Smart composer webinar series

Online. 8 - 22 June 2022

Smart Composer is a two-year strategic partnership project funded by the Erasmus+ programme that brings together six European partners to explore music education and composition methodologies for educators as well as the branding, digital marketing and entrepreneurship skills that are necessary for young composers today.

Society has changed significantly over the past decade. Music students study harmony and creative techniques to compose new music during their studies at music institutions, while composers are expected to meet with orchestras and ensembles etc interested in commissioning a piece of music.

The Smart Composer project aims to help composers upskill in order to foster their employability and the sustainability of their projects.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Wednesday 8 June 14:00 – 15:30 CET

The first webinar in the EU SMART Composer series, hosted by RESEO (Belgium) and Wazo Coop (Spain) will explore the concept of composer entrepreneurs and their motivation. Participants will hear composer and activist Marta Lozano Molano share her experience of pioneering composer entrepreneurship in Spain, and will examine how the Social Economy Model of enterprise could revolutionise our industry to become both more profitable and more sustainable. (Language: English)

Cross-cutting issues: Gender, Inclusion and Climate Change

Wednesday 15th June 14:00 – 15:30 CET

The second webinar in the EU SMART Composer series, presented by MateraHub (Italy) and Coompanion (Sweden), will explore the relationship between entrepreneurship and cross-cutting issues such as inclusion and climate change. Guest speakers Dr. Michelle Phillips from the Royal Northern College of Music (UK) and composer and intendant Bernard Foccroulle (France) will share their experiences of how artist entrepreneurs can engage with these issues, giving participants insight into the opportunities and influences to be sought in a challenging industry. (Language: English)

Networking for Composers

Wednesday 22 June 14:00 – 15:30 CET

The third webinar in the EU SMART Composer series, presented by La LABA (France) and l’Abbaye aux Dames (France), will highlight networking and its value for contemporary classical composers. In examining cutting-edge theory alongside the practical experiences of composer entrepreneurs, participants will better understand how, where and – crucially – why to network for better opportunities. (Language: English)

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