Thursday, March 19, 2015

Call for papers and panel discussions

Research in Popular Music Education 
A One-Day Symposium
Thursday 23rd July 2015
University of Huddersfield, UK.

In association with
Association for Popular Music Education
International Association of the Study of Popular Music (UK & Ireland)
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

Call for papers and panel discussions

The University of Huddersfield hosts this special one-day symposium to focus and reflect on the gathering momentum of research in popular music education. While music education and popular music each have well-established traditions of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, the field of scholarly study in popular music education is less well developed. Amidst a surge of publications and burgeoning worldwide interest in this emerging field, we invite colleagues to contribute to the discussion by joining us for this event. Following the vibrant HEA/IASPM conference held at University of Edinburgh in 2014 that explored popular music pedagogy, we welcome submission of submit abstracts of 200-300 words on topics including, but not limited to: 

·       Popular Music Education vs Popular Music Studies
·       Higher Popular Music Education
·       Entrepreneurship, (neo)liberalism and contemporary higher
·       Popular music pedagogies
·       Canon and creativity in curricula
·       Assessment – objectives and processes
·       Teaching teachers to teach popular music

These may be formal presentations, discussions, theoretical, practice-focused or industry-related. Abstracts should be emailed as Word or PDF attachments to not later than 1st May 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be by 15th May. Submissions may be for 20-minute spoken papers, or for 60 minute panel discussions. There will be a £45 fee for attendance.

The symposium is organised by Rupert Till, lead editor of the forthcoming (April 2015) special issue of IASPM@Journal on popular music education, and Gareth Dylan Smith, lead editor of the forthcoming Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education (expected summer 2016). Keynote speaker: Bryan Powell (Association for Popular Music Education, Amp Up NYC, Music Learning Profiles Project)