Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Call for papers: Journal of Music, Technology & Education

Call for papers

Journal of Music, Technology & Education
We invite educators, researchers and practitioners to contribute to the Journal of Music, Technology & Education (JMTE), the only journal that is specifically dedicated to the pedagogical aspects of technology in music education. Peer-reviewed, with an international editorial board, JMTE aims to draw its contributions from a broad community of educators, researchers and practitioners who are working closely with new technologies in the field. We regard such education in its widest sense, with no bias towards any particular genre.

JMTE examines pedagogy at all levels and across genres such as composition, musicology, performance and music production.

We would like to invite contributions in any aspect of the field, such as:
·     Computer-mediated music composition in education

·     Music performance technologies

·     Audition & aural awareness training systems

·     Music, technology, education & industrial practice

·     Computational musicology in Further and Higher Education

·     Musical creativity and technology

·     Pedagogical aspects of electroacoustic composition

·     Classroom engagement with new technologies

·     Assessing student music technology practice

·     Children's musical learning with technology

Articles should not normally exceed 6-8,000 words in length (4,000 words for position papers), should include full references, bibliography and keywords, and should also include an abstract of no more than 150 words. Illustrated articles are welcome. Short reports may be submitted on related issues, as well as conference reports, book and pedagogically contextualized software/hardware reviews.

To submit to the journal, or for more information please contact the editor Andrew King at

For more information on the journal, please see the journal's webpage:,id=152/

Editor: Andrew King (University of Hull)

Associate Editors: Allan Hewitt (University of Strathclyde)

Evangelos Himonides (Institute of Education)

Jonathan Savage (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Book Reviews Editor: Rowan Oliver (University of Hull)

ISSN: 1752-7066 | Online ISSN: 1752-7074 | 2010, Volume 4, 3 issues per year
      Institutional subscription: £210 / $330 | Online subscription: £177 / $265 | Individual subscription: £33 / $65

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


9-11 May 2011

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Berlin, Germany

The International Conference on the Arts in Society and the International Journal of the Arts in Society provide a scholarly platform for discussions of the arts and art practices, enabling an interdisciplinary conversation on the role of the arts in society. They are intended as a place for critical engagement, examination and experimentation of ideas that connect the arts to their contexts in the world - in studios and classrooms, in galleries and museums, on stage, on the streets and in communities.

As well as an impressive line-up of plenary speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of the Arts in Society. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference, we also encourage you to present on the Arts in Society YouTube Channel. Please select the Online Sessions link on the conference website for further details. Additionally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter and subscribing to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 21 December 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website at

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leeds International Jazz Conference 2011: CALL FOR PAPERS and WORKSHOP PROPOSALS


Leeds, United Kingdom




Leeds International Jazz Conference 2011:

Time Captured - Jazz composition, composing and composers

Thursday & Friday 7- 8 April 2011


The 17th Leeds International Jazz Conference takes place at Leeds College of Music from Thursday 7 to Friday 8 April 2011. LIJC is an annual event focusing on jazz research, education, performance and composition. It is the only conference of its kind in the UK and offers a unique forum for musicians, academics, educators, students, and arts organisers to engage with the latest sounds and ideas in jazz. Along with paper presentations, workshops, performances and jam sessions, there are opportunities for discussion, networking, information exchange, and professional development.


LIJC 2011 focuses on the under-explored subject of jazz composition, composing and composers. In keeping with this overarching theme we are delighted to welcome two eminent keynote presenters:   


Mike Gibbs, distinguished composer, arranger and trombonist is our Jazz Keynote. He will address us on composing, compositional process and the influences contributing to his own distinctive voice and methods. He also offers a workshop for small groups and jazz orchestra. Mike Gibbs has worked with many music luminaries including Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Gary Burton, John Dankworth and Laurie Anderson. Born in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) he was awarded scholarships to attend Lenox School of Jazz and Tanglewood Summer School where he studied with Aaron Copland, Gunther Schuller, George Russell, J.J.Johnson, Lukas Foss and Iannis Xenakis. He has several Melody Maker Awards, including First Composer, Best Big Band, Musician of the Year, First Arranger and his own album In the Public Interest was voted Best Album of 1974. He continues to write and arrange for the major European jazz orchestras. A newly commissioned piece will feature in LIJC 2011 with the LCM Jazz Orchestra.

Our academic keynote speaker is Tony Whyton Reader in Music within the School of Media, Music and Performance at Salford University, UK. His first book, Jazz Icons: Heroes, Myths and the Jazz Tradition was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010, and hot on its heels is a second book Beyond A Love Supreme (Oxford University Press). In his tenure at Leeds College of Music (1998-2007), Tony set up the Centre for Jazz Studies and was founding editor of the international journal The Source: challenging jazz criticism, the first peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal for jazz studies. He now co-edits the internationally peer-reviewed Jazz Research Journal. Tony Whyton has recently been awarded just under €1 million to lead a three-year, collaborative, pan-European project entitled Rhythm Changes: Jazz Cultures and European Identities. His work champions the relationship between theory and practice and encourages performers, composers and musicologists to engage critically with music as a discursive cultural practice.


Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals


The conference committee invites proposals for research papers, workshops, lecture-recitals, panels and roundtable discussions. The deadline for the submissions of proposals is Monday 10 January 2011. We welcome presentations that advance the field of jazz composition and composition education, and the emergence of cross-disciplinary thinking and the development of new jazz scholarship. While we invite proposals on any area of jazz research and practice from within any discipline, preference will be given to topics which accord with the conference theme, and may address:


Defining composition, defining jazz composition

Performance and jazz composition

The changing compositional language of jazz

Jazz improvisation and composition

Improvisation and the jazz composer

Teaching and learning jazz composition

Critical evaluation of jazz composition

Precedent and tradition in jazz composition

Composition for small and large jazz ensembles

Jazz composition on record

The cult of personality and the jazz composer

National identities and jazz composition

Jazz composing and issues of notation

Jazz arranging techniques and aesthetic choices

Aesthetics and jazz composition

Inspiration and jazz composition

Influences on composition from outside jazz

The limitations of jazz scholarship for understanding composition


Individual presentations should be no more than twenty minutes in duration. There may be opportunities for longer slots for lecture-recitals and workshops. Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of not more than 200 words, and should include details of each presenter(s) including brief biographical description. The deadline for submissions is Monday 10 January, and decisions will be notified shortly after this date.


Any queries about a proposal should be directed to the LIJC 2011 Conference Director: Louise Gibbs


Submissions should be addressed to: Caroline Stephenson, Academic Administrator,  or sent to her at:


Leeds College of Music

3 Quarry Hill



United Kingdom


For more information and to make a booking for the conference go to:

Queries about attending LIJC 2011 should be addressed to: Louise Wood