Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fwd: CFP: Research in Popular Music Education - One Day Symposium

Research in Popular Music Education 

A One-Day Symposium

Thursday 23rd July 2015

University of Huddersfield, UK.


In association with

International Association of the Study of Popular Music (UK & Ireland)

Association for Popular Music Education

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 education

·       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 r.till@hud.ac.uk 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)


http://www.hud.ac.uk/research/music/  http://www.popularmusiceducation.org/ http://www.iaspm.org.uk/ http://icmp.co.uk/

Dr. Rupert Till MA FHEA

Reader in Music

Chair of International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

Director of the Popular Music Studies Research Group

European Music Archaeology Project Huddersfield Co-organizer Contact 

01484 472141



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