Webinars for Young Composers

EU SMART Composer

Erasmus + Programme

EU Smart Composer Webinars for Young Composers

Welcome to the EU Smart Composer webinar series, a strategic project funded by the Erasmus+ program! We are proud to present a series of events designed to support VET Music Educators in teaching music students who compose new music. These webinars are a practical tool to facilitate knowledge transfer between educators and students, thereby enhancing their employability. Here are our upcoming webinars:

The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 14:00 – 15:30 CET.  2022


Hosted by RESEO (Belgium) and Wazo Coop (Spain), this first webinar examines the concept of composers as entrepreneurs and their motivation. Participants will hear from composer and activist Marta Lozano Molano about her experience in pioneering composer entrepreneurship in Spain, and will explore how the Social Economy Model of enterprise could revolutionize our industry to be more profitable and sustainable. (Language: English)

Cross-cutting Issues: Gender, Inclusion, and Climate Change

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 14:00 – 15:30 CET.  2022


Presented by MateraHub (Italy) and Coompanion (Sweden), this second webinar explores 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 on how artist entrepreneurs can engage with these issues, offering participants insight into the opportunities and influences in a challenging industry. (Language: English)

Networking for Composers

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 14:00 – 15:30 CET.  2022


Presented by Le LABA (France) and l’Abbaye aux Dames (France), this third webinar highlights the importance of networking and its value for contemporary classical composers. By 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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