Speakers Sessions guidelines

The Participants should be a Music Theory Professor or similar (Harmony, Music Analsysis, ...), or the Heads of the Music Theory Departments or Delegates able to provide authorized information about their Home Institution in these fields.

The Speaker Session, called Topic Specific Talk in the Schedule, is only about your Music Theory Department's presentation: home Institutions' organization, Educational and Pedagogical Practices in the fields of Harmony and Music Analysis. Please, describe as well your teaching methods (harmony notation, analysis, ...) and the books used in your classes. If you have time, you can briefly introduce your Institution. Each Topic Specific Talk  lasts half hour. For each
Speaker or Audience Participant, it is mandatory for you to fill in the Register Form which includes all the necessary information about your Institution, the Professor and the organization of the specific courses (Theory and/or Harmony and Music Analysis) offered by your Institution. So, one Form for one Participant / 30 min per Institution.
Deadline to register and to submit the Register Form : 31 December 2017

Comparative Analysis Session:
the participants are invited to analyze this piece and send us at the latest by 14/02/2018. The session is based on a group discussion about the analysis of the participants. Please, download and use this version of the Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (Schumann, Robert), Aus meinen Tränen sprießen.
Deadline to register and to submit the Analysis : 14 February 2018

Three lunches and a closing dinner will be supported by our Sponsors. Please, confirm your presence by filling in this form
Deadline to register and to submit the form : 31/01/2018


For the good organization of the event and to ensure your best possible stay in Brussels and especially the lunches and the dinner, we thank you in advance for returning us this form.
Please, confirm your menu by filling in this form
Deadline  to submit the form : 20/03/2018


Documents to be supported by the Erasmus Grant

Here, you can download the Invitation Letter and the Mobility Agreement already prefilled. They have to be send to your International Relations Coordinator for signature.


Length and structure of session

Each Topic Specific Talk  lasts half hour. Thus in a session of two speakers, each is asked to limit remarks to 10-15 minutes each, and in a session of three speakers to a maximum of 10 minutes each. During the ensuing discussion the speaker panel will have opportunities to contribute further and to respond to any specific points raised. In addition to focused sessions on key aspects of each theme, time is deliberately set aside for informal dialogue with fellow participants.


The Seminar requires speakers to prepare a formal written paper if they prefer to work from notes. However, each speaker is asked to provide the HarMA Organizational Commitee team, before the 1st April 2018, with an extended abstract of their presentation (at least 400 to 500 words). Speakers are free to adapt their presentation to the actual circumstances in the event.

On some occasions, papers and presentations will be posted on a secure area of the Wilton Park website which can be accessed by participants. Speakers are asked to notify the Programme Director or a member of the conference team if they do not want their paper to be made available on the secure area of the website.

PowerPoint and audio/visual presentations

The use of visual materials (Powerpoint) to support presentations is required. A projector and screen are available if speakers want to use images, graphs, maps or statistics to illustrate their presentation. Ideally, the presentation has to be sent to us by email before April 1st, 2018. . If speakers wish to use their own laptop, they should ensure it has an HDMI port and VGA Port.

Discussion protocol

Our events are designed to be as interactive and frank as possible. All speakers and participants are encouraged to participate as representatives of their governments or organisations or Music Theory Departments.

Individuals attending the HarMA Seminar Event may be video recorded or photographed during the course of a meeting. These media may be used for promotional purposes through broadcast, webcast or publication by other means. If you do not consent to your comments or likeness being used, please notify our committee.

Participant lists will be circulated beyond those individuals who attend this event.

Social media

The protocol also applies to all uses of digital and social media, both before, during and after the event.

Conference Room

All plenary sessions take place in different Conferences Rooms in the Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles.



Practical Informations

Zaventem Airport Brussels International TO Brussels Center: Train (direct line, about 9 EUROS, 16 minutes)
Brussels South Airport (Charleroi) TO Brussels center: Share taxi (1h15, about 20 euros), Bus express (1h, 20 euros). This airoport in not convenient.
Hotel: Brussels is quite expensive, it's better to use AirBnB. If not, some hotel are very near the Seminar place: Bedford Hotel, Ibis Hotel Center Brussels, and not so expensive the Citadines Sainte-Catherine hotels (website)...
Restaurant: many restaurants in the center (asian, indian, italian, belgian, ...).


If you have any further questions, we will be delighted to answer them.


HarMA Seminar Event
Salvatore Gioveni, HarMA President and Founder

Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
30, rue de la Régence
1000 Bruxelles


+322 511 04 27