This conference presents perspectives and perceptions of music education today by those who matters most – the students. Placing their views in the center of the debate, this conference provides an evaluation of the democratic processes involved in teaching and learning music by:

  • identifying consistencies in students expressions of how they wish to learn music
  • highlighting particular sites where students have a voice in the music education system today
  • illustrating how the learning environment is experienced by todays children
  • posing questions about the reconstruction of music teaching and learning for the 21st century

This conference offers a powerful platform for new perspectives on school reform and music education and will be essential for all those involved in music education including; music teachers, researchers, students, artists, policymakers and anyone who believes that children’s voices should be heard.

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