An archive of every Healthy Conservatoires Network meeting to date.

2022
Meeting 15: Health promotion in performing arts education: Whose responsibility?

Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 104

Co-chairs: Jane Ginsborg, Raluca Matei, and Claire Cordeaux

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music 

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

 

Session I: Presentations with Q&A

 

  1. The effects of a new curriculum for health on a conservatoire

           Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music

 

  1. Engaging experts in multidisciplinary conversations around musicians’ health

            Raluca Matei, Birkbeck, University of London

 

  1. Delivering healthy practice interventions in the performing arts

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

 

Session II: Breakout rooms and discussion

 

  1. Creating the conditions for culture change – provocations for the breakout session

           Sarah Preece, Freelance Consultant

 

  1. Breakout rooms

 

  1. Feedback and discussion

           Chaired by Claire Cordeaux, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

 

  1. Closing remarks and AOB

           Raluca Matei, Birkbeck, University of London

2021
Meeting 14: Physical fitness in the performing arts: Interdisciplinary perspectives on physical wellbeing

Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 92

Chair: Sarah Upjohn

 

Agenda: 

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Sarah Upjohn, Purcell School

 

Session I: Perspectives on physical fitness from across the performing arts

 

  1. Exercise physiology

           Dan Gordon, Anglia Ruskin University

 

  1. Dance and movement

           Sarah Needham-Beck, University of Chichester

 

  1. Theatre and acting

           Rose Ryan, University of Surrey

 

  1. Circus Arts

           Glen Stewart, National Centre for Circus Arts

 

  1. Singers and vocalists

           Jenevora Williams, Vocal Specialist

 

  1. Instrumental musicians

           Staff Sergeant Glen Little, British Army Bands

 

  1. Rehabilitation and physiotherapy

           Richmond Stace, Physiotherapist

 

Session II: Discussion

 

  1. Breakout rooms

 

  1. Panel Discussion with Q&A

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 13: Cultural competence in the performing arts. Equality, diversity, and inclusion: The impact on health and wellbeing

Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 100

Co-chairs: Adrian Porter and Claire Cordeaux

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Adrian Porter, National Centre for Circus Arts

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM)

 

Session I: Presentations and breakout rooms

 

  1. Spotlighting the relationship between discrimination, cultural competence, and health in the performing arts

           Beverley Hills, Counselling Psychologist and BAPAM Practitioner

           Dr Charlie Easmon, Occupational Doctor and BAPAM Practitioner

 

  1. Breakout rooms and group discussion

 

Session II: Presentations and group discussion

 

  1. The importance of cultural competence in the performing arts: The artists perspective

           Sharon Watson MBE, Northern School of Contemporary Dance

           Pearl Jordan, Performance and Wellbeing Specialist

 

  1. Panel discussion: Achieving cultural competence in the performing arts

           Andrea Jones, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

           Audrey Lawrence-Mattis, Royal Northern College of Music

           Broderick Chow, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

           Frances Clarke, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

           Ruth Wootton, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 12: Teaching movement online: Experiences and challenges

Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 112

Co-chairs: Emma Redding and Erin Sanchez

 

Agenda: 

 

  1. Welcome

           Emma Redding, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

           Erin Sanchez, One Dance UK

 

Session I: Presentations and breakout rooms

 

  1. Safe practice for teaching online

           Sonia Rafferty, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

           Chris Walters, Musicians’ Union

 

  1. Learning movement online

           Deborah Black, Dance and Theatre Artist

           Victoria Michalowsky, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

 

Session II: Panel discussion

 

  1. Realities of online teaching: Experiences and challenges

           Bethan Rhys Wiliam, Royal Northern College of Music

           Charlie Morgan, Guildhall

           Christina Kapadocha, East 15 Acting School

           Jessica Ward, Elmhurst Ballet School

           Vanessa Ewan, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

  1. AOB
2020
Meeting 11: Navigating COVID-19 – Physical distancing, student support, technological innovation

Online via Zoom

Number of Attendees: 100

Chair: Aaron Williamon

 

Agenda: 

 

  1. Welcome

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

Session I: Series of panel discussions on navigating COVID-19

 

  1. Physical distancing in learning and performance

           Finola Ryan, University College London

           Nick Ware, Royal Northern College of Music

           Diane Widdison, Musicians’ Union

 

  1. Supporting students through the pandemic and recovery

           Adrian Porter, National Centre for Circus Arts

           Diana Salazar, Royal College of Music

           Brian Weir, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

  1. Exploring options for online learning and technological innovation

           Simon Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

           Tânia Lisboa, Royal College of Music

           Daron Oram, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

Session II: New resources to facilitate performers’ health and wellbeing

 

  1. The ‘Healthy Performer’ project

           George Waddell, Royal College of Music

 

  1. AOB
2019
Meeting 10: Hearing protection and perspectives on health from drama

Venue: Imperial College London

Number of Attendees: 61

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. The hearing-care platform: A practical and accessible set of tools for the self-assessment of noise exposure

