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Join Us for a Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPW) Webinar: Interactive Live-Streaming for Education and Performing Arts on Thursday, 2 April

Mar 20, 2020, by Ann Doyle
Tags: Frontpage News, International Community, Performing Arts

Internet2 and GÉANT have been partnering for years on Network Performing Arts Production Workshops (NPAPW). With the sudden shift to online teaching for many faculty, and in the spirit of assisting each other and our community in this unprecedented time in our world, the NPAPW community wants to provide advice and general best practices for teaching performing arts online. 
This interactive webinar will provide a quick overview for online teaching practices, and also more in-depth advice for those teaching online in the performing arts. Join us on Thursday, 2 April for a webinar with long-time experts and collaborators from the U.S. and Europe. The webinar will be recorded and available on the Internet2 and GÉANT websites as a resource if you are unable to join us live.
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Meeting Details

When: 2 April 2020 10 a.m. EDT (New York) / 4 p.m. CEST (Amsterdam, Paris)


  • Introductions and context setting. 5 minutes 
    Ann Doyle, Internet2
    Domenico Vicinanza, GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University

    Ann Doyle's biography: Ann is the primary relationship manager for Internet2’s midwest and east coast university members, assessing the needs of institutions to inform Internet2’s mission and goals. She founded and continues to lead Internet2's cultural initiatives working with U.S. and international partners utilizing advanced networks for collaborative live performances, master classes, and remote auditions in the performing arts. Ann has a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan.

    Domenico Vicinanza's biography: Domenico is a Senior Research Engagement Officer for GÉANT. He is also a music composer, orchestrator and sonification expert with extensive experience in bridging science, technology and art. 


  • What is streaming? What is right for you? 5 minutes
    Renate Kreil, ACOnet

    Renate Kreil's biography: Renate worked for the ORF (Austrian Broadcast) and EMI Austria in the field of marketing. She has a diploma in Economic Journalism from the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. She was employed as head of PR and marketing in the largest agency for artists and media production in Austria and was responsible for their tour arrangements and PR in German-speaking countries.

    In 2011 she accepted a position as a free consultant for the Austrian National Research Network “ACOnet”. Her main tasks are: winning new art- and culture-institutions to become ACOnet-members and help to develop the network infrastructure between them; organize KUKIT-Roundtables (Art and IT) a platform for IT-specialists, who work in this field of art and culture and force the exchange of experiences between them. After realizing the performance series net:art | near in the distance 1 – 3, interactive/syncing multi-site-performances in real-time with international partners, the net:art coordination center has been installed. Since April 2019 the website exists. The goal is to develop an international platform for producers interested in realizing multi-site performances in order to attract audiences both online and offline. Live.

  • Basic tips for all audiences new to teaching online. 10 minutes
    Jesper Andersen, Royal Danish Academy of Music

    Jesper Anderson biography:  Jesper is associate professor and head of tonmeister studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Music. He is also working extensively with the management and development of the distance learning activities at RDAM and is currently a phd-fellow at Aalborg University.
  • Using commercial video conferencing tools for music instruction. 15 minutes
    Justin Trieger, New World Symphony

    Justin Trieger's biography: Justin is the Director of New Media and Distance Education at the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, and Co-Founder of Buskerfest Miami, an organization dedicated to improving civic life through public street performance. For the past 10 years, he has led the New World Symphony's explorations in interactive media and has produced hundreds of educational activities and performances. He is also an accomplished composer, engineer and performer.
  • Adapting pedagogy and assessments for online music education. 10 minutes.
    David Spencer, University of Memphis

    David Spencer's biography: David is an international soloist, chamber musician, teacher and conductor who crosses the spectrum of musical genres from orchestral and contemporary music to jazz and pop performance. He is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Memphis specializing in performance, pedagogy and works extensively with International schools in forward-thinking curriculum design and assessment.

  • Advanced tools for future instruction. 15 minutes.
    Claudio Allocchio, GARR
    Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo, CSUC

    Claudio Allocchio's biography: Claudio studied astrophysics, particle physics and music (piano). in 1985 he started his computer networking activities at CERN where he helped to create the world’s first multi-protocol mail gateway service for universal messaging. In 1991, among the founders of the Italian NREN GARR, he managed the COSINE mail gateway services and the Italian Naming Authority (“.it” regulator). Claudio has worked in various roles in all GÉANT projects and he is currently also one of the main advisors for the EaPConnect project. In 2005 he started a collaboration with Conservatorio Tartini in Trieste, where he is currently chief network engineer for LoLa development.

    Maria Isabel Gandia Carriedo's biography: Maria Isabel is the Communications Manager at CSUC, responsible for the management of the Catalan research and education network (Anella Científica) and the Catalonia Internet Exchange (CATNIX), and member of the Géant project (GN4-3) where she leads the consensus building sub-task in the Network Technologies & Services Development work.

    She has collaborated in the organization of several multisite performances and master classes from Barcelona, where she took part in the design and deployment of the network for the Opera Oberta course and has participated, as an organizer, speaker or program committee member in several editions of the Network and Performing Arts Production Workshop. Some of her collaborations include "Near in the distance" (1, 2 and 3), "A short journey into folded space," "Similarities," "Longing for the impossible for the moment it is real," and "The infinite bridge."
  • Questions & answers

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