The new Special Focus Group (SFG) SiME (Singing in Music Education) is pleased to announce that renowned voice researchers Professor Graham Welch (UK) and Professor Patrick Freer (US) will be participating as special guests in our inaugural Singing in Music Education launch in Jelgava 2018! Continue reading
Singing has traditionally held a central place in classroom music education in European countries. Nevertheless, many important issues concerning contemporary vocal education practices are underresearched and several papers at recent EAS conferences have highlighted a need for exchange on this topic. SiME is intended as a platform that harnesses the EAS network of researchers and practitioners from across Europe to develop, support and disseminate research ideas and projects on the subject of singing in schools. A long term aim is to link relevant research to policy concerns in order to promote and maintain healthy and vibrant singing cultures in European schools.
SiME currently brings together over 40 EAS-affiliated researchers.
SiME steering committee meets in Salzburg
The four members of the SiME steering committee met in Salzburg, Austria, November 18-19, to plan the SiME launch and to develop a shared research project on singing competences in European schools in preparation for Jelgava, 2018. Thanks to the kind generosity of the Mozarteum for making this happen and supporting SiME!