiences and Innovative Practice": cricitcal reflection and mentoring at the heart of an artistic laboratory. In H. Gaunt, & H. Westerlund (Eds.), Collaborative Learning in Higher Music Education: Why, What and How? (pp. 225-230). Ashgate.