Postponing the 2021 conference
International Society for Philosophy of Music Education
It is with heavy hearts that the International
Society for the Philosophy of Music Education announces the postponement of the symposium originally planned for Norway in June 2021. The Executive Committee was optimistic this past spring and summer that travel restrictions would ease come fall, but that
has not been the case. Given current world conditions, it is prudent not to plan events for spring/summer 2021.
Holding an online symposium was discussed
at length by the ISPME Executive Committee. The EC has decided, however, that scholarly philosophical endeavors do not lend themselves well to all-day, online presentations. The EC is aware of the need to maintain the momentum of philosophical thought in music
education, for both emerging and established scholars. No firm plans are in place at the present time, but the expectation, pending the outcome of world events beyond our control, is to plan and organize for something in 2022 and/or 2023. Mindful of the impact
that cancelling a biennial symposium has on emerging scholars, ISPME is committing to run an online International Seminar for Graduate Students (see below).
ISPME will continue to work proactively
with other scholarly music education organizations in planning future events in order to reduce financial burden, reduce environmental impact, and encourage cross-pollination of thought between related but distinct disciplinary interests.
International Seminar for Graduate Students, June 14-16, 2021 (Online)
Continuing a decades-long tradition, the ISPME network has the great pleasure of inviting graduate students working with philosophical scholarship on music education to participate in an International Seminar commencing June 14-16. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects
(virtually) and discuss philosophical and/or methodological issues with each other and with a group of select international scholars. Works in progress are welcomed; in fact, we encourage students to feel comfortable seeking discussion around ideas that might
be in the development stage.
To participate in the International Seminar,
please send no more than two pages with a short abstract of your project and one or two questions or ideas you would like to discuss. Please note that at the time of the seminar a completed paper will not be necessary. Send your contribution, no later than
January 1, 2021,
to Cathy Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 13th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education, June 16-19, 2021.
More info about deadlines and program to follow.
for the Call for Paper in PDF-format
Information about the Norwegian Academy of Music can be found here
Call for Papers
International Society for the Philosophy of
The 13th International Symposium on the
Philosophy of Music Education, June 16-19, 2021
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020.
Submissions are invited for the 13th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME) in Oslo, Norway, hosted by the Norwegian Academy of Music June 16-19, 2021. 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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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Submission deadline is November 1, 2020. Late papers will not be accepted. Paper and panel submissions should be sent via email to program co-chair Hanne Rinholm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We recognize that circumstances are ever-changing. We have prepared to adapt as necessary to the need for remote paper and panel presentations and will consider requests on a case-by-case basis (e.g., air travel prohibitions, etc.).
Pre-Conference Workshop for Doctoral Students, June 14-16, 2021
The ISPME network has the great pleasure of inviting doctoral students working with philosophical aspects on music education to participate in a pre-conference workshop commencing the Monday prior to the opening of the symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to present their projects and discuss philosophical and/or methodological issues with each other and with international scholars. Works in progress are welcomed; in fact, we encourage students to feel comfortable seeking discussion around an idea they may simply be considering.
To participate in the pre-conference workshop, please send no more than two pages with a short abstract of your project and a specific question or idea that you want to discuss. Please note that at the time of the workshop a completed paper will not be necessary. Send your contribution, no later than November 1, 2020, to Cathy Benedict at email@example.com.
Just as the main conference recognizes that circumstances are ever-changing, we have prepared to adapt as necessary to the need for remote participation and will consider on a case-by-case basis (e.g., air travel prohibitions, etc.). Doctoral students are also encouraged to register for the subsequent main symposium as well.
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More information about the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (ISPME) can be found under https://ispme.net.
To help plan for your ISPME participation, please note the other conferences which occur during the same season:
• MayDay: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA—Date TBD
• International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education—Location and date TBD
Cathy Benedict, pre-conference chair
Cara Bernard, program co-chair
Sidsel Karlsen, site co-chair
Roger Mantie, chair
Lauren Kapalka Richerme
Hanne Rinholm, program co-chair
Øivind Varkøy, site co-chair