Doctoral Student Forum (DSF)

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  – Thursday 11th June and is included in the 2020 EAS Conference. It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme.

The aims of the Forum are:

  • to give doctoral students, at any stage of their studies, an opportunity to present, share, and discuss their work in a supportive environment
  • to give students opportunities to discuss methodological and theoretical issues related to research in music education
  • for students in the early stages of their studies to gain feedback on their ideas and plans
  • to enable students to join the EAS network which can provide valuable sources of support, knowledge and professional contacts

The Forum sessions will include peer-led discussion and workshops given by Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg (Rostock University for Music and Drama, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Andreas-Lehman-Wermser (Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media)

There are 10 places available.

Online submission is available here.
The deadline for application is February 1st 2020.
Your application will be answered by the end of February 2020.

Criteria for selection

  • abstract is concise in content
  • abstract is written in correct English
  • geographical spread of the group

All participating students will contribute a poster to be exhibited on the first day to facilitate discussion. These will be designed to present plans, initial findings or frameworks. An e-book of abstracts will be distributed to all participants in advance of the Forum. Participants whose papers have been accepted for presentation in the main conference are offered verbal feedback following the session, or in written form via email as soon as possible afterwards.



Portrait-Isolde  lehmann-wermser

  • Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany)

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Reports of previous doctoral student fora