           Isabelle Cossette, McGill University

 

  1. The actor’s body: Image and Identity

           Vanessa Ewan, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

  1. Dyslexia and dyspraxia in performance training

           Daron Oram, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

  1. BAPAM’s recommend guidelines foe best practice hearing conservation programs for musicians

          Robert Shepheard, Anglian Hearing Healthcare

          Finola Ryan, University College London

 

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

Venue: Leeds College of Music

Number of Attendees: 35

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

 

  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 session

 

  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 session

 

  1. AOB
2018
Meeting 8: Addressing Challenges

Venue: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Number of Attendees: 50

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Jonathan Vaughan, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

 

  1. News and updates

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Introduction to the theme and aims of the day

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

           Hannah Goodwin, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

 

  1. Exploring performance anxiety (Institutional case studies)

 

           Performance Simulator (Music)

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

           Mental Skills Training (Dance)

           Liliana Araújo, Trinity Laban College of Music and Dance

 

           Student Services in conversation with Programmes (Drama)

           Deborah Spraggon, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

  1. Roundtable discussion: What support is on offer outside of conservatoires

           Chaired by Aaron Williamon

 

  1. BAPAM Health Promotion scheme

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association of Performing Arts Medicine

           Naomi Norton, University of York

 

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

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Perspectives on reaching one-to-one staff

           Lydia Demaison, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

           Mimi Harmer, Incorporated Society of Musicians

           Sophie Langdon, Royal Academy of Music

 

  1. Roundtable discussion (featuring above speakers)

           Chaired by Aaron Williamon

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 7: Implementation, Evaluation, and Research

Venue: Musicians’ Union, London

Number of Attendees: 21

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

           Florence Morris, Musicians’ Union

 

  1. Welcome to the MU

           Diane Widdison, Musicians’ Union

 

  1. News and updates

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Implementation, evaluation, and research

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Implementing ‘Fit to Perform’

           Brian Weir, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 

 

  1. Evaluation techniques

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Developing research

           Anna Sadnicka, University of London

           Mark Edwards, University of London

 

  1. Collaborating in research

           Claire Cordeaux, British Association of Performing Arts Medicine

 

  1. Funding

           Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music

 

  1. AOB
2017
Meeting 6: Widening Horizons

Venue: Royal Northern College of Music

Number of Attendees: 28

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

           Linda Merrick, Royal Northern College of Music

 

  1. RNCM Case Study

           Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music

 

  1. Treatment in the educational setting

           Dan Hayhurst, British Association of Performing Arts Medicine

           Hara Trouli, University College London

 

  1. News and updates

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Help Musicians UK: New Services

           Aidan Cullen, Help Musicians UK

           Kezia Racher, Help Musicians UK

 

  1. Widening horizons: Health beyond the conservatoire

           Sarah Upjohn, Purcell School

           Peter Garden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 5: Mapping Assets

Venue: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Number of Attendees: 35

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Tracy Keating, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

 

  1. News and updates

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Healthy Conservatoire Guidelines

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Discussing BAPAM

           Deborah Charnock, British Association of Performing Arts Medicine

           Hara Trouli, University College London

 

  1. Musical Impact updates

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

           Emma Redding, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

           Jane Ginsborg, Royal Northern College of Music

 

  1. Mapping Assets update and Consolidating challenges

           Liliana Araújo, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Case Study Examples – Codarts, Rotterdam

           Irja Zeper, Codarts

 

  1. Evaluation and monitoring

 

  1. AOB
2016
Meeting 4: Assessing Challenges, Part II

Venue: Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Number of Attendees: 20

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Brian Weir, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

 

  1. News and updates

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

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

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Introducing Challenge 3: Creating a team

           Liliana Araújo, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Involving students

           Peter Harris, CUK Student Network

 

  1. The role of the network

 

  1. Evaluation and monitoring

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 3: Assessing Challenges, Part I

Venue: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Number of Attendees: 30

 

Agenda:

 

  1. News and updates

           Diane Widdison, Musicians’ Union

 

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

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Assessing the process

 

  1. Setting Challenge 2: Institutional case studies

           Liliana Araújo, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Communication and student engagement

 

  1. Evaluation and monitoring

 

  1. AOB
2015
Meeting 2: Developing the Healthy Conservatoires Network

Venue: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Number of Attendees: 22

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Welcome and introductions

           Emma Redding, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

 

  1. Development of terms of reference

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Creating a Healthy Conservatoire

           Liliana Araújo, Royal College of Music

 

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

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. AOB
Meeting 1: Introduction to the Healthy Conservatoires Network

Venue: Royal College of Music, London

Number of Attendees: 14

 

Agenda:

 

  1. Introduction to Musical Impact: A CUK project

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Describing Healthy Universities

           Louise Atkins, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Suggesting a Healthy Conservatoires approach

           Liliana Araújo, Royal College of Music

 

  1. Towards a healthier CUK

           Aaron Williamon, Royal College of Music

 

  1. AOB
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