EAS, EMU & AEC: New Memorandum of Agreement signed for 2018-2021

IMG_7160AEC, EAS and EMU have a good history of cooperation: through the Music Education working group of the European Music Council (EMC); in the development of Learning Outcomes and Quality standards for both musical performance and music pedagogy; in work on pre-college music education (within the AEC ‘Polifonia’ and ‘Full Score’ projects); in joint policy statements and in the organisation of joint events.
The recently at the EAS conference in Latvia (March 2018) signed agreement is an important step to continue this successfull cooperation and includes mutual exchange and support of activities, cooperations in new project activitites and invitations and presentations at each others annual events.
The regular contact already established and based on series of high-level joint meetings designed to deepen mutual understanding, reinforce knowledge management and cooperative expertise between the three organisations should be continued and reinforced. This includes regular exchange within the “Steering Committee for the Harmonisation of European Music Education (SCHEME), which involves representatives of all three associations.

Prof. Graham Welch and Prof. Patrick Freer to participate in SiME Launch

The new Special Focus Group (SFG) SiME (Singing in Music Education) is pleased to announce that renowned voice researchers Professor Graham Welch (UK) and Professor Patrick Freer (US) will be participating as special guests in our inaugural Singing in Music Education launch in Jelgava 2018! This will take place during our Special Focus Group ”Open Session” on Friday, March 16, 15:45- 16:45 (CET). EAS President Gerhard Sammer will be joining us, and all EAS interested delegates are welcome!

A leading voice in Music Education research for the past four decades, Professor Welch will deliver an inaugural address via Skype and participate in our Q & A discussion on vital questions facing singing in schools today and the potential impact research networks like our own can achieve.

Professor Freer is recognized as an established authority in voice and choir research, with specific focus on young male voices. He has expressed interest in working closely with our SFG and will also join us via Skype to participate in our discussion.

Extended deadline call for papers

jelgava-themeWe are aware that this is a hectic period of the academic year and that the people are having issues working with the submission system. To make sure that everyone who wants to have the opportunity to apply we have extended the submission deadline for the conference in Jelgava/Riga – to November 30, 2017. Read more about the call for papers …

We look forward to your application!