August 2015

Nordplusmusic Newsletter

August 10 and 17 -  find two differences!

Welcome back to the office! Autumn semester 2015 is starting soon with a wide variety of projects - it's definitely not quiet on the Nordplusmusic front!

Improvise to Improve

17 - 21 August 2015
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Third and final session of the improvisation project has opened the autumn season.
A week of sharing experiences and methods in order to promote improvisation and improve music pedagogy.
A recipe for a good Nordplus course? Mix together group sessions, concerts and jams, sprinkle with movement and dance, stir in some sauna, top off with a freshly made impro-opera and enjoy!

Girl Power in Jazz

25 - 30 August 2015
Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg

No power like Girl Power to kick off the new year!
Ancient history called - it wants back the concept that in jazz a woman's place is behind the mic. Yet, females remain a minority in jazz. Our project tackles that issue by featuring all-female bands only. Seminars, ensembles, concerts, circlesongs and sofa talks - the floor is yours, girls!

Audition Training

21 - 25 September 2015
Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

Practice makes perfect! A great possibility for young opera singers to gain experience for auditions - from vocal lessons to masterclasses in vocal performance and breathing techniques to a demo audition with feedback from opera agents.

4 to 24 Saxophones

12 - 18 October 2015
Latvian Academy of Music

This is not a math test but a music course centering on one of the most versatile music instruments - saxophone. A great possibility for young saxophonists to meet several extraordinary musicians who form the multi-coloured pattern of the present saxophone performance tradition. Together they will work with different saxophone ensembles – from quartets to large ensembles of 24 musicians.

Connecting Opera and Sound Art (COSA)

12 - 18 October 2015
Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg

What happens when you connect opera and sound art? COSA! Mixing tradition and innovation, this course allows a new look at the opera tradition, a possibility to envision its further development and create a model for innovation.
Practical work, lectures, seminars and discussions, ending with a sound art opera performance. Exciting times ahead!

IRC Forum 2015

19 - 21 October 2015
Royal Danish Academy of Music

Wonderful wonderful Copenhagen is ready to host the Nordplus coordinators end of October! With the main topic Increasing student mobility, the presentations, workshops and discussions focus on what is decisive for Generation Y students when making decisions about their studies and mobility and how we as institutions can adapt our information and services to accommodate them.
Combined with network updates, IP reports and planning, ExeCom elections and an optional NOAS workshop, IRC Forum 2015 is an all-inclusive meeting package!

Stay tuned for more information available soon at

CAB - Composition, Arrangement, Bandleading 

16 - 20 November 2015
Oulu University of Applied Sciences

This CAB drive will consist of composing, arranging, band-leading and ensemble playing. Experimenting a teaching method based on co-creative hands-on approach in learning, using the students’ individual strengths and cultural heritage for the benefit of the group... Hail that CAB in Oulu!
Visit our webpage

Upcoming events

17 - 21 August, Helsinki
Improvise to Improve

25 - 30 August, Aarhus
Girl Power in Jazz

21 - 25 September, Vilnius
Audition Training

12 - 18 October, Riga
4 to 24 Saxophones

12 - 18 October, Gothenburg
Connecting Opera and Sound Art

19 - 21 October, Copenhagen
IRC Forum 2015

16 - 20 November, Oulu
Composition, Arrangement, Bandleading
Partner News
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences