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…
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 prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer and two Student Board Members) the Student Forums 2022-2025.Continue reading
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2021, for the following countries (applications by 1st of March 2021): Slovenia, Latvia, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands.Continue reading
The EAS announces an open call for applications to host an “EAS Regional Event” in 2021. The EAS wants to support events connected to ‘Music in Schools’ in different European regions, which aim to reach out to a broader European community of music educators. Also online-events can be considered!Continue reading
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!
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.
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.Continue reading
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.
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
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).
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!
We are looking forward to meet you next year!
- Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020” is open NOW
- From December 1st, 2020: Early bird registration open and notification of abstract acceptance
- January 20th 2021: Early bird closed
- January 21th 2021: Late payment registration open
- March 15th : End of registration period
EAS Special Focus Groups (SFGs) are working groups of EAS members. Each provides a forum for the involvement of individuals, drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching or research. At this moment, there are 3 EAS SFGs, led by three SFG coordinators. On behalf of the EAS board, we would like to announce the names, and welcome these new SFG coordinators:
Jonas Völker (DE), PRiME Coordinator
Philipp Ahner (DE), DigiTiME Coordinator
Helmut Schaumberger (AT), SiME Coordinator.
For inquiries about SFGs, contact Sezen Özeke, EAS-SFG Coordinator (EAS Board) at firstname.lastname@example.org