Call for Papers

29th EAS Conference in Belgrade, Serbia

May 18-21, 2022 

Conference theme: Music and meaning

Host: Faculty of Music, University of Arts Belgrade, Serbia

Conference venues: Kolarac People’s University Building & Faculty of Music, Belgrade, Serbia

The main aim of the European Association for Music in Schools is to bring together teachers, artists and researchers who are committed to develop and improve music education throughout the countries of Europe. At the 29th EAS Conference in Belgrade we want participants to have ample opportunity to share ideas, create networks and discuss the following subtopics:

• meaningful music education

• music and its possible meanings

• music and communication

• significance of music and emotions

• musical identity

• music education and its significance in the community

We decided to organize a live conference in Belgrade. If the coronavirus pandemic starts over again we will either move to a hybrid or an online conference. Please submit your abstract by November 15th as an upload on https://www.conftool.com/eas2022/

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First EAS Regional Event: “Seventh International Symposium of Music Pedagogues” (May 13-15, 2021)

The EAS sent out a Call for “Regional Events 2021” and Sabina Vidulin applied with her “Seventh international Symposium of Music Pedagogues” which is organized by the Academy of Music in Pula and will be held from May 13 to May 15 2021 for the first time online. The EAS is supporting this symposium and acknowlegdes the great organisational work behind this event.
The symposium has the topic: Multidisciplinary Crossroads: Researches in Music Education

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Start of the two #YoungEAS Fora: Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) & Student Forum (SF)

Welcome to the conference week! Today was the start of the two #YoungEAS Online Fora: Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) and Student Forum (SF). Two groups of highly motivated students who work together in multiple sessions. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser and Olle Zanden welcomed the PhD students for the DSF and challenged them with an elevator pitch about their research topics. Bernd Clausen, Diletta Bibbò and Lena Widdermann together with EAS Board representative Andreas Bernhofer organized different interactive sessions as well as a marvelous workshop with Julian Knörzer.Don’t miss the YoungEAS sessions at the EAS Conference on Thursday morning and see what the students’ voice want to tell you…

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!

5 February: Webinar on Music Education

Music education is key for a sustainable future of both our societies as well as for music as an art form and as a social practice. AEC, EAS and EMU cover the whole range of institutional music education from kindergarten to higher education, and will at this webinar jointly address challenges and opportunities of music education now and in the future. The webinar organised by AEC, EAS and EMU will be hosted by EMC and take place on 5 February 2020 from 10:30-12 CET. More information will come soon.

Please find more information on the EMC website.

Doctoral Student Forum (DSF) 2021

We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held online. The Forum takes place from Tuesday, March 23th until Thursday, March 25th 2021. It is part of the EAS conference originally to be held physically in Freiburg, Germany which is now held online, too. It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme.

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Open Call: Staff Member for the EAS Student Forum

One position of the Staff Members for the EAS Student Forum is available (=SF Lead from 2022). This is usually for a period of 4 years. The person selected will work together with Bernd Clausen for the Student Forum 2021 in Freiburg and take on the leading role after the Freiburg conference in March 2021 and will prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer) the Student Forums 2022-2024.

Role Descriptor

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

Key Criteria for Selection

  • Must be involved in academic/research work related to music teacher education
  • Must have been an active member of the EAS member for at least 2 years;
  • Must be able to attend the Freiburg EAS conference and be prepared to be involved in the Freiburg SF;
  • Must have already been involved in working with trainee music teachers;
  • Must have experience of work with an international dimension;
  • Must be concerned to enable the ‘student voice’.

Secondary Criteria for Selection

  • Geographical spread: preferably having staff from different European countries
  • Experience across differing school age ranges.

Process for Selection

Please complete the SF Staff Member application form and send to the board member overseeing the work of the SF: andreas.bernhofer@moz.ac.at.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st December 2020.  

The selection will be made by the EAS Board. Applicants should expect to be notified of the result within 4 weeks. They should then be prepared to be involved in the SF preparation work for Freiburg (March 2021).