An archive of every meeting of the Healthy Conservatoires Network to date.

May 23

Meeting 9: New Technologies for Health and Supporting Performers’ Hearing

Venue: Leeds College of Music

Number of Attendees: 35




  1. Welcome


  1. Health, wellbeing, and practice: Perspectives from Musical Impact

Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music


  1. Developing new technologies for health, wellbeing, and practice

George Waddell, Royal College of Music


  1. Discussion


  1. Introduction: The ‘noise’ of performance

Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music


  1. Monitoring musicians’ hearing: Results from the Royal Academy of Music

Ben Dymock, London South Bank University


  1. Best practice in effective conservation of auditory health for performers

Robert Shepheard, Anglian Hearing Healthcare


  1. Supporting performers’ hearing

Aidan Culley, Help Musicians UK


  1. Discussion


  1. AOB
December 10

Meeting 8: Addressing Challenges

Venue: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Number of Attendees: 50




  1. Introduction to the theme and aims of the day


  1. Exploring performance anxiety (Institutional case studies)


  1. Roundtable discussion


  1. BAPAM Health Promotion Scheme


  1. Reaching one to one teaching staff: challenges and solutions? (Perspectives on reaching one-to-one teaching staff)


  1. Roundtable discussion
May 18

Meeting 7: Implementation, Evaluation, and Research

Venue: Musicians’ Union, London

Number of Attendees: 21




  1. Implementation, Evaluation, and Research


  1. Implementing Fit to Perform


  1. Evaluation Techniques


  1. Developing Research


  1. Collaborating in Research


  1. Funding



November 3

Meeting 6: Widening Horizons

Venue: Royal Northern College of Music

Number of Attendees: 28




  1. RNCM Case Study


  1. Widening horizons: Health beyond the conservatoire


  1. Help Musicians UK – New services


  1. Treatment in the educational setting
May 5

Meeting 5: Mapping Assets

Venue: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Number of Attendees: 35




  1. Healthy Conservatoires’ guidelines


  1. Discussing BAPAM


  1. Musical Impact updates


  1. Mapping assets update and consolidating challenges


  1. Case study examples – Codarts, Rotterdam


  1. Evaluation and monitoring
November 16

Meeting 4: Assessing Challenges, Part II

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Number of Attendees: 20




  1. Recap and update of Challenge 1 and 2: Mapping assets and case studies


  1. Introducing Challenge 3: Creating a team


  1. Involving students


  1. The role of the network


  1. Evaluation and monitoring
May 5

Meeting 3: Assessing Challenges, Part I

Venue: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Number of Attendees: 30




  1. Setting Challenge 1: Mapping health and wellbeing assets in the UK conservatoire sector


  1. Assessing the process


  1. Challenge 2: Institutional case studies


  1. Communication and student engagement


  1. Evaluation and monitoring
October 20

Meeting 2: Developing the Healthy Conservatoires Network

Venue: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Number of Attendees: 22




  1. Development of terms of reference


  1. Creating a Healthy Conservatoire


  1. Developing ‘Fit to Perform’ – a framework for health promotion in the UK conservatoire sector
February 11

Meeting 1: Introduction to the Healthy Conservatoires Network

Venue: Royal College of Music, London

Number of Attendees: 14




  1. Introduction to Musical Impact: A CUK project


  1. Describing Healthy Universities


  1. Suggesting a Healthy Conservatoires approach


  1. Towards a healthier CUK
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