ORDA-2019 Teachers' conference

Saturday 26 October, 10am–6pm


An integral part of Open Recorder Days Amsterdam is our Teachers’ Conference. The past two editions have seen a varied and diverse range of speakers, and we are looking forward to another interesting event on Saturday October 26.

This year the conference theme will be Approaching Improvisation. We look forward to presenting a wide-ranging selection of presentations on this topic. Teachers approaching improvisation in all styles, at all levels, and for all purposes are welcome to apply.

This full-day conference will feature keynote speaker Jostein Gundersen, University of Bergen. He will present a lecture upon the conference theme, and the presentations of the selected proposals will follow. Towards the end of the conference day, there will be a round table discussion, where all attendees are welcome to participate.

The round table will take another theme: Prospects and Perspectives. We invite all attendees to contribute their thoughts on the following:

• Professional career prospects for recorder players
• Expectation of students beginning their conservatoire studies
• How to help students find professional direction before, during and after their studies
• What is the role of pre-professional education in all of this?



The application period to send presentation proposals is now closed. In due time we will share the full schedule and details of the selected presentations.

We would like to invite (recorder) teachers from all over the world to attend the conference and participate in the round table. We aim to programme a diverse and varied range of presentations from different backgrounds and countries.

The conference will be filmed and put on YouTube afterwards. The language of the conference and presentations will be English.