The AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), founded in 2009, is a programme dedicated to creativity in music-making and is currently undertaking five research projects. The Guildhall School is involved in the ‘Creative Learning’ and ‘Original’ music performance project, exploring the means by which creativity and originality in musical performance can be fostered in the teaching studio, practice rooms, and academic classrooms.
The Culture Capital Exchange is a network of primarily London-based Universities focusing on developing collaborations between Higher Education and the creative and cultural industries to exchange knowledge and expertise and form mutualistic relationships. The Guildhall School is one of eleven institutions included in the network.
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This network of 10 European theatre schools focuses on sharing knowledge and best practice, artistic and pedagogical development, teacher exchanges and developing joint activities.
The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network. The AEC works for the advancement of arts and culture in contemporary society and the enhancement of standards of Higher Music Education across the European Higher Education Area and beyond.
The Innovative Conservatoire is an international collaboration to stimulate knowledge exchange, innovation, and reflective practice in Conservatoires. The Guildhall School is one of the institutions represented in this project which includes over twenty institutions from Europe and Australia.
The Guildhall School works in partnership with the Institute of Education, both in developing research and collaborating on delivering two specialist modules within the Teaching and Learning in Higher and Professional Education Programme. The research partnership is led by Professor Susan Hallam and Dr Andrea Creech at the Institute of Education and by Dr Helena Gaunt at the Guildhall School.
The Guildhall School works in partnership with the Institute of Musical Research on a number of projects and initiatives aimed at developing research training for students and engaging the wider research community with cutting edge research.
The London Sinfonietta is a contemporary classical music ensemble based in London’s Southbank Centre that develops new classical works and brings them to life. They also support the development of young musicians through programmes such as Blue Touch Paper, a programme which Guildhall has been commissioned to evaluate.
An international collaboration from 2010-2014 initiated by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre to address a number of contemporary issues in higher music education.
Polifonia is the largest project on higher music education to date. It started in 2004 and is studying various subjects related to professional music training in Europe. The Research Group of the Polifonia project consists of 12 institutions from Europe and is chaired by the Guildhall School's Dr Helena Gaunt. It aims to establish a platform for exchange and cooperation at a European level on research activities in higher music education.