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The seminar will bring 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 is being held from 11-13 July 2018 at the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
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 will 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, we hope 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, we will explore issues related to sustaining a musical career across a lifetime and how we might prepare young musicians to deal with these important matters. We encourage submission of papers, posters and performed research on matters pertaining to the Musician’s Career Lifespan.