Acknowledgements

This MOOC was produced collaboratively by the University of Stavanger, the Royal Northern College of Music, the University of Aveiro and The Open University.

ConductIT is a part of the ERASMUS+ program KA2 – Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices / KA203 – Strategic Partnerships for higher education.

ConductIT Partners:

The University of Stavanger, Norway (Coordinator of the Project)
Faculty of Performing Arts

Primary contact: Morten Wensberg, Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Performing Arts, UiS
Email: [email protected]

Royal Northern College of Music, UK (Partner Institution)

Primary contact: Mark Heron, Professor and Acting Head of Conducting, RNCM
Email: [email protected]

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal (Partner Institution)

Primary contact: António Lourenço, Professor Associado, UA
Email: [email protected]

The Open University, UK (Partner Institution)

Primary contact: Dr Naomi Barker, Senior Lecturer in Music, OU
Email: [email protected]

ConductIT has a multinational and transdisciplinary team. Though its essence is highly focused on music and the art of conducting the team also includes specialists in areas such as education, communication sciences, technology, and digital media.

The ConductIT MOOC is a part of www.conductit.eu, with the following contributors:

Content Authors, Editors and Designers:

Photo by © Matthew Seed

Mark Heron is a Scottish conductor noted for dynamic and well-rehearsed performances across an unusually wide repertoire. As Professor of Conducting at the RNCM he works regularly with the College’s orchestras and ensembles, is the Music Director of the Nottingham Philharmonic, and guest conducts with professional orchestras in the UK and beyond. Alongside his conducting engagements, Mark has an international reputation as a leading conducting teacher. He heads the RNCM’s world-renowned conducting programmes, is a visiting professor to the Royal Air Force, and is frequently invited to teach at masterclasses all over the world. www.markheron.co.uk

Naomi Joy Barker

Naomi Joy Barker is a Senior lecturer in music at the Open University. She is the author of a MOOC ‘Understanding musical scores’ and of open access online courses on the OpenLearn platform. She has also written substantial amounts of teaching material for the Open University on such diverse topics as the blues, music and the ‘print revolution’ and protest music in South Africa. Prior to joining the OU, Naomi held part-time teaching posts at the University of Durham and the University of Manchester and worked for a number of years in music education and music education management. 

Alex Webb

Alex Webb is a conductor from Manchester UK. He achieved a distinction as the Timothy Reynish Conducting Scholar (RNCM) and is continuing his studies as a PhD Student at the RNCM; researching Light Music and the music of Ernest Tomlinson. From 2016 – 18, Alex was the assistant conductor to Jon Storgards and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra as well as assistant musical director for the Gary Numan UK Tour. Alex also enjoys a busy and varied schedule with brass and wind bands across the UK and is delighted to be a team member for the ConductIT project.

Giorgio Zampirolo

Giorgio Zampirolo is an online education consultant. He is also a PhD student at the Open University (UK) and a composer and drummer with London-based post-punk band Snapped Ankles. He obtained his BMus in Music Education and Composition and MMus in Advanced Musical Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. His teachers included Professor Mark Bowden, Professor Helen Grime, Professor Tina K. Ramnarine, Dr Timothy Summers, Dr Samantha Fernando, and Dr Aaron Holloway-Nahum. Giorgio’s research primarily focuses on MOOCs, online pedagogy, music pedagogy, instructional design, and e-learning/blended-learning environments. He is interested in self-determined learning, heutagogy, 21st century skills, and engaging with music in participatory ways using media and technology.

Andre Granjo

Andre Granjo is a Portuguese conductor and educator. He holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Coimbra, a Master Degree in Music Education from the University of Aveiro and a Master Degree in Wind Band Conducting from the Zuid-Nederlandse Hoogeschool fur Muziek. As part of his PhD project, he held a position as a Visiting Scholar at the University of North Texas from 2009-2011. He has appeared as a guest conductor in various European countries, Asia, North and Central America, and is regularly invited to conduct workshops for young musicians and young conductors in Portugal and abroad.

Evgueni Zoudilkine

Evgueni Zoudilkine was born in Borovsk, Russia. He began his teaching career Portugal in 1993, and since 1996 he is Professor of Composition and Musical Analysis at the University of Aveiro. He studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow where he got his Master Program in Composition in 1991, under the supervising of Albert Leman and Constantin Batashov. In 2004 he got his PhD in Composition at the University of Aveiro. Zoudilkine has been commissioned to write for a variety of international festivals and competitions and his compositions have been awarded multiple prizes.

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