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Feb 10 - 13 2022


15:00 - 13:00

European Association of Conservatoires Pop and Jazz Platform

Event overview

The AEC Pop and Jazz Platform (PJP) meeting is an annual conference where teachers and students from the Pop, Jazz, World, Folk and Traditional music programmes get together to network, attend valuable sessions and exchange ideas as well as good practices.

The event is organised by the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC), and will take place in a hybrid form in Łódź (Poland) and online on 10-13 February 2022.

About the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform

The aim of the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform is to contribute to a better understanding, collaboration, and diversity within music and Higher Music Education (HME). The PJP discusses and promotes educational, pedagogical, musical, and professional issues on the basis of the particular expertise and experience the PJP community possesses. It supports the development of jazz, pop, folk, world music, and related programmes in the AEC’s membership institutions.

The PJP particularly promotes diversity in HME. Genre diversity in HME may be a complex issue and pose challenges for the institutions. Other ways of categorising the field than by genre are possible, for example by differences and similarities in teaching/learning and in musical and artistic processes. The PJP therefore in particular stimulates the discourse on the concept of genre, genre diversity, teaching and learning processes, self-perception and identities. The language used during this meeting will be in English.

2022 conference theme

This year’s theme is ‘Roads less travelled: Directions, Connections and Deviations’.

The times we live in today bring us many unknowns.

As humans, we are hard-wired to rule out as much uncertainty as we can to predict how to move on. In moving on we need to adjust our expectations and include more possible directions to find new and different roads to travel. As educators and performers in music, we show our resilience by allowing the unknown to become an incentive to make other connections. If the past months have taught us anything it is that the tool-set of musicians and creative thinkers has great value. It strengthens us in dealing with what we cannot foresee, and to deviate from what we know. The talents that come to our institutes remind us that the dream of becoming a professional in music is still very much alive. Those dreams should encourage us to recognise, design and facilitate pathways of sustainable educational and performance practices in Higher Music Education.

With this year’s AEC PJP theme, Roads less travelled: Directions, Connections and Deviations, you are invited to give a voice to the unknowns and uncertainties and to share your solutions and new perspectives.

It is on this premise the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform Preparatory Working Group, the AEC Office and the host institution, the Music Academy of Łódź, have worked on a hybrid program for the 2022 AEC PJP platform meeting.

Fees and booking

More information

For more information about the AEC Pop and Jazz Platform meeting please visit the event website or contact the AEC Office.


Akademia Muzyczna im. Grazyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczow


European Association of Conservatoires (AEC)

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 10 - 13 2022
  • Time: 10:00 - 08:00

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