Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions to the 2019 EAS Conference is now available. The Online Submission Portal opens July 15; the deadline for submissions is November 1.

The 27th EAS Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference is to be held Wednesday, May 15 – Saturday, May 18 in Malmö; Sweden. The theme is “The School I’d Like” – Music Education meeting the needs of the children and young people today.

We hope and would be honored if you would consider a submission in response to the call. When submitting to the conference please use the Online Submission Portal for all paper or session submissions. We encourage you to review the Submission Guidelines as it contains important information about this year’s conference theme, submission process and the upcoming issue of the EAS book series European Perspectives on Music Education.

How to Submit:

  1. Please review the Submission Guidelines (PDF)
  2. Go to the Online Submission Portal

Submissions are invited for:

  1. Papers (an individual paper with one or more authors) for presentation as:
    1. Paper (practice or research) (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)
    2. Poster (90 minutes)
    3. Roundtable (90 minutes)
    4. Workshop (45 or 90 minutes)
  2. Sessions (a fully planned session involving multiple presentations or participants) for presentation as:
    1. Off-site visit (2-4 hours)
    2. Structured poster session (60 or 90 minutes)
    3. Symposium (90 or 120 minutes)

Papers (practice and research)

In paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers, followed by audience comments and discussions. Paper sessions have a chair. Chairs for paper sessions are identified by program chairs. A typical structure for a session with three papers allows time for the chair’s introduction to the session, 20 minutes per presentation and 10 minutes for discussion for a total of 90 minutes. Read more (PDF) …


Poster sessions combine graphic display of materials with opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the practice and research throughout a 90-minute session. Papers accepted for poster sessions will be grouped by the program chair into appropriate poster sessions. Individual presenters set up displays representing their papers in a large area with other presenters. Read more (PDF) …


Roundtable sessions allow maximum interaction among presenters and with attendees. Paper accepted for a roundtable session will be grouped by the program chair into tables with three to five papers per table, clustered around shared interests. Each roundtable session will have a designated chair who is knowledgeable about the practice or research area, to facilitate interaction and participation. Each roundtable session will be scheduled for a 90-minutes time slot. Read more (PDF) …


The workshop format provides an opportunity to exchange information and/or work on a common problem, project, or shared interest. Presentations are brief, allowing adequate time for activities, reflective discussion and/or interaction. Presenters of a workshop are expected to submit an abstract addressing the objective/ purpose of the workshop, what the workshop is seeking to convey or illustrate, and what has been learned or could be learned through the workshop activities. Workshop submissions need to be related to the research or teaching process or other elements of the work of music teacher professionals. Read more (PDF) …

Off-site visits

This format offer participants site-specific learning, such as observation of a school in session. This format takes advantage of the unique attributes of the city of Malmö and connects practitioners and researchers with concrete examples of relevant work within music education. The organizers/submitters (such as schools at different levels, community music schools etc) make arrangements for a block of supervised and structured time – as little as two hours or as much as half a day – to be spent at a site other than the conference rooms (e.g. a school, a community music school, museum) toward a goal compatible with the theme “The School I’d Like”. Read more (PDF) …

Structured poster sessions

This format provides for overarching consideration of a practice or research topic/issue while permitting significant opportunity for visual and graphic presentation and individualized discussion with presenters. Submission for a structured poster session must have a minimum of five (5) and maximum of 10 posters. We encourage submission of sessions with poster presentations that are conceptually linked in terms of music education practice and research issues, problems, settings, methods, analytic questions, reflections, or themes. Read more (PDF) …


A symposium provides an opportunity to examine specific research or practice issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Symposia may present alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on a specified subject or in relation to a common theme. Symposia may also use a panel discussion format targeted at a clearly delineated practice or research issue or idea. Symposia may be quite interactive: A large portion of the session may be devoted to activities such as discussion among the presenters and participants, questions and discussion among all those present at the session, or small-group interaction. Read more (PDF) …


Publications based on the conference theme may be published in two issues:

  • Conference Programme. The abstracts of all accepted presentations will be published in the program.
  • European Perspectives on Music Education (EPoME). The Malmö edition of the EAS book series will be compiled based on the EAS 2019 conference theme “The School I’d Like” – Music Education meeting the needs of the children and young people today. In case of acceptance to the conference you will have the option to publish in the EPoME. Together with the acceptance letter you will receive an invitation to submit and abstract of 1000 words containing quality criteria. NOTE: abstracts for the book will be peer reviewed, notice of acceptance/rejection will be given six weeks after the Conference. It is only possible to publish a selection or research papers, policy papers or practice papers.

Important dates

  • July 15, 2018: Call for Submissions
  • November 1, 2018: Deadline for abstract submissions
  • November 15, 2018: Early bird registration open
  • Starting from December 15, 2018: Notification of abstract acceptance
  • March 15, 2019: Early bird closed
  • March 16, 2019: Late payment registration open
  • May 15-18, 2019: Main conference in Malmö, Sweden

Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the EAS Conferences. The 2019 EAS Conference Team stands ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at