The new Special Focus Group (SFG) SiME (Singing in Music Education) is pleased to announce that renowned voice researchers Professor Graham Welch (UK) and Professor Patrick Freer (US) will be participating as special guests in our inaugural Singing in Music Education launch in Jelgava 2018! This will take place during our Special Focus Group ”Open Session” on Friday, March 16, 15:45- 16:45 (CET). EAS President Gerhard Sammer will be joining us, and all EAS interested delegates are welcome!
A leading voice in Music Education research for the past four decades, Professor Welch will deliver an inaugural address via Skype and participate in our Q & A discussion on vital questions facing singing in schools today and the potential impact research networks like our own can achieve.
Professor Freer is recognized as an established authority in voice and choir research, with specific focus on young male voices. He has expressed interest in working closely with our SFG and will also join us via Skype to participate in our discussion.