Symposium IX – 2013, New York City, USA

International Society for Philosophy of Music Education
The Ninth International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education
Teachers College Columbia University / New York City
June 5- 2013

The Ninth International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education will be held in New York City at Teachers College Columbia University, June 5-9 2013. This symposium will bring together a diverse array of international philosophers, scholars, teachers, teacher educators, and performers interested in engaging in philosophical research concerning music education. The symposium seeks to encourage and stimulate discussion on a wide range of topics relating to the philosophy of music education from international and interdisciplinary perspectives.

Celebrated guest speakers include:
Estelle Jorgensen, founder and editor for Philosophy of Music Education Review, general editor for the Counterpoints: Music and Education series at Indiana University Press. She is the founding chair of the Philosophy SRIG of MENC, and is the founding co-chair of the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education. Jorgensen is the author of In Search of Music Education (University of Illinois Press, 1997), Transforming Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2003),The Art of Teaching Music (Indiana University Press, 2008), Pictures of Music Education (Indiana University Press, 2011), and is a frequent contributor to leading research journals in music education internationally. She is an author and speaker on a broad array of themes in the philosophy of music education.

Megan Laverty, an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education in the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University. Megan received her Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales. Her research interests are in moral philosophy and philosophy and literature, particularly as they relate to Philosophy for Children.

Eduardo Duarte will also be joining Dr Laverty. Duarte earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy at the Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research, and his B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University. His research interests are defined by a confluence of several theoretical strands: critical theory, multiculturalism, and postmodernism. He has written, presented and published articles on the relationships between multiculturalism, liberalism and postcolonial theory, the philosophic genealogy of Paulo Freire, and, most recently, the pedagogical implications of improvisational music.

Pauline Oliveros is a senior figure in contemporary American music. Her career spans fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the ’50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. Recently awarded the John Cage award for 2012 from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, Oliveros is Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, and Darius Milhaud Artist-in-Residence at Mills College. Pauline Oliveros’ life as a composer, performer and humanitarian is about opening her own and others’ sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds.

Individual paper presentations and panels:
Invited ISPME speakers from all over the world will be presenting their thinking within a set time frame. This will allow time for respondents to speak, as well as for dialogue and interaction among Symposium participants.

Preliminary Schedule

5 June (Wednesday)
Registration 5:00 (17:00)
Welcome and Keynote 6:00 (18:00)
Reception to follow

6 June (Thursday)
Papers 8:30 till 6:00 (18:00)
Evening free

7 June (Friday)
Papers 8:30 till 6:00 (18:00)
Happy Hour gathering at local bar
Evening Free

8 June (Saturday)
8:30 Papers
Business Meeting
Conference ends (1:00) 13:00

The Conference Fees. You can submit your conference registration through this website or register at the time of the meeting.
$125.00 (US): General Admission
$50.00 (US): Student

Graduate Student Pre-Conference Dates: Monday June 3rd- Wednesday June 5th, 2013
Graduate Student Seminar: Students are encouraged to attend this portion of the conference designated specifically for Graduate students mentorship, scholarly application and networking. For more information contact Randall Allsup:

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