ISME board elections: the EAS community supports Natassa Economidou Stavrou

natassaEAS member and former board member Natassa Economidou Stavrou is a nominee for the board of ISME, the International Society for Music Education. We support her candidacy and invite those EAS members who are also ISME members to vote for her. Natassa is Associate Professor in Music Education and the Associate Head of the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. Good luck, Natassa!

EAS launches its online networking programme!

In the past few weeks, we have been exploring possibilities to keep our EAS network alive during the period June 10-13, the timeframe of the cancelled EAS2020 conference in Padova.

Below you can find a schedule of our online activities. We don’t have the ambition to replace the conference, but want to offer a few networking activities for the EAS community instead.

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After registering you will receive an e-mail containing the links to the virtual rooms. We hope you will be able to join us in these sessions!

Wednesday June 10th

15.00-17.00 National Coordinators meeting (closed meeting)

Thursday June 11th

11.00 -12.30 Special Focus Group DigiTime meeting

14.00 -15.30 Special Focus Group SiME meeting

16.00 -17.30 Special Focus Group PRiME meeting

Friday June 12th

11.00-12.30 Music Teachers’ Associations meeting

14.00-15.30 “Singing in times of Corona” session (offered by SiME)

17.00-17.30 New EAS books presentations

18.00-19.00 EAS General meeting

Update (March 30) on COVID-19 and EAS2020 conference in Padova, Italy

Dear EAS community

We are sure that you’ll understand when we inform you that the EAS board and Padova University have decided to cancel the upcoming 2020 EAS conference, owing to the COVID-19 situation.

Anybody who has already paid their conference fee will be refunded in full.

Although we cannot run the conference, we are now exploring possibilities to keep our network alive during the period June 10-13, using online tools. News about these plans will follow shortly.

Whilst we are sad not to be running the full 2020 event, the EAS and Padova University intend to plan a new Padova conference in 2023.

Finally, we are deeply grateful to Padova University, and especially Michele Biasutti. for their support, flexibility and collegiality during these difficult past weeks.

Hoping that you and your loved ones are healthy and stay safe.

On behalf of the EAS Board
Thomas De Baets
President

A new EAS board!

On Friday 17/05/2019, a new EAS board has been elected by the EAS members! The new board was announced at the conference dinner in Malmö, Sweden.

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The new board (2019-2021) consists of Thomas De Baets (President, BE), Isolde Malmberg (Vice President, DE), Gerhard Sammer (Past President, DE), Marina Gall (Secretary, UK), Lina Van Dooren (Treasurer, SE), Andreas Bernhofer (AT), Rūta Girdzijauskienė (LT), Sezen Özeke (TR), Nikos Zafranas (GR) and coopted board members Michele Biasutti (IT), Māra Vaickovska (student, LV), and Diletta Bibbo (student, IT).

Registration EAS2019 open now!

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Malmö is ready to welcome you! Registration is now open to the 27th EAS Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference, Malmö, Sweden, May 15-18, 2019. Join us for a dynamic, vibrating, rich event, featuring a broad selection of practice and research sessions with increased and enhanced opportunities for networking.

Early bird registration and payment is open until March 15 with a conference fee of 170 EUR. For late registration and payment (starting March 16) the conference fee is 200 EUR. Registration closes May 1 and no on-site registration will be possible.