“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 Conference in Freiburg 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?