“Music is what people do”

Listening, dancing, singing, song writing, discussing an album, playing, visiting a concert, reading your favourite band’s blog – Music is what people do.

Music is a central activity in peoples’ lives. Music is a way of dealing with the world that cannot be replaced by any other. This is why music is part of school education in many countries.

At the 28th EAS/8th ISME European Regional Online Conference hosted by Freiburg, Germany we want to discuss vital questions connected to our conference theme “Music is what people do”:

  • What rolesdoes music play in society?
  • What arethe educational consequences of an understanding of music as a practice?
  • How can music education support the rich musical diversity of our times?
  • How can music education connect with learners’ expertise in music?
  • How can music in school offer all learners new ways of approaching music?