Doctoral Student Forum (DSF)

We are pleased to announce that the 9th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held in Malmö, Sweden. The Forum takes place from Tuesday 14th  – Thursday 16th May and is included in the 2018 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. Thade Buchborn (University of Music Freiburg, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg (Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Rostock, Germany)

There are 10 places available.


The deadline for application is January 30th 2019.

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.


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  • Prof. Dr. Isolde Malmberg (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Thade Buchborn (University of Music Freiburg, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Lehmann-Wermser (Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Germany)

Contact:  or buchborn(at) 

Reports of previous doctoral student fora