Only 30 days left until our next EAS-Conference in Jelgava/Latvia will open the doors. The 26th EAS Conference will take place from 14th to 17th March, 2018. We are looking forward to a great event in the ‘singing country’ Latvia. Don’t forget to register and have a look at our Keynotes and the Conference Schedule!
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! This will take place during our Special Focus Group ”Open Session” on Friday, March 16, 15:45- 16:45 (CET). EAS President Gerhard Sammer will be joining us, and all EAS interested delegates are welcome!
A leading voice in Music Education research for the past four decades, Professor Welch will deliver an inaugural address via Skype and participate in our Q & A discussion on vital questions facing singing in schools today and the potential impact research networks like our own can achieve.
Professor Freer is recognized as an established authority in voice and choir research, with specific focus on young male voices. He has expressed interest in working closely with our SFG and will also join us via Skype to participate in our discussion.
The EAS wishes you a Merry Christmas and the very best for a Happy New Year!
We hope to meet you in Latvia in 2018!
The EAS board
The position of the 2nd Staff Member for the DSF is available for the period 2018-2022 (work relating to the EAS conferences of 2019 and 2020). The person selected will be expected to work with Thade Buchborn (DE) then take on the EAS DSF Lead position from 2020-2022 (work relating to the EAS conferences of 2021 and 2022).
See separate document: EAS DSF Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.
The EAS announces an open call, among its members, for the positions of the National Coordinator, for the two years period from 2018 to 2019, for the following countries (applications till 15th of January 2018): Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Romania and Russia.
EAS National Coordinator: Role Description and responsibilities
The ‘National Coordinators’ (NCs) represent the EAS at national level. They support music education activities and initiatives in their countries and they communicate these activities at the European level. They may cooperate in this with other representatives of the EAS, primarily with the EAS board members and with the NCs of the other countries.
The position of the 2nd Staff Member for the SF is available. This is usually for a period of approximately 4 years, although this can vary. The person selected will take on the role after the Jelgava conference March 2018 and will work with Hanne Orrenmaa (FI) (with support from Marina Gall). S/he will also, in time, be expected to take on the EAS SF Lead position.
See separate document: EAS Student Forum Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.
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!