Call for Submissions-Deadline Closed!

The Deadline for the Submissions is closed! We are in the middle of the Review process and look forward to compiling an attractive programme!

Please click here for the additional Call “Music is What People do 2020 – Call for Contributions (CfC) Digital Concert Format”

The European Association for Music in Schools brings together teachers, artists and researchers who are committed to developing and improving music education throughout the countries of Europe.

The Freiburg Conference gives opportunities to share ideas, discuss innovations and create networks. You can join many-faceted paper presentations, symposia, open session formats, workshops, special focus groups and concerts.

Due to the uncertainties we are facing in times of Corona we are planning a fully online event.

Submissions were invited for:

  1. Research papers (20 + 10 minutes discussion)
  2. Practice papers (20 + 10 minutes discussion)
  3. Posters
  4. Workshops (45 or 90 minutes)
  5. Symposia (90 minutes)

Overall quality criteria for submissions include: how well the submission relates to the conference theme “Music is what people do”, the relevance for the EAS network (music education in and around school work), and English proficiency.

Research papers (spoken):
Research papers are presentations of research projects. Empirical paper abstracts should include: background, aims, method, results, key references, and conclusions. Theoretical paper abstracts should include: background, aims, main contribution, implications, and key references.

Practice papers (spoken):
Practice papers present project reports, offering creative pedagogical ideas or explaining innovative approaches. Practice paper abstracts should include: theoretical background and context (characteristics of participants, time and place), aims of the project, method or pedagogical approach, activities, and outcomes.

Poster presentation titles and abstracts will appear in the Conference program. Presenters will be assigned designated times in the conference schedule. Poster abstracts should include: background, aims, method, results, key references, and conclusions. Specific information about poster dimensions and other requirements will be communicated to authors of accepted posters.

Information on workshops will appear in the Conference program and will be assigned designated times in the conference schedule. Workshop abstracts should include: background, aims, a short description of the activities, and implications for practice. Presenters may propose a 45 or 90 minute demonstration or workshop.

A symposium provides an opportunity to examine specific practice or research issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Symposia may also use a panel discussion format. Symposia may be quite interactive: A large portion of the session may be devoted to activities such as discussion among the presenters and participants. Apart from the overall abstract, all presenters are expected to prepare an abstract up to 300 words each. Session submission include 3 to 6 participants. Symposia abstracts should include: meaningful presentation, discussion, and audience participation. Submitters propose their own chairperson.


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

  • Conference Program.The abstracts of all accepted presentations will be published in the program.
  • European Perspectives on Music Education. Volume No. 11 in theEAS book series “European Perspectives on Music Education”(EPoME 10) will be compiled based on the EAS 2021 conference theme. The editors of the book will collaborate with the editorial board of the EAS. If you are accepted to present at the conference you will receive an invitation to submit an abstract of 1000 words together with the paper acceptance letter. The editors will also invite selected conference presenters and other experts from the thematic field to contribute.

Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the EAS Conferences. The 2021 EAS Conference Team stands ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at