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Call for papers: Connection, collaboration & co-creation - Ways forward for higher music education

Call for papers to the CEMPE final conference 2-3 November 2023 Deadline for submission: 1 May

Higher music education is facing new challenges and increased demands for renewal, diversity in student groups and study programmes, and for providing education that is more in tune with the needs of society. How can music education respond proactively to these challenges? How can study programmes encourage students to develop their own artistic visions during their studies? How can we collaborate more across genres, disciplines, institutions, and between teachers and students? And how can we create change without losing the quality inherent in the traditions and culture of the conservatoire?  

These are questions we want to address and discuss at the final conference, marking the end of CEMPE's 10 years as a Centre of Excellence. Through keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions, we hope to create a seminar with diverse voices and examples of practice that can bring the field together and inspire further development.

Therefore, we are inviting teachers, students, researchers, and leaders to submit their contributions to the conference.

In particular, we welcome contributions on:

  • student ownership such as student-driven projects, R&D-integrated education, and students as partners in education
  • the societal and professional relevance of music education
  • artistic development work and artistic research-based education
  • creation, co-creation and creativity in education
  • entrepreneurship in education and professional practice
  • diversity - in the student and teacher body, repertoire, genres, working methods and possible career paths
  • music and other art forms as expressions in public debate
  • projects that build points of contact between society and educational institutions
  • interdisciplinary projects crossing musical disciplines or other art and academic disciplines
  • collaborative projects across institutions and national borders

Contact us

For questions, contact center director Ellen M. Stabell