EAS: Newsflash January 2021

Early bird closes TODAY!

The early bird registration of the 28th EAS Conference / 9th ISME European Regional Conference closes today! We are inviting You to register for this online event in March.

What we offer around the theme “Music is what People Do!”

  • Three exciting Keynote presentations form Prof. Dr. Emily Akuno (Kenya), Prof. Dr. Evert Bisschop-Boele (The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Bettina Fritzsche (Germany). More information including their biographies and fields of research are on our website.
  • Digital Music Activities
  • Digital Live Concerts: PLACE AND DISPLAYS. Digital Artist Lab in Concert: On our Thursday Evening Concert jazz pianist and motion-controlled electronics pioneer Ralf Schmid will present a multi-stage livestream concert with students and teachers of MH and PH Freiburginterweaving innovative digital tools with analog musical interaction.
  • Online School visits and panel discussions on online teaching and learning (Wednesday morning prior to the conference opening)
  • Presentations of music formats people explored in 2020
  • Research Papers, Workshops, Practice Papers, Poster Presentations, Open Spaces, Symposia and Social Events
  • Special Focus Group Sessions: PRIME Practitioner Research in Music Education, SIME: Singing in Music Education; DigiTime: Digital Technologies in Music Education
  • DIY Conference Dinner: Cook and eat typical black forest cuisine with colleagues and friends around the world.
  • Doctoral Student Forum and Student Forum Presentations
  • European network and exchange in National Coordinators and Music Teacher Association Symposia 
  • and more!!!

We are looking forward to meet You at the Conference!

EAS: Newsflash 15.11.2020

Next year’s EAS Online Conference will be hosted by the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany March 24-27, 2021. The conference theme is “Music is what people do”.

As the Corona situation is still very severe in many countries in Europe, the conference team, together with the EAS board, have decided to move to a full online format for the Freiburg conference. This is sad because we would have loved to welcome you all to our beautiful city, However, it opens up new possibilities, too: Now we all have certainty in terms of planning and preparing the event, as well as the contributions and participation.

In addition to that our event:

  • will be ‘greener’,
  • will provide better accessibility for people from all over the world,
  • will be enriched by a new Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020” and
  • will still provide all benefits of a live venue: keynotes, paper and poster presentations, exciting live (stream) concerts, symposia, workshops, open space discussions, (virtual) informal meeting places and much more!  

Some more updates on the event: We are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Emily Akuno (Kenya), Prof. Dr. Evert Bisschop-Boele (The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Bettina Fritzsche (Germany). More information including their biographies and fields of research are on our website.

  • We have launched an additional Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020”. The EAS Conference in Freiburg is designed to bring together current achievements in music education. In times of new challenges, this also means presenting inspirational examples of what people do music-wise in this special year 2020.For in 2020, still, music is what people do! So what do they do in a situation where face-to-face interaction is not be possible? What kinds of musical interactions do take place and what inspirations arise? To inspire and connect a multitude of sounding best practice examples, we include a digital concert format in the conference. We would like to feature music as something that people do – even if they cannot do it the “usual” way.Present your project to the EAS-public and inspire other creatives throughout Europe! We encourage all musicians, students and teachers to submit their way of “doing music” these days in the form of a short film, music track or video clip. This must reach us by  15th December 2020. We invite contributions presenting analogue & digital music-making, as well as face-to-face settings under corona-conditions – in synchronous as well as asynchronous formats. All accepted contributions will be presented in a digital concert format during the conference. For more information check out our website!
  • Registration will open on December 1st. You can find more information on conference fees and registration deadlines on the website. We know we are late, but the shift to the online format forced us to re-organise our budget as a whole from scratch… Good news: The online event will be cheaper for participants!    
  • We received a great number of submissions and are in the middle of a very exciting review process. We are looking forward to compiling a high quality and multifaceted program!  

For more information, please visit our website and watch our conference trailer.

We are looking forward to meet you next year!

Important links:

https://eas-music.org/2021-freiburg/

Important dates:

Open Call for EAS National Coordinators

The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2019, for the following countries (applications till 13th of December 2018):

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bosnia
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • Georgia
  • Iceland
  • Malta
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Slovakia

 

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 the 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
  • to attend the annual NC-meetings prior to the conferences and report on national developments
  • to present in the NC-Symposia during conferences
  • to contribute to the website and sometimes to international projects.
  • to endeavor to build close cooperation with national and regional music education and music teachers’ associations in their countries.
  • to distribute the nomination 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 13th of December 2018

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Open Call for Position of 2nd Staff Member of the EAS Doctoral Student Forum (DSF)

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The position of the 2nd Staff Member for the DSF is available for the period 2019-2023 (work relating to the EAS conferences of 2020 to 2023). The person selected will be expected to work with Isolde Malmberg (DE) then take on the DSF Lead position for the conferences of 2022 & 2023.

Role Descriptor

See separate document: EAS DSF Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.

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