Irena Medňanská passed away on December 31, 2020, in Prešov, Slovakia. With her, the EAS as well as international music education is losing a renowned and deserving personality. Irena has helped shape the development of our association from the very beginning. She was an EAS board member for more than a decade and an EAS honorary member since 2016. She participated in nearly all EAS conferences and organized the EAS conference in 1996 at the University of Prešov. Irena has achieved special merits by strengthening Eastern European countries’ presence in the international music education discourse.
The bi-annual EAS board elections are to take place in March 2021. Those interested in becoming a board member should read the information document then complete the nomination form. (Please note that this requires the signed support of 2 other members of EAS.) The nomination form should be returned to Marina.Gall@bristol.ac.uk by 17th January.
On Thursday 20/05/17, a new EAS board has been elected by the EAS members! The new board was announced at the conference dinner in Salzburg.
The new board (2017-2019) consists of Gerhard Sammer (President, DE), Thomas De Baets (Vice President, BE), Adri de Vugt (Past President, NL), Andreas Bernhofer (Secretary, AT), Lina Van Dooren (Treasurer, SE), Natassa Economidou Stavrou (CY), Marina Gall (UK), Anna Houmann (SE), and coopted board members Ruta Kanteruka (LV), Lisa Grüneis (student, AT), and Māra Vaickovska (student, LV).
The EAS asserts that the outcome of the Brexit referendum will not affect the EAS’s co-operation with UK institutions and colleagues involved in music education and in music teacher training. Over the past years, the EAS and its UK members have contributed significantly to the promotion and strengthening of European integration, and the society remains committed to continuing all partnerships, across Europe and beyond, in our music education work.
The EAS board