Lucy Thraves

Deputy Editor

RNCM awarded Erasmus+ grant for new conducting project

2:00, 5th July 2018

The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) has been awarded a 436,000 euro grant to fund an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership which will help develop digital learning resources and online conducting studies.

The project, called ConductIT, will be run in partnership with the University of Stavanger (Norway), the Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal), and the Open University.

ConductIT will be aimed at music students and musicians who wish to acquire knowledge and skills as conductors. As well as producing an open online course, the project will looks at ways of developing curriculum-based learning in the field of conducting.

Mark Heron, RNCM tutor in conducting and head of the project, said: ‘The RNCM’s conducting degree programmes are amongst the best in the world, attracting the highest quality of students globally. We already pass this expertise through into our short courses and masterclasses aimed at young conductors, and those working in music education.

‘This project will enable us to reach an even wider audience, in collaboration with our colleagues in Stavanger who are already at the forefront of online conducting studies. The Universidade de Aveiro brings a southern European aspect to the project, and a strong research pedigree. The Open University is a world leader in online learning.’

The three-year course runs from 1 September 2018.


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