Thursday, June 17, 2010

Conference: Leading Music Education

Call for Papers
Leading Music Education
International Conference
May 29-June 1, 2011
Don Wright Faculty of Music
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

Author of Music, Society, Education (1977)
Music of the Common Tongue: Survival and Celebration in African
American Music (1987)
Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (1998)

Proposals are invited from music education researchers, music
educators, community musicians and graduate students to present
papers, research posters or workshops as part of the international
conference Leading Music Education to be hosted by the University of
Western Ontario, May 29 to June 1, 2011.

Conference focus
Although music is often considered an educational frivolity by
politicians, there is an abundance of research and scholarship
demonstrating not just its ubiquity but its power in our lives. Music
plays important roles in shaping identity and community, in promoting
personal growth, health and wellness, and in raising our consciousness
with respect to social and other problems throughout the lifespan. It
can however also be used as entertainment to serve economic purposes
or as propaganda to manipulate. This conference seeks to promote
awareness of music's centrality in contemporary society and culture
and the important role music leaders play therein. It aims to foster
international dialogue and disseminate research on issues of music,
culture, community, music leadership and education.

Invitation to submit proposals
Proposals are welcomed for papers and research posters addressing
themes such as:

• music and lifelong learning
• community music
• music as culture
• the politics of music and music education
• educational philosophy and sociology (including professional ethics)
• related music leadership issues in both school and society

Proposals for practical workshops demonstrating how these or similar
ideas might be applied to actual professional practice in the school
and community, healthcare or media studies are also encouraged.

For research papers and poster submissions please include a single
page providing author's name, institutional affiliation, address,
phone number, e-mail address and a one page abstract of the work to be
presented (approximately 500 words) clearly labeled POSTER or PAPER.

Those intending to present workshops should include a letter of
introduction stating the applicant's professional/institutional
affiliation, contact information and professional qualifications and a
500 word outline of the intended workshop.

The deadline for submission of proposals in electronic format is
September 30, 2010. Authors must include a statement certifying that
their papers are original work. Notification of the status of papers
and workshop proposals will be made by October 30, 2010.

Please send submissions to

Dr. Ruth Wright
Chair, Department of Music Education
The Don Wright Faculty of Music
Talbot College
The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 3K7
Phone: 519 661 2111 x85339