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dr. Luc Nijs 🔗

Luc Nijs is postdoctoral researcher at IPEM (Ghent University) and PhD Student in the Arts at CORPoREAL (Royal Conservatoire Antwerp). He holds a PhD in Arts Sciences (Systematic Musicology), and MA degrees in Music Performance (clarinet) and Philosophy. His research integrates theory development, empirical studies and practice, focusing on the musician-instrument relationship, on the role of body movement in (technology-enhanced) instrumental learning processes. He is a regular invited speaker on music educational seminars and was member of the advisory board of the Flemish Ministry of Education.

Luc is member and appointed chair (2017-2021) of the AEC Digitization Working Group. Furthermore, he is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood (IJMEC) and member of the scientific committee of ICDS, the International Conference of Dalcroze Studies. He is guest lecturer in "Music Educational Technology" and "Embodied Music Cognition"  at different Conservatoires in Europe.



Luc Nijs (BE) - Paulina Figaszewska (PL) - Iro Michael (CY)

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dr. An de Bisschop (BE)

An De bisschop obtained a Phd (2009) in Educational Sciences at Ghent University (Belgium), with a phd concentrating on community arts practices in both Flanders and South Africa. After her Phd she became for 5 years (2010-2015) director of Demos, a Flemish knowledge centre doing research and supporting practices on topics such as community arts, cultural participation of disadvantaged groups and the arts in a superdiverse society. Since 2016  she is lecturer and Chair of the Educational Masters in the Arts at School of Arts-Royal Conservatory Ghent. Her main fields of interest for both research and teaching, are community arts and participatory arts, arts education, and teacher training. Since 2020 she is CI for the Belgian context in the Research Music for social impact: practitioners’ contexts work and beliefs, an international research cooperation between Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GB), Sibelius Academy (Finland), Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas (Colombia) and University College Ghent (Belgium), funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (London).  

Prof. dr. Barbara Dutkiewicz (PL) 🔗

PhD hab. Barbara Dutkiewicz is the Associate Profesor of Eurhythmics at The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland. She teaches eurhythmics, music choreography, plastique animée, movement techniques, methodology of eurhythmics teaching(children, teenagers and seniors)and piano improvisation. She also works with actors, singers and instrumentalists teaches stage movement, court dancers, movement improvisation.She graduated with distinguished diploma at Master of Art in Eurhythmics. In addition, she attended the Pantomime Studio 'Mime Theater of Sound and Movement IOTA', and The School for New Dance Development at Theater School in Amsterdam. He works actively both as an artist and researcher(wrote over 20 articles,gives many lectures and workshops in Poland, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Great Britain, Hongkong, Sweden, USA). Her artistic activities include choreography of music, compositions of stage movement as well as performative author’s project (presented in Poland, Austria, France, Germany, The Czech Republic, The Netherlands,Ukraine). 

Prof. dr. Yiannis Miralis (CY) 🔗

Dr. Yiannis Miralis is Associate Professor of Music Education and Saxophone at European University Cyprus, where he conducts the symphonic band of the university. He completed his studies in music education in the USA and has taught at the University of Cyprus, the University of Windsor and the UniversityofIdaho. His areas of specialization are instrumental music education, multicultural music education, world music pedagogy and conducting of wind ensembles. He has presented in various conferences and has published articles and book chapters at national and international journals. Miralis is an active saxophonist and chamber musician with numerous performances in USA and Europe. He is a board member of ECMTA, chair of the Forum for Instrumental and Vocal Teaching of ISME and director of the Laboratory for Instrumental Music Education and Research.

Georgia Nicolau (CY) 🔗

Georgia Nicolaou (1990) is a Cypriot composer, researcher and educator based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a master’s degree in Composition from Codarts University of the Arts, and she previously studied Composition at HKU –Utrecht Conservatory and Ionian University in Corfu, Greece.

She currently works as a music teacher at Musica Impulscentrum voor Muziek in Belgium and in Rotterdam. From September 2021, she works on a research project entitled “Moving in Musicking: Promoting social inclusiveness for children at risk” within CORPoREAL, at Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp – AP University College. 

Further, she is an acclaimed composer, pianist and singer. She was awarded the Tera de Marez Oyens prize during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht 2016. Her works have been performed in prestigious music festivals, such as Operadagen Rotterdam 2019, de Parade 2019, November Music 2018, Transit 2018 and Gaudeamus 2018 among others.

Hans van Regenmortel (BE) 🔗

Hans Van Regenmortel is an artistic coordinator at Musica, Impulse Centre for Music in Belgium. For more than 25 years he has been a teacher of the violin and creative music making. He has been involved in diverse artistic projects in non-formal contexts as well as schools and teacher education. He regularly contributes to publications concerning music and art education.
As a teacher and performer he soon became aware of the inconsistencies in mainstream music education, which often result in confusing ideas about learning, notation, memory, artistry and talent. His main research focus is on the relevance of musicality as a phenomenon to development and education in general.
He is an advocate for using (collaborative) creativity as a core tool for developing integrated musical skills.

Prof. dr. David-Emil Wickström 🔗

David-Emil Wickström studied Scandinavian studies, musicology and ethnomusicology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Bergen and University of Copenhagen. He has conducted research on the revival of Norwegian traditional vocal music as well as on post-Soviet popular music. Currently employed as a Professor of popular music history at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg he is also responsible for the artistic Bachelor degree programs “Pop Music Design” and "World Music". In addition, he chairs the AEC working group "Diversity, Identity and Inclusiveness" and is a founding board member of IASPM D-A-CH.

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