Call for Conference Proposals
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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education
Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, Norway
Date(s) of Meeting:
June 16-19, 2021
Description of Meeting:
Submissions are invited for the 13th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME). A pre-conference workshop for doctoral students will take place June 14-16, 2021. We recognize the disruption of COVID-19 these past few months on travel, conferences, and conference planning. Presently, our intention is to move forward to hold our Symposium, proceeding with preparations. In the event that circumstances change, we will adapt. We thank you for your support and understanding.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
Papers must be in English, 4,000-6,000 words (excluding references), and formatted using Microsoft Word. An abstract of no more than 250 words must accompany the text. Authors will certify that their papers have not been published elsewhere and are not under review for other conferences or publications. All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by a panel of international scholars.

Presenters will be expected to give a shortened version of their paper within a strict 30-minute time frame. Individuals who wish to serve as respondents should contact program co-chair Cara Bernard at Responses will be 10 minutes in length to leave time for dialogue and interactions among symposium participants.

Panel submissions are welcomed; please provide a general 250-word abstract for the entire panel and individual 500-word outline for each panel participant, indicating how each relates to the panel’s overall theme. Panels will be 80 minutes, with 60 minutes of presentation followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
Research Topics Sought:
The symposium will bring together a diverse array of international philosophers, scholars, teachers, teacher educators, and performers interested in engaging in philosophical research regarding music education. The symposium seeks to encourage and stimulate discussions on a wide range of topics related to philosophy of music education from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. This includes particular research concerned with intersections of philosophy of music education and music education policy, or comparative and international music education.
Submission Information:
Paper and panel submissions should be sent via email to program co-chair Hanne Rinholm at
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
November 1, 2020
Meeting URL:
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Hanne Rinholm:
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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