32nd World Conference
International Society for Music Education
Glasgow, UK 24-29 July

Preconference Seminar

ISME COMMISSION ON MUSIC POLICY: CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL, AND MASS MEDIA

Policy and the Arts Educator: Consumer, Producer, or Bystander

20-22 July 2016

Held at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University

The pre conference seminar of the ISME Commission on Music Policy: Cultural, Educational, and Mass Media will take place at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England.  The seminar will be developed in partnership with the Music Education Council.

The main theme of the ISME world conference is "Well-Being, Social Justice and Identity.”  The Policy Commission is also interested in the theme of “Policy and the Arts Educator: Consumer, Producer, or Bystander.” Submissions on either theme are encouraged as well as all manner of policy-related issues and research paradigms regarding music education because current policy issues and policy-making contexts can differ from country to country.

The ISME Commission on Music Policy: Cultural, Educational, and Mass Media provides a forum for scholars and practitioners from around the globe to meet to share policy-oriented research, inform each other of policy issues and happenings in their respective countries, exchange ideas, and learn new approaches to engaging with policy.

Areas for consideration may include institutionally or place-specific policies affecting music or music education in communities, schools, universities, and/or non-governmental organizations; music education as an intersection between cultural and educational policies; influences between funding and music and educational policies; academic institutions as mediative spaces for policy thought and action; and effects of media and media policies on cultures, schools, industries, and governments. Thus, while topics and research paradigms will vary, the strand that ties papers and panels of the seminar together will be a focus on policy. Seminar contributors are invited to focus their papers on any of the following three areas addressed by the commission:

1) Cultural Policies
2) Educational Policies
3) Media Policies.

The Commission invites participation by the global community of music educators—academic scholars, graduate students, policy institutes, school administrators, community organizations, community music facilitators, and teachers. Observers (including practicing music educators, administrators, and graduate students) are also welcome.

The Commission welcomes individual papers and two types of group presentations:

Papers – Consist of traditional form of focused presentation on work developed by single or multiple authors under the same title. Papers can be up to 6,000 words in length and will be printed in the proceedings. Presenters will normally have 30 minutes to deliver paper presentations.

Colloquia – Consist of brief spoken presentations of papers on a single topic. The papers will not be read at the seminar but will be printed in the proceedings. Paper lengths may not exceed 2,000 words each inclusive of references. A convener will organize the colloquium and chair it at the Seminar.

Round-Tables – Consist of discussions on a single topic. The abstracts will be published in the proceedings. No papers will be published in the proceedings. A convener will organize the colloquium and chair it at the Seminar.

Proposals for Colloquia and Round-Tables will be under the Symposia section of submissions and will follow the guidelines outlined for Symposia. In addition, the Convener must identify whether or not it is to be a Colloquium or a Round-Table by writing it in boldface type at the top of the Symposium overview.

Deadline for Proposals (abstract plus references): 22nd November 2015 (extended from 31 October 2015)

Deadline for Full Papers (following 15 December 2015 proposal notification): 1 April 2016

Deadline for Observer bookings: 1 June 2016

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