Doctoral Student Forum (DSF)

We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held in Freiburg, Germany. The forum takes place from Tuesday 23rd (14.00) – Thursday 25th of March 2021 (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.

Aims of the Forum

  • 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


You will soon find the information for application here.

Criteria for selection:

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

Programme & Co-ordinators

The Forum sessions will include peer-led discussion and workshops given by Prof. Dr. Andreas-Lehmann-Wermser (Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Olle Zandén (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

  lehmann-wermser     Zanden Olle


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.

NEW-NEW: Pilot project Mentoring DSF students

Initiated by two former DSF participants (Eva Tralle and Emma Nenadic) a pilot project for mentoring young researchers is launched at EAS 2021. Experienced researchers will accompany and comment the doctoral students’ projects. They will give advice during the conference and possibly furtheron. Mentoring EAS DSF students will be steered by Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg.

Reports of previous doctoral student fora