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.
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).
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.
Information about the 26th EAS Conference (Jelgava) here!
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the two years period from 2018 to 2019, for the following countries (applications till 28th of February 2018): Bosnia, Denmark, France, Iceland, Malta, Slovakia, Romania and Russia.
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.
The EAS wishes you a Merry Christmas and the very best for a Happy New Year!
We hope to meet you in Latvia in 2018!
The EAS board
The four members of the SiME steering committee met in Salzburg, Austria, November 18-19, to plan the SiME launch and to develop a shared research project on singing competences in European schools in preparation for Jelgava, 2018. Thanks to the kind generosity of the Mozarteum for making this happen and supporting SiME!