The seminar brought together practitioners and scholars involved in the education of the professional musician to celebrate and explore the practices, pedagogies, roles and status that are currently shaping the learning and teaching of music professional around the world.
Say hello to Almaty, Kazakhstan
The ISME Education of the Professional Music Commission Pre-Conference Seminar was held from 11-13 July 2018 at the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Proceedings are coming soon.
Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest metropolis, is set in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains. It served as the country's capital until 1997 and remains Kazakhstan's trading and cultural hub. Landmarks include the Central State Museum, displaying thousands of historic Kazakh artifacts. In the center is Panfilov Park, home to the bright-yellow towers of Zenkov Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church.
The Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory has been carrying out the training of professional musicians since it was first established in 1944.
The seminar explore how musicians make and experience music throughout their lives, acknowledging that perspectives, needs and goals change across the professional lifespan. By meeting in Kazakhstan, the hope was to consider broad cultural viewpoints. In training students to become musicians and music educators, relatively little attention is given to the management of a career throughout its entire trajectory. During the CEPROM Seminar, delegates explored issues related to theysustaining a musical career across a lifetime and how they might prepare young musicians to deal with these important matters.