Brexit Statement

The EAS asserts that the outcome of the Brexit referendum will not affect the EAS’s co-operation with UK institutions and colleagues involved in music education and in music teacher training. Over the past years, the EAS and its UK members have contributed significantly to the promotion and strengthening of European integration, and the society remains committed to continuing all partnerships, across Europe and beyond, in our music education work.

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Call for Papers EAS2017 (Salzburg) now open!

You are warmly invited to submit: Spoken research papers, Spoken practice papers, Posters, and Demonstrations / Workshops.

Main theme: JOINT (AD)VENTURE MUSIC – Networking as a challenge for music teachers

Helping young people to develop a deeper understanding of music and fostering their active participation in musical life in a rapidly changing society has to be a joint venture between different partners. Such joint ventures may turn into joint (ad)ventures that explore multiple facets of musical culture.

Embedded in a cultural network, music education in schools depends on dialogues with:

  • public and private cultural institutions
  • extracurricular music education
  • referential research fields

This congress encourages musical educators and communicators involved in their own specific ventures to become engaged in the adventure of new collaborations.

We invite participants to consider: What are the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary approaches? What are the challenges and benefits of multimedial approaches? To what extent can new approaches foster a better understanding of works of art? What are the challenges of cooperative projects between different institutions? What are the benefits of breaking up the close framework of the classroom-situation? Which partners are supportive in a search for new approaches? How do we develop students’ ability of working together?

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Next conference in Salzburg, Austria!

The 25th EAS Conference / 6th European ISME Regional Conference will take place at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg (Austria), from 18 to 22 April 2017!

JOINT (AD)VENTURE MUSIC
Network as a challenge for music educators

Working together for the benefit of music education we are excited to hear answers to the following questions:

  • What are the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary approaches?
  • What are the challenges and benefits of multimedial approaches? To what extend can new approaches foster a better understanding of works of art?
  • What are the challenges of cooperative projects between schools and other institutions?

Four days full of presentations, debates, workshops and concerts in the city of Mozart in the centre of Europe!

The 3rd International Music Olympiad in Lithuania!

The 3rd International Music Olympiad took place at Klaipeda University in Lithuania. Students from nine countries (Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia) came to Klaipeda this year. Over 3 days, young musicians presented their talent, knowledge, and musical skills in four different sections of the competition.

Participants were awarded with medals and diplomas in gold, silver or bronze. The best performer of a song, the best composer of an original composition and the contestant with the highest score in listening tasks were awarded special prizes.

The Olympiad was organized by the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuanian Music Teachers’ Association and Klaipeda University, in cooperation with the European Association for Music in Schools.

For more information see: http://www.music-olympiad2016.lt/Home/

European Perspectives on Music Education: Volume 5 published!

EAS5_CoverThe fifth Volume of the EAS book series European Perspectives on Music Education: International Cooperation (edited by Thomas De Baets, Gerhard Sammer and Adri de Vugt), celebrating 25 years EAS, is now published!

Read more about the series European Perspectives on Music Education or order the book now!

This publication focuses on the nature and importance of international cooperation in music education and different types of cooperation. In includes conceptual reflections as well as practical examples from inside and outside the EAS, in Europe and beyond. The volume consists of the sections: it introduces the EAS as a European music education network, sketches the broader landscape of international cooperation in music education, and describes concrete cooperation projects in practice.

 

EAS2016 about to start!

vilniusWe look forward to welcoming our members in Vilnius! We have made some corrections in the conference schedule and the conference map. The final versions of both documents can be found on the conference website.
Registration will be held in the main palace of Academy of Music and Theatre on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 5.30 p.m.
We wish you a good journey and hope to see you in Vilnius!

For more information about the conference, venue, registration and accommodation, follow the conference website, or contact eas2016@eas-music.org.