Welcome to the conference week! Today was the start of the two #YoungEAS Online Fora: Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) and Student Forum (SF). Two groups of highly motivated students who work together in multiple sessions. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser and Olle Zanden welcomed the PhD students for the DSF and challenged them with an elevator pitch about their research topics. Bernd Clausen, Diletta Bibbò and Lena Widdermann together with EAS Board representative Andreas Bernhofer organized different interactive sessions as well as a marvelous workshop with Julian Knörzer.Don’t miss the YoungEAS sessions at the EAS Conference on Thursday morning and see what the students’ voice want to tell you…
One position of the Staff Members for the EAS Student Forum is available (=SF Lead from 2022). This is usually for a period of 4 years. The person selected will prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer and two Student Board Members) the Student Forums 2022-2025.Continue reading
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2021, for the following countries (applications by 1st of March 2021): Slovenia, Latvia, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands.Continue reading
The EAS announces an open call for applications to host an “EAS Regional Event” in 2021. The EAS wants to support events connected to ‘Music in Schools’ in different European regions, which aim to reach out to a broader European community of music educators. Also online-events can be considered!Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held online. The Forum takes place from Tuesday, March 23th until Thursday, March 25th 2021. It is part of the EAS conference originally to be held physically in Freiburg, Germany which is now held online, too. It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme.Continue reading
One position of the Staff Members for the EAS Student Forum is available (=SF Lead from 2022). This is usually for a period of 4 years. The person selected will work together with Bernd Clausen for the Student Forum 2021 in Freiburg and take on the leading role after the Freiburg conference in March 2021 and will prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer) the Student Forums 2022-2024.
See separate document: EAS Student Forum Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.
Key Criteria for Selection
- Must be involved in academic/research work related to music teacher education
- Must have been an active member of the EAS member for at least 2 years;
- Must be able to attend the Freiburg EAS conference and be prepared to be involved in the Freiburg SF;
- Must have already been involved in working with trainee music teachers;
- Must have experience of work with an international dimension;
- Must be concerned to enable the ‘student voice’.
Secondary Criteria for Selection
- Geographical spread: preferably having staff from different European countries
- Experience across differing school age ranges.
Process for Selection
The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st December 2020.
The selection will be made by the EAS Board. Applicants should expect to be notified of the result within 4 weeks. They should then be prepared to be involved in the SF preparation work for Freiburg (March 2021).
EAS Special Focus Groups (SFGs) are working groups of EAS members. Each provides a forum for the involvement of individuals, drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching or research. At this moment, there are 3 EAS SFGs, led by three SFG coordinators. On behalf of the EAS board, we would like to announce the names, and welcome these new SFG coordinators:
Jonas Völker (DE), PRiME Coordinator
Philipp Ahner (DE), DigiTiME Coordinator
Helmut Schaumberger (AT), SiME Coordinator.
For inquiries about SFGs, contact Sezen Özeke, EAS-SFG Coordinator (EAS Board) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the CfP for the 28th EAS Conference hosted by Freiburg University of Education and Freiburg University of Music has been extended by the organizers until November 1th, 2021.Please keep in mind that You will be able to participate online and/or in present!! We are looking forward to recieve Your submission! For further information please see below or visit the Conference website: https://eas-music.org/2021-freiburg/
Thade on behalf of the Conference team & The EAS Board
Next year’s EAS Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany from March 24 to 27, 2021. The conference theme is: “Music is what people do” Due to the uncertainties we are facing in times of Corona we are planning a double-track: a live conference in Freiburg for all of you who are able to travel, as well as possibilities to join the conference in an online format. Please watch the conference trailer. We are looking forward to meet You next year!
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2020, for the following countries (applications by 15th of March 2020): Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Sweden.
EAS National Coordinator: Role Description and responsibilities
The ‘National Coordinators’ (NCs) represent the EAS at national level. They support music education activities and initiatives in their countries, and they communicate these activities at European level. They may cooperate in this with other representatives of the EAS, primarily with the EAS board members and with the NCs of the other countries.
The NCs should in principle be able to:
- join the annual conferences
- attend the annual NC-meetings prior to the conferences and report on national developments
- present in the NC-Symposia during conferences
- contribute to the website and sometimes to international projects
- endeavor to build close cooperation with national and regional music education and music teachers’ associations in their countries
- distribute information regarding nominations for the annual Student Fora (Student Forum and Doctoral Student Forum) and nominate activate participants from her/his country involving a broad range of colleagues and institutions.
Applications till 15th of March 2020
Please send your CV and a (short) “Letter of Motivation” for the position of the NC to email@example.com (dr. Ruta Girdzijauskiene) by 15th of March 2020. The selection will be made by the EAS board. All applicants will be informed as soon as possible!
Upon appointment an agreement is signed for the period of two years (2020-2021) by the NC, the EAS and the respective institution or association (i.e. university, school, association).
Criteria for selection:
- Contribution to EAS: The NCs would preferably be colleagues, who know about the EAS and are EAS individual members who have attended recent conferences and contributed to the EAS’s international work.
- Professional Field and Country Network: The NCs’ professional field should be strongly related to music education in schools (e.g. specialized/certified music teachers, music teacher trainers, university music teachers) and should be well-known by music education networks, and recognized as good practitioners or well-known scientists in their countries.
- Motivation: The NCs must be interested and engaged in developing our common European network for music education and help to motivate people and institutions within their country to participate in EAS conferences and become individual / institutional members.
- English language: The NCs should, in principle, be able to communicate well in the medium of English.