Artistic Experimentation

The research focus on Artistic Experimentation will be carried out by ORCiM (Orpheus Institute, Ghent) in association with the following institutions (as of October 2010): University of Music and Dramatic Arts, Graz, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Queensland Conservatorium, University of York.


Hollo-instituutti on asiantuntijoiden muodostama yhteistyöverkosto, joka harjoittaa, edistää ja uudistaa taiteiden pedagogista tutkimusta ja opetusta. Se rakentaa monialaista, taiteelliseen ja pedagogiseen tietoon, taitoon ja kokemukseen perustuvaa kansainvälisesti merkittävää tutkimusyhteistyötä sekä edistää tutkimukseen perustuvaa opetusta. Instituutti vahvistaa taiteiden pedagogiikan yhteiskunnallista vaikuttavuutta.


The Innovative Conservatoire. International Collaboration in Higher Music Education.
Partner Institutions: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London; Institute of Education, University of London, London; Stadia Polytechnic, Helsinki; The Royal Conservatoire, the Hague; Sibelius Academy, Helsinki; The Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Stockholm; Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Malmö; Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo.

Nordic Network for Music Education – NNME

NNME is a network within Nordplus. The partners in the network are all among the leading institutions in the Nordic and the Baltic countries, within the academic field of "music education" (in the Nordic countries called "music pedagogy"). The network comprises 20 institutions, carefully selected, and represent all the five Nordic and the three Baltic countries. For a number of years Bergen University College has been the network coordinator.

Nordisk Nettverk for Musikkpedagogisk Forskning

The network NNMPF should facilitate music educational research by initiate and do research education with broad Nordic participation, and facilitate communication of Nordic music educational research between researchers, and between researchers and "users".


In November 2009, five conservatoires/schools of music with a strong dedication to addressing certain key topics, including research, decided to collaborate intensively to address these domains: Queensland Conservatorium and its Research Centre (Brisbane); Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London); Sibelius Academy  (Helsinki); The Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Montreal); and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague with its links to Conservatorium Groningen, Orpheus Institute Ghent, and the University of Leiden.

During five years, starting from 2010, these five schools commit to a free exchange of experience, best practice, research outcomes, key staff, and students, as well as a number of concrete joint projects. The schools will collaborate on implementation of strategies, benchmark leadership issues, curriculum planning, staff training etc. At the same time, the project will work on dissemination of its findings to other schools.