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 Monday 21st 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).

EAS: Newsflash 15.11.2020

Next year’s EAS Online Conference will be hosted by the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany March 24-27, 2021. The conference theme is “Music is what people do”.

As the Corona situation is still very severe in many countries in Europe, the conference team, together with the EAS board, have decided to move to a full online format for the Freiburg conference. This is sad because we would have loved to welcome you all to our beautiful city, However, it opens up new possibilities, too: Now we all have certainty in terms of planning and preparing the event, as well as the contributions and participation.

In addition to that our event:

  • will be ‘greener’,
  • will provide better accessibility for people from all over the world,
  • will be enriched by a new Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020” and
  • will still provide all benefits of a live venue: keynotes, paper and poster presentations, exciting live (stream) concerts, symposia, workshops, open space discussions, (virtual) informal meeting places and much more!  

Some more updates on the event: We are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers: 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.

  • We have launched an additional Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020”. The EAS Conference in Freiburg is designed to bring together current achievements in music education. In times of new challenges, this also means presenting inspirational examples of what people do music-wise in this special year 2020.For in 2020, still, music is what people do! So what do they do in a situation where face-to-face interaction is not be possible? What kinds of musical interactions do take place and what inspirations arise? To inspire and connect a multitude of sounding best practice examples, we include a digital concert format in the conference. We would like to feature music as something that people do – even if they cannot do it the “usual” way.Present your project to the EAS-public and inspire other creatives throughout Europe! We encourage all musicians, students and teachers to submit their way of “doing music” these days in the form of a short film, music track or video clip. This must reach us by  15th December 2020. We invite contributions presenting analogue & digital music-making, as well as face-to-face settings under corona-conditions – in synchronous as well as asynchronous formats. All accepted contributions will be presented in a digital concert format during the conference. For more information check out our website!
  • Registration will open on December 1st. You can find more information on conference fees and registration deadlines on the website. We know we are late, but the shift to the online format forced us to re-organise our budget as a whole from scratch… Good news: The online event will be cheaper for participants!    
  • We received a great number of submissions and are in the middle of a very exciting review process. We are looking forward to compiling a high quality and multifaceted program!  

For more information, please visit our website and watch our conference trailer.

We are looking forward to meet you next year!

Important links:

https://eas-music.org/2021-freiburg/

Important dates:

EAS announces and welcomes Special Focus Group (SFG) coordinators

EAS Special Focus Groups (SFGs) are working groups of EAS members. Each provides a forum for the involvement of individuals, drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching or research. At this moment, there are 3 EAS SFGs, led by three SFG coordinators. On behalf of the EAS board, we would like to announce the names, and welcome these new SFG coordinators:

Jonas Völker (DE), PRiME Coordinator

Philipp Ahner (DE), DigiTiME Coordinator

Helmut Schaumberger (AT), SiME Coordinator.

For inquiries about SFGs, contact Sezen Özeke, EAS-SFG Coordinator (EAS Board) at sezenozeke@uludag.edu.tr 

EAS 2021 in Freiburg: Deadline extended!

Dear colleagues!
The deadline for the CfP for the 28th EAS Conference hosted by Freiburg University of Education and Freiburg University of Music has been extended by the organizers until November 1th, 2021.Please keep in mind that You will be able to participate online and/or in present!! We are looking forward to recieve Your submission! For further information please see below or visit the Conference website: https://eas-music.org/2021-freiburg/

Best wishes!

Thade on behalf of the Conference team & The EAS Board

EAS 2021 in Freiburg (GER): Call for Submissions

Next year’s EAS Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany from March 24 to 27, 2021. The conference theme is: “Music is what people do”   Due to the uncertainties we are facing in times of Corona we are planning a double-track: a live conference in Freiburg for all of you who are able to travel, as well as possibilities to join the conference in an online format. Please watch the conference trailer.   We are looking forward to meet You next year!

ISME board elections: the EAS community supports Natassa Economidou Stavrou

natassaEAS member and former board member Natassa Economidou Stavrou is a nominee for the board of ISME, the International Society for Music Education. We support her candidacy and invite those EAS members who are also ISME members to vote for her. Natassa is Associate Professor in Music Education and the Associate Head of the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Good luck, Natassa!

EAS launches its online networking programme!

In the past few weeks, we have been exploring possibilities to keep our EAS network alive during the period June 10-13, the timeframe of the cancelled EAS2020 conference in Padova.

Below you can find a schedule of our online activities. We don’t have the ambition to replace the conference, but want to offer a few networking activities for the EAS community instead.

Register here

After registering you will receive an e-mail containing the links to the virtual rooms. We hope you will be able to join us in these sessions!

Wednesday June 10th

15.00-17.00 National Coordinators meeting (closed meeting)

Thursday June 11th

11.00 -12.30 Special Focus Group DigiTime meeting

14.00 -15.30 Special Focus Group SiME meeting

16.00 -17.30 Special Focus Group PRiME meeting

Friday June 12th

11.00-12.30 Music Teachers’ Associations meeting

14.00-15.30 “Singing in times of Corona” session (offered by SiME)

17.00-17.30 New EAS books presentations

18.00-19.00 EAS General meeting

Update (March 30) on COVID-19 and EAS2020 conference in Padova, Italy

Dear EAS community

We are sure that you’ll understand when we inform you that the EAS board and Padova University have decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 EAS conference, owing to the COVID-19 situation.

Anybody who has already paid their conference fee will be refunded in full.

Although we cannot run the conference, we are now exploring possibilities to keep our network alive during the period June 10-13, using online tools. News about these plans will follow shortly.

Whilst we are sad not to be running the full 2020 event, the EAS and Padova University intend to plan a new Padova conference in 2023.

Finally, we are deeply grateful to Padova University, and especially Michele Biasutti. for their support, flexibility and collegiality during these difficult past weeks.

Hoping that you and your loved ones are healthy and stay safe.

On behalf of the EAS Board
Thomas De Baets
President