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Research in Popular Music Education

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A One-Day Symposium

Thursday 23rd July 2015, University of Huddersfield

In association with

Association for Popular Music Education
International Association of the Study of Popular Music (UK & Ireland)
Institute of Contemporary Music Performance

The University of Huddersfield hosts this special one-day symposium to focus and reflect on the gathering momentum of research in popular music education. While music education and popular music each have well-established traditions of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research, the field of scholarly study in popular music education is less well developed. Amidst a surge of publications and burgeoning worldwide interest in this emerging field, we invite colleagues to contribute to the discussion by joining us for this event. Following the vibrant HEA/IASPM conference held at University of Edinburgh in 2014 that explored popular music pedagogy, we welcome submission of submit abstracts of 200-300 words on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Popular Music Education vs Popular Music Studies
  • Higher Popular Music Education
  • Entrepreneurship, (neo)liberalism and contemporary higher education
  • Popular music pedagogies
  • Canon and creativity in curricula
  • Assessment – objectives and processes
  • Teaching teachers to teach popular music

These may be formal presentations, discussions, theoretical, practice-focused or industry-related. Abstracts should be emailed as Word or PDF attachments to [email protected] not later than 1st May 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be by 15th May. Submissions may be for 20-minute spoken papers, or for 60 minute panel discussions. There will be a £45 fee for attendance.

The symposium is organised by Rupert Till, lead editor of the forthcoming (April 2015) special issue of IASPM@Journal on popular music education, and Gareth Dylan Smith, lead editor of the forthcoming Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Music Education (expected summer 2016).

Keynote speaker: Bryan Powell (Association for Popular Music Education, Amp Up NYC, Music Learning Profiles Project)


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  1. 1 Paul Scott said at 4:00 pm on June 24th, 2015:

    Dear Rupert,
    I will be attending the symposium with Gareth Dylan Smith, if that is not too late to let you know.
    Kind regards,

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