Friday, February 26, 2016

RIME 2017 Call for Papers

10th International Conference for 
Research in Music Education 

Bath Spa University
24-27 April 2017

Deadline for Submissions: 31 October 2016

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss research that is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music: musical development, perception and understanding, creativity, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum design, informal settings, music for special needs, technologies, instrumental teaching, teacher education, gender and culture. Music education is also viewed in the context of arts education, the whole curriculum and its sociocultural contexts. 

Professor Evert Bisschop Boele - Prince Claus Conservatoire, Groningen, Netherlands
Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell - University of Washington, USA
Professor Heidi Westerlund - Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland
Associate Professor Ruth Wright - Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, Canada 

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with an indication of the mode of presentation:  e.g. paper, poster, symposium etc.

Criteria for acceptance: original, well conducted and reported research, relevant to an international audience in the field of music education, demonstrating sufficient command of English. 

Abstracts should be sent as Word compatible documents. Please DO NOT send .pdf documents. Authors who intend to submit their work to the journal should indicate this on the abstract (i.e. 'this article will also be submitted to the journal for review'). Paper presentations should be 20 minutes in length, to be followed by up to 10 minutes chaired discussion time. Practical workshops linking research to practice are especially welcome. If you are interested in organising a symposium please contact the conference director before submitting an abstract.

Submit to A short curriculum vitae (resumé) of no more than one side of A4 must be attached.

All abstracts are anonymously reviewed. Papers to be considered for publication in the journal 'Music Education Research' should be submitted electronically directly to the journal. Papers for the journal should be between 5000 and 8000 words and conform to requirements of the journal (see style guidelines at 

Conference Director: Mary Stakelum. Further details and booking information will be available at the end of May 2016 at