Proceedings of the 2014 ORCiM Seminar From Output to Impact


From Output to Impact


The integration of artistic research results into musical training

On November 19 and 20, 2014 the seventh International ORCiM Seminar, a joint effort of Orpheus Institute (Ghent) and the Norwegian Academy of Music’s Centre of Excellence in Music Performance Education (Oslo) was held in Ghent (Belgium). The two-day event offered the opportunity for contributors from around the world to gather and explore the theme of the integration of Artistic Research (AR) results into musical training at the conservatoire level.


One of the socially most relevant aspects of research is the passing on of newly acquired knowledge. At universities, where research and teaching positions are combined, such transfers are self-evident, even though they are not necessarily immediate. With the recent developments in AR, a type of knowledge is being explored that pertains very much to the music practitioner. As AR is supported intensely, finding its way across educational and institutional levels, it is worthwhile to ponder the ways in which the “gateway to the profession” (as the European Association of Conservatoires considers AR to be) can extend its impact beyond the mere teaching of research skills in the curriculum. How can the insights generated through AR be integrated into the instrumental and compositional practice being taught, all the while allowing for the realities of musical training being fed back into AR?
The debate was framed by including the wider perspective in the keynote by Prof. Dr. Dirk Van Damme, head of Innovation and Measuring Progress Division in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills.

This seminar was convened by Orpheus Research Fellow dr. Luk Vaes.


Keynote lecture

Dirk Van Damme

The knowledge triangle in the arts: how research, innovation and education interact.

Opening thoughts

Luk Vaes
Impact as Output


Elisabeth Belgrano
Learning and teaching through operatic madness.

Jeroen Billiet
“Avis aux Amateurs”: integrating artistic research output into elementary music education.

Amy Blier-Carruthers
How I learned to stop worrying and love the studio: a professional and paradigmatic approach to preparing musicians for recording.

Johannes Boer
Playing by the rules: creativity and research in historical performance.

Magdalena Bork & Maria Gstaettner
Quo vadis, Teufelsgeiger? (Where to, devil's fiddler?): the impact of the artistic project findings on the curriculum development in performance studies in Vienna.

Paul Craenen
Zooming out on artistic research results.

Tom De Cock & Vincent Caers
Improving the efficiency of practice and performance in contemporary percussion repertoire.

Anthony Gritten

Dispatch from the shores of Artistic Research

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

Preparing to escape Utopia.

Murphy McCaleb
Developing ensemble musicians.

Anna Scott & Alessandro Cervino
The reflective piano class: a self-generating experiment regarding the reflexivity of artistic research and higher instrumental training.

Aslaug Louise Slette & Ingunn Fanavoll Øye
Aural training knowledge in music rehearsing.

Joost Vanmaele
The informed practitioner: mediating between the information galaxy and the piano-studio.

Susan Williams
Training musicians: implementing research into practice.

Related documents


Presenters list

Programme booklet

Participants list

Concert programme