Friday, September 16, 2016

The 10th International Conference for Research in Music Education, 24-27 April 2017, Bath Spa University

The 10th International Conference for Research in Music Education

April 24-27 2017

Bath Spa University


Call for Papers – Deadline 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A short curriculum vitae (resumé) of no more than one side of A4 must be attached.


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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 (http://mc. 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 available on