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International networks and projects

If you study at the Antwerp Royal Conservatoire, you will also benefit from our fascinating international network. We work together with other higher arts education institutions around the world to make your education even better and increase your chances in the job market. 
The Antwerp Royal Conservatoire, together with around 300 other institutions for higher performing arts education from 57 countries, is a member of AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen). With this network, together we form a strong voice for higher performing arts education and defend our and therefore your interests. In November 2021 the annual AEC congress will take place in Antwerp, expect an effervescent period at the Conservatory. KCA is also active in the international alliances European Association of Music in Schools (EAS) and the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ).

As a student you will also actively participate in our network. You can participate in projects or modules together with students from the other partner institutions.

Within METRIC (Modernizing European Higher Music Education through Improvisation) you will work on improvisation with coaching from teachers from leading European conservatories. We are members of this collective because we are convinced of the importance of improvisation to perfect your skills as a versatile artist. Specifically, as a student you can participate in a yearly joint module as an elective in which you will be coached by our own teachers, teachers from Guildhall School of Music (London) and from the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. The teachers rotate between the different conservatoires.

Singing students and collaborative piano students from all over Europe meet within EOA (European Opera Academy). Fourteen different institutes share their best-practices and nurture your personal talent. Students go on exchange abroad and take part in a module on a specific aspect of vocal coaching or coaching or they are cast for a real opera production! 

In addition to your new musical network, you will also have unique opportunities thanks to the various international cooperation projects subsidized by Europe. 
Thanks to MUSAE (Multidisciplinary Skills for Artists' Entrepreneurship), you learn multidisciplinary skills that make you a true artist-entrepreneur. As a creative entrepreneur you also need financial and economic skills, leadership, career and communication skills. Together with the other partners, we sharpen these during your training. 

Within the European Opera Academy (EOA) EOALAB (European Opera Academy Lab) grew. Together we want to turn our opera courses into real training laboratories where you can experiment artistically. The project wants to stimulate innovation in opera training. Thanks to new and student-oriented training methods, more cooperation between the members and the exchange of their knowledge, the link between education, training and the labour market should be strengthened.

As a partner in the LOTUS project (Leadership and Organization for Teaching and Learning at European Universities), we contribute to capacity building and strategic change management for learning and teaching in higher education. A total of 40-60 institutions will benefit from this development program, while supporting each other through peer-learning and a problem-solving approach. LOTUS will also address our key challenges such as student-centered learning, digitization, faculty professional development, institutional organization and quality management.

Our educational developers, heads of departments, teachers and staff members are always looking for opportunities to cooperate on an international level.