Keynote Speakers for EAS 2023 in Lyon

We are pleased to announce that the following researchers will hold the keynote speeches at the EAS Conference in Lyon in May 2023:

Gert Biesta

( is Professor of Public Education in the Centre for Public Education and Pedagogy at Maynooth University, Ireland, and Professor of Educational Theory and Pedagogy at the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. His publications focus on the theory of education and the philosophy of social and educational research, with a particular interest in teachers, teaching, teacher education, curriculum, arts education, citizenship education, and religious education. He has recently held visiting professorships at Uniarts Helsinki (Centre for Educational Research and Academic Development) and the University of Agder (departments of education, mental health, and fine arts). Recent books include World-Centred Education: A View for the Present (Routledge 2021) and Educational Research: An Unorthodox Introduction (Bloomsbury 2000).


Laetitia Pansanel-Garric

Trained at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Lyon and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in Writing and Composing Music for film and media, Laetitia Pansanel-Garric has created the music of more than 70 films to date (Feature films, short films, documentaries, commissioned works etc.) including Pamfir, a fiction feature film by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk selected at the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival. Double bass player, pianist and conductor, she conducts regularly concerts and cinema screenings with life music. 

She is holder of an agrégation at the Faculty of Music and Musicology of the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and divides her time between composing, researching, conducting the Lyon 2 University Symphony Orchestra and teaching, especially in the frame of the master’s degree « Music Applied to Visual Arts » at the Université Lumière Lyon 2. She is a doctoral student since 2018 and does research on the music of French animated films composed during the last 20 years.

She has been involved as a composer in residence for the « Chantiers de la création », an outreach program of the Auditorium-Orchestre National de Lyon, in partnership with the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional and the Service départemental de l’Education Nationale du Rhône in June 2021.


Heidi Westerlund

is a professor of music education at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. She has published widely in international journals and books and her research interests include higher arts education, music teacher education, collaborative learning, cultural diversity and democracy in music education. She is the co-editor of for instance Collaborative learning in higher music education (2013) and Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education–A Changing Game (2021). She is the Lead-PI of Music Education, Professionalism, and Eco-Politics (2021-25) which explores music teacher education in an age of uncertainty and eco-crises.


The City of Belgrade and What to Visit

What the famous Serbian writers, poets and journalists said about Belgrade:

„This grand city seems to have always been like this: torn and split, as if it never exists but is perpetually being created, built upon and recovered … Ever in motion and rustle, never calm and never knowing tranquility or quiet, the city upon two rivers, on the grand clearing, bound by the winds. (Ivo Andrić)

 “He who was lucky enough to wake up this morning in Belgrade shouldn’t ask for anything more in life. More than that would be immodest.” (Duško Radović)

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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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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.

EAS2019: Submission deadline is November 1, 2018


The submission deadline for the 27th EAS Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference is just around the corner. The Call for Submissions is available on the EAS website. The conference theme is: “The School I’d Like” – Music Education meeting the needs of the children and young people today

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EAS2019 Call for Submissions – Now Available

webaccThe 27th EAS Conference/7th European ISME Regional Conference will be held in Malmö, Sweden, May 15-18, 2019. The conference theme is “The School I’d Like” – Music Education meeting the needs of the children and young people today



Call for Submissions

Please find all information about the Call for Submissions on our website. The submission portal opened July 15 and will be open till November 1, 2018. We warmly invite you to submit a paper or a session submission that best aligns with your practice or research interest. Read more about the submission process in the Submission Guidelines. All information is available on the Conference website.

Tell us about the music education you would like!