Next year’s EAS Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany from March 24 to 27, 2021. The conference theme is: “Music is what people do” Due to the uncertainties we are facing in times of Corona we are planning a double-track: a live conference in Freiburg for all of you who are able to travel, as well as possibilities to join the conference in an online format. Please watch the conference trailer. We are looking forward to meet You next year!
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the year 2020, for the following countries (applications by 15th of March 2020): Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Malta, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Sweden.
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 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
- attend the annual NC-meetings prior to the conferences and report on national developments
- present in the NC-Symposia during conferences
- contribute to the website and sometimes to international projects
- endeavor to build close cooperation with national and regional music education and music teachers’ associations in their countries
- distribute information regarding nominations 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 15th of March 2020
Please send your CV and a (short) “Letter of Motivation” for the position of the NC to firstname.lastname@example.org (dr. Ruta Girdzijauskiene) by 15th of March 2020. The selection will be made by the EAS board. All applicants will be informed as soon as possible!
Upon appointment an agreement is signed for the period of two years (2020-2021) by the NC, the EAS and the respective institution or association (i.e. university, school, association).
Criteria for selection:
- Contribution to EAS: The NCs would preferably be colleagues, who know about the EAS and are EAS individual members who have attended recent conferences and contributed to the EAS’s international work.
- Professional Field and Country Network: The NCs’ professional field should be strongly related to music education in schools (e.g. specialized/certified music teachers, music teacher trainers, university music teachers) and should be well-known by music education networks, and recognized as good practitioners or well-known scientists in their countries.
- Motivation: The NCs must be interested and engaged in developing our common European network for music education and help to motivate people and institutions within their country to participate in EAS conferences and become individual / institutional members.
- English language: The NCs should, in principle, be able to communicate well in the medium of English.
The position of the 2nd Staff Member for the DSF is available for the period 2021-2024 (work relating to the EAS conferences of 2021 and 2022). The person selected will be expected to then take on the EAS DSF Lead position (1st Staff member) from 2023-2024 (work relating to the EAS conferences of 2023 and 2024).
We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held in Padova, Italy. The forum takes place from Tuesday 9th (14.00) – Thursday 11th June (afternoon). It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme. In order to attain the DSF you have to register for the EAS conference.
The deadline for the Call for Submissions for the annual EAS Conference in Padova 2020 is extended until January 15th, 2020.
Here is the link to the Submission page. Take your chance and submit your proposal to present at the EAS Conference 2020 in lovely Padova.
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).
During the 2019 EAS Conference in Malmö we will be using a Whova app. The app is going to be used as the official information and networking app before and during the conference.
The Whova app will be used for:
- Conference check-in
- Networking with panelists and other conference attendees
- Conference program and schedule
The complete schedule for the upcoming EAS conference in Malmö is published on the EAS Website. There you can find all important parts of the conference (exact beginning and end of the conference, opening ceremony, keynotes, general meeting, concert on Thursday evening, conference Dinner, closing ceremony etc) plus all presentations.