‘Global classroom’ as 4 music colleges link upNews
The Royal College of Music (pic), Manhattan School of Music, Royal Danish Academy of Music and mdw (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) – have formed an international alliance to share online teaching.
This could be big.
The Royal College of Music (London) has joined with the Manhattan School of Music (MSM), the Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM), and the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW) to launch the Global Conservatoire, an ambitious digital learning environment that will expand each institutional partner’s course offerings, opening up a new and flexible world of asynchronous courses against a rich cultural backdrop.
This innovative partnership, which launches as a pilot programme in 2021–22 with one course in the autumn term and additional offerings in spring, will bring faculty and students from each of the four institutional partners into an online classroom, cultivating an international exchange of ideas. The programme’s asynchronous design will allow students from four conservatories in three different time zones to work at their own pace, completing courses around busy rehearsal and practice schedules…
The first year or pilot phase will offer eight courses in 2021–22 with the Global Conservatoire’s offer expanding each year during the partnership’s first five years. The resulting courses will provide students with a diverse choice, with offerings equally apportioned among the four partner schools.