MusiQuE and EAS signed a new collaboration agreement

Last week, MusiQuE and the EAS have signed a new collaboration agreement, which officialises the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations in order to foster and promote quality enhancement in music education at all levels.

Through this agreement, EAS will join MusiQuE as one of its partner organisations, joining the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC), the European Music School Union (EMU) and the Performing Arts Employers’ Associations League Europe (Pearle*). Therefore EAS will also join the decision making processes within MusiQuE by having a seat in the MusiQuE Board. For this position EAS has nominated Past President Gerhard Sammer (HFM Würzburg), whose nomination has been unanimously adopted by the MusiQuE Board. MusiQuE welcomes the opportunity to further include the perspective of music educators in its work, through EAS’s expertise and also welcomes Gerhard in the MusiQuE Board.

More information: http://www.musique-qe.eu/news/musique-and-eas-signed-a-new-collaboration-agreement

EAS: Newsflash January 2021

Early bird closes TODAY!

The early bird registration of the 28th EAS Conference / 9th ISME European Regional Conference closes today! We are inviting You to register for this online event in March.

What we offer around the theme “Music is what People Do!”

  • Three exciting Keynote presentations form Prof. Dr. Emily Akuno (Kenya), Prof. Dr. Evert Bisschop-Boele (The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Bettina Fritzsche (Germany). More information including their biographies and fields of research are on our website.
  • Digital Music Activities
  • Digital Live Concerts: PLACE AND DISPLAYS. Digital Artist Lab in Concert: On our Thursday Evening Concert jazz pianist and motion-controlled electronics pioneer Ralf Schmid will present a multi-stage livestream concert with students and teachers of MH and PH Freiburginterweaving innovative digital tools with analog musical interaction.
  • Online School visits and panel discussions on online teaching and learning (Wednesday morning prior to the conference opening)
  • Presentations of music formats people explored in 2020
  • Research Papers, Workshops, Practice Papers, Poster Presentations, Open Spaces, Symposia and Social Events
  • Special Focus Group Sessions: PRIME Practitioner Research in Music Education, SIME: Singing in Music Education; DigiTime: Digital Technologies in Music Education
  • DIY Conference Dinner: Cook and eat typical black forest cuisine with colleagues and friends around the world.
  • Doctoral Student Forum and Student Forum Presentations
  • European network and exchange in National Coordinators and Music Teacher Association Symposia 
  • and more!!!

We are looking forward to meet You at the Conference!

5 February: Webinar on Music Education

Music education is key for a sustainable future of both our societies as well as for music as an art form and as a social practice. AEC, EAS and EMU cover the whole range of institutional music education from kindergarten to higher education, and will at this webinar jointly address challenges and opportunities of music education now and in the future. The webinar organised by AEC, EAS and EMU will be hosted by EMC and take place on 5 February 2020 from 10:30-12 CET. More information will come soon.

Please find more information on the EMC website.

Irena Medňanská – Epitaph

Irena Medňanská passed away on December 31, 2020, in Prešov, Slovakia. With her, the EAS as well as international music education is losing a renowned and deserving personality. Irena has helped shape the development of our association from the very beginning. She was an EAS board member for more than a decade and an EAS honorary member since 2016. She participated in nearly all EAS conferences and organized the EAS conference in 1996 at the University of Prešov. Irena has achieved special merits by strengthening Eastern European countries’ presence in the international music education discourse.

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Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) 2021

We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held online. The Forum takes place from Tuesday, March 23th until Thursday, March 25th 2021. It is part of the EAS conference originally to be held physically in Freiburg, Germany which is now held online, too. It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme.

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Board elections 2021-2023

The bi-annual EAS board elections are to take place in March 2021. Those interested in becoming a board member should read the information document then complete the nomination form. (Please note that this requires the signed support of 2 other members of EAS.) The nomination form should be returned to Marina.Gall@bristol.ac.uk by 17th January.

Open Call: Staff Member for the EAS Student Forum

One position of the Staff Members for the EAS Student Forum is available (=SF Lead from 2022). This is usually for a period of 4 years. The person selected will work together with Bernd Clausen for the Student Forum 2021 in Freiburg and take on the leading role after the Freiburg conference in March 2021 and will prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer) the Student Forums 2022-2024.

Role Descriptor

See separate document: EAS Student Forum Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.

Key Criteria for Selection

  • Must be involved in academic/research work related to music teacher education
  • Must have been an active member of the EAS member for at least 2 years;
  • Must be able to attend the Freiburg EAS conference and be prepared to be involved in the Freiburg SF;
  • Must have already been involved in working with trainee music teachers;
  • Must have experience of work with an international dimension;
  • Must be concerned to enable the ‘student voice’.

Secondary Criteria for Selection

  • Geographical spread: preferably having staff from different European countries
  • Experience across differing school age ranges.

Process for Selection

Please complete the SF Staff Member application form and send to the board member overseeing the work of the SF: andreas.bernhofer@moz.ac.at.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st December 2020.  

The selection will be made by the EAS Board. Applicants should expect to be notified of the result within 4 weeks. They should then be prepared to be involved in the SF preparation work for Freiburg (March 2021).