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26th February, 2015

Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2015: Creativity and Changing Cultures

Event Details

26th February, 2015
End Date:
1st March, 2015
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, various venues

The Guildhall School of Music & Drama’s Reflective Conservatoire Conference is held every three years and is an established feature of the international events calendar.

The Conference brings together leading performers, teachers and researchers from all over the world to address the key issues in Higher Education within music and drama, explored through a series of performances, practical workshops, keynote speeches, curated sessions, seminars and round-table discussions.

The 4th international Reflective Conservatoire Conference, Creativity and Changing Cultures, will take place in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (including our flagship new building, Milton Court) and the Barbican Centre from Thursday 26 February to Sunday 1 March 2015.

Themes in 2015
Creativity, playfulness and improvisation – artistic development – experiential learning

Interdisciplinary connections
– meeting points
– shared values
– collaboration
– interrogating differences between art forms

The world in 2020 and beyond
– conservatoires in society

Viewpoints on the developing artist
– flow of exchange between teachers, alumni and professionals

Keynote speakers include

  • Ricardo Castro: pianist, conductor and founder of Brazil’s NEOJIBA youth music training programme
  • Liz Lerman: choreographer, dancer, educator, writer, and creator of the Critical Response Process, a rigorous feedback system for developing work in progress


Conference Package: £375 (full conference, includes all meals except conference dinner on 28 February
Conference dinner, 28 February: £75

Day tickets only
Single day rate, 27 or 28 February: £125
Single short day rate, 26 February or 1 March: £75
Fee includes: Registration fee, all refreshments and drinks receptions plus lunch on 27 & 28 February, and 1 March, entrance to all Conference sessions at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School

Fee does not include: Conference Dinner, payable at £75 extra; accommodation

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