Armchair season: Denis Matsuev at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall
Photo by Evgeny Razumny
© Moscow Philharmonic Society


3 December 2020


10:00-10:10 (CET) Words of Welcome by IMZ + AEC, technical briefing and Zoom house rules

(CET) Course outline by IMZ Academy Director Peter Maniura + Introduction Round
Participants + lecturers briefly introduce themselves and summarise the current digital + media strategy of their institution/ the media curriculum.

(CET) Presentation + Q&A: “Creating, communicating and connecting” by Peter Maniura

(CET) Presentation + Q&A: “Keeping up with reality” by Yury Revich
The successful violinist sheds light on how creative use of digital technology is an integral part of his artistic identity and a key component in his career strategy.

(CET) Break

(CET) Presentations + Q&A: “Towards Digital Artistry” + “Taking the College into the Digital Age” by The Royal College of Music London (Diana Salazar, Matt Parkin)
These presentations will explore the common misconceptions + barriers to embedding technology in the conservatoire and how they can take a step towards the digital age.

(CET) Breakout sessions
Participants divide into groups to gather two key questions or issues each to discuss in the following panel discussion.

13:00-13:30 (CET) Panel discussion + Q&A

13:30-14:15 (CET) Lunch Break
Virtual networking will be possible during the break.

14:15-15:00 (CET) Presentation + Q&A: “A personal musical journey in the digital age” by Mimi Harmer
Miranda Harmer, Chair at Conservatories UK Student Network, examines the students’ perspective and elaborates on technology, interdisciplinarity, online presence and employability.

15:00 – 16:00 (CET) Presentations: “Shock Therapy – Higher music education in times of Covid” + “The Physical and the Virtual – exploring a new building + new ways of being” by the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (Marlon Titre, Henk van der Meulen)
The presentations examine how conservatories can get organised and learn from their students, teachers and IT colleagues to fully leverage the phase of transformation they are in.

(CET) Break
Optionally, the groups are welcome to use the break to start working on the assigned practical challenge.

16:15-17:00 (CET) Practical workshop
Each group works on the assigned practical challenge.

17:00-17:30 (CET) Groups report back
The groups present their results.

17:30-18:00 (CET) Reflection + conclusion
Peter Maniura leads the discussion to summarise what we have learned over the past two days and how this can be applied in our professional lives when we get back home.

18:15 (CET) Virtual drinks + networking
All participants are invited to network and get to know each other over virtual drinks!



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