Monday, November 28, 2016

cfp: 10th biennial International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

Call for Papers – one week to deadline

The organizing committee of the 10th biennial International Symposium
on the Sociology of Music Education and the Institute of Contemporary
Music Performance are pleased to announce a call for papers. We
welcome proposals from a broad range of perspectives, related to
sociology and music education. Colleagues are invited to submit
individual papers (twenty minutes, plus five minutes for discussion)
or panels of three to five presenters (50 minutes, plus 10 minutes for
discussion). Topics of particular interest include, but are not
limited to, sociological studies of music education that relate to:

· Communities of musical practice

· Music, multimedia, and online learning

· Transdisciplinary, hybrid and sound-based music

· Power and (symbolic) violence

· Aspiration and social mobility

· Social justice and citizenship

· Feminist, gender, queer and trans theories

· Punk, hip-hop and anarchist pedagogies

· Critical studies of creativity

· Practice-led and arts-based research methods

· Music making, leisure, cultural participation

· Intergenerational learning, health and creative aging

· Internationalization and globalization

· Neoliberalization of schooling and higher education

· Public–private partnerships

· Religion and spirituality

· An age of polarized politics

· An anti-intellectual age

We also welcome proposals for 60-minute performance/teaching workshops
that illustrate effective practical responses to social issues in
music. Please contact Gareth Dylan Smith with any informal enquiries

Abstracts should be 300-350 words in length, and should be accompanied
by a 150-word biography for each presenter. Email submissions to, including full name/s and institutional
affiliation/s. The closing date for submissions is 1 December 2016.
All submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee: Dr Clare
Hall, Dr David Hebert, Dr Danielle Sirek and Dr Gareth Dylan Smith.
All presenters will be notified of acceptance by 1 January 2017. The
Symposium will be held at the ICMP's London campus, 11-14 June 2017.
Registration, and information regarding travel, accommodation and
scheduling, will be available (from spring 2017) via:

Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education will publish a
special Sociology of Music Education issue in early 2018, including
articles based on ISSME 2017 presentations, and guest edited by Gareth
Dylan Smith and Clare Hall. Submissions should meet ACT standards
( and will be subject to
double-blind peer review. Submissions to the guest editors will be due
by September 1, 2017.

Dr Gareth Dylan Smith BA, MA, MMus, PhD, LTCL, NCTM, SFHEA

Research Fellow
Editor, Journal of Popular Music Education
Vice President, Association for Popular Music Education
Chair, ISME Popular Music Education Special Interest Group

Direct: 020 7328 0222
Skype: garethdylansmith

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