Irena Medňanská passed away on December 31, 2020, in Prešov, Slovakia. With her, the EAS as well as international music education is losing a renowned and deserving personality. Irena has helped shape the development of our association from the very beginning. She was an EAS board member for more than a decade and an EAS honorary member since 2016. She participated in nearly all EAS conferences and organized the EAS conference in 1996 at the University of Prešov. Irena has achieved special merits by strengthening Eastern European countries’ presence in the international music education discourse.
We are pleased to announce that the 10th annual Doctoral Student Forum for Music Education will be held online. The Forum takes place from Tuesday, March 23th until Thursday, March 25th 2021. It is part of the EAS conference originally to be held physically in Freiburg, Germany which is now held online, too. It begins on the day prior to the main conference and participants will also be included in the main conference programme.Continue reading
The bi-annual EAS board elections are to take place in March 2021. Those interested in becoming a board member should read the information document then complete the nomination form. (Please note that this requires the signed support of 2 other members of EAS.) The nomination form should be returned to Marina.Gall@bristol.ac.uk by 17th January.
One position of the Staff Members for the EAS Student Forum is available (=SF Lead from 2022). This is usually for a period of 4 years. The person selected will work together with Bernd Clausen for the Student Forum 2021 in Freiburg and take on the leading role after the Freiburg conference in March 2021 and will prepare (with support from EAS Board Member Andreas Bernhofer) the Student Forums 2022-2024.
See separate document: EAS Student Forum Staff Profiles. Please read carefully before making an application.
Key Criteria for Selection
- Must be involved in academic/research work related to music teacher education
- Must have been an active member of the EAS member for at least 2 years;
- Must be able to attend the Freiburg EAS conference and be prepared to be involved in the Freiburg SF;
- Must have already been involved in working with trainee music teachers;
- Must have experience of work with an international dimension;
- Must be concerned to enable the ‘student voice’.
Secondary Criteria for Selection
- Geographical spread: preferably having staff from different European countries
- Experience across differing school age ranges.
Process for Selection
The closing date for applications is Thursday 31st December 2020.
The selection will be made by the EAS Board. Applicants should expect to be notified of the result within 4 weeks. They should then be prepared to be involved in the SF preparation work for Freiburg (March 2021).
Next year’s EAS Online Conference will be hosted by the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany March 24-27, 2021. The conference theme is “Music is what people do”.
As the Corona situation is still very severe in many countries in Europe, the conference team, together with the EAS board, have decided to move to a full online format for the Freiburg conference. This is sad because we would have loved to welcome you all to our beautiful city, However, it opens up new possibilities, too: Now we all have certainty in terms of planning and preparing the event, as well as the contributions and participation.
In addition to that our event:
- will be ‘greener’,
- will provide better accessibility for people from all over the world,
- will be enriched by a new Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020” and
- will still provide all benefits of a live venue: keynotes, paper and poster presentations, exciting live (stream) concerts, symposia, workshops, open space discussions, (virtual) informal meeting places and much more!
Some more updates on the event: We are very pleased to announce our keynote speakers: Prof. Dr. Emily Akuno (Kenya), Prof. Dr. Evert Bisschop-Boele (The Netherlands), Prof. Dr. Bettina Fritzsche (Germany). More information including their biographies and fields of research are on our website.
- We have launched an additional Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020”. The EAS Conference in Freiburg is designed to bring together current achievements in music education. In times of new challenges, this also means presenting inspirational examples of what people do music-wise in this special year 2020.For in 2020, still, music is what people do! So what do they do in a situation where face-to-face interaction is not be possible? What kinds of musical interactions do take place and what inspirations arise? To inspire and connect a multitude of sounding best practice examples, we include a digital concert format in the conference. We would like to feature music as something that people do – even if they cannot do it the “usual” way.Present your project to the EAS-public and inspire other creatives throughout Europe! We encourage all musicians, students and teachers to submit their way of “doing music” these days in the form of a short film, music track or video clip. This must reach us by 15th December 2020. We invite contributions presenting analogue & digital music-making, as well as face-to-face settings under corona-conditions – in synchronous as well as asynchronous formats. All accepted contributions will be presented in a digital concert format during the conference. For more information check out our website!
- Registration will open on December 1st. You can find more information on conference fees and registration deadlines on the website. We know we are late, but the shift to the online format forced us to re-organise our budget as a whole from scratch… Good news: The online event will be cheaper for participants!
- We received a great number of submissions and are in the middle of a very exciting review process. We are looking forward to compiling a high quality and multifaceted program!
We are looking forward to meet you next year!
- Call for Contributions for Digital Concert and Music Practice Formats “Music is What People do 2020” is open NOW
- From December 1st, 2020: Early bird registration open and notification of abstract acceptance
- January 20th 2021: Early bird closed
- January 21th 2021: Late payment registration open
- March 15th : End of registration period
EAS Special Focus Groups (SFGs) are working groups of EAS members. Each provides a forum for the involvement of individuals, drawn together by a common interest in a field of study, teaching or research. At this moment, there are 3 EAS SFGs, led by three SFG coordinators. On behalf of the EAS board, we would like to announce the names, and welcome these new SFG coordinators:
Jonas Völker (DE), PRiME Coordinator
Philipp Ahner (DE), DigiTiME Coordinator
Helmut Schaumberger (AT), SiME Coordinator.
For inquiries about SFGs, contact Sezen Özeke, EAS-SFG Coordinator (EAS Board) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for the CfP for the 28th EAS Conference hosted by Freiburg University of Education and Freiburg University of Music has been extended by the organizers until November 1th, 2021.Please keep in mind that You will be able to participate online and/or in present!! We are looking forward to recieve Your submission! For further information please see below or visit the Conference website: https://eas-music.org/2021-freiburg/
Thade on behalf of the Conference team & The EAS Board
Next year’s EAS Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Freiburg im Breisgau in Germany from March 24 to 27, 2021. The conference theme is: “Music is what people do” Due to the uncertainties we are facing in times of Corona we are planning a double-track: a live conference in Freiburg for all of you who are able to travel, as well as possibilities to join the conference in an online format. Please watch the conference trailer. We are looking forward to meet You next year!
In the past few weeks, we have been exploring possibilities to keep our EAS network alive during the period June 10-13, the timeframe of the cancelled EAS2020 conference in Padova.
Below you can find a schedule of our online activities. We don’t have the ambition to replace the conference, but want to offer a few networking activities for the EAS community instead.
After registering you will receive an e-mail containing the links to the virtual rooms. We hope you will be able to join us in these sessions!
Wednesday June 10th
15.00-17.00 National Coordinators meeting (closed meeting)
Thursday June 11th
11.00 -12.30 Special Focus Group DigiTime meeting
14.00 -15.30 Special Focus Group SiME meeting
16.00 -17.30 Special Focus Group PRiME meeting
Friday June 12th
11.00-12.30 Music Teachers’ Associations meeting
14.00-15.30 “Singing in times of Corona” session (offered by SiME)
17.00-17.30 New EAS books presentations
18.00-19.00 EAS General meeting