active music making – call for papers

September 29, 2011

As a new initiative, nine new Special Interest Groups (SIGS) have been set up to operate at the forthcoming International Society of Music Education (ISME) world conference Thessaloniki, Greece July 15-20th 2102.

One of these is the Active Music Making (AMM) SIG which is focused on studying, promoting, and advancing music pedagogies that facilitate students actively making music.

The aims of the AMM SIG are to demonstrate, promote, and advance well-established music pedagogies based on active music-making (e.g. Orff, Dalcroze, Kodály, Gordon and others). Activities will include dedicated workshops, papers, posters and symposia. Please email for more info.

We invite you to submit a proposal in one or more of these categories – workshops, papers, posters and/or symposia as part of the Active Music Making SIG. Submissions for each individual presenter are limited to a maximum TOTAL of four, with a limit of two submissions in any of these categories. The deadline for submissions is midnight (your time) October 1st, 2011.


1. Log into the system at – you need to be a current financial ISME member to apply

2. Click on Submit or Edit Saved Proposal

3. Click on Submit Proposal for World Conference

4. The only other choice is Commissions – SIGs are part of the World Conference

5. Submit Proposal for World Conference  (including SIGs and Vocal & Instrumental Forum)

6. Click on which type of submission

7. You get to the Submission page.  In the Topics/Area menu, click on the name of the SIG – Active Music Making!

We are looking forward to having you as part of our very first Active Music Making SIG.


Australian and New Zealand Association for Research in Music Education (ANZARME)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: ANZARME was established in 2007 out of previous music education research organisations.

Read more…


Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Inc (ANCOS)

January 24, 2010

Go to resource: The Australian National Council of Orff Schulwerk Inc (ANCOS) is the Australian organisation for Schulwerk music education methodology, and is linked to the Orff Institute in Salzburg. Read more…


Australian Society for Music Education (ASME)

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Australian Society for Music Education (ASME) is an association for professional music educators including teachers, researchers, and academics.

Read more…


Dalcroze Australia

January 23, 2010

Go to resource: Dalcroze Australia is the official Dalcroze association in Australia and offers courses for teachers. Read more…


Music Council of Australia

December 2, 2009

Go to resource: The Music Council of Australia (MCA) is a 50-member Australian music peak body. Its purpose is to bring together all members of the music community to provide a diverse and active musical life in Australia (including music education). Read more…


Music Learning Conference – Singapore 2013

October 17, 2012
October 2013
Ultra early-bird rate ends 15 November 2012
23-26 October 2013

National Council of Tertiary Music Schools

December 13, 2009

Go to resource: The National Council of Tertiary Music Schools (NACTMUS) is an organisation that represents non-profit music tertiary institutions. Read more…


Regional Arts Australia

December 21, 2009

Go to resource: Regional Arts Australia represents artists in regional, rural, and remote Australia. Read more…


role of core knowledge in music & language

May 23, 2012

From 29 May 2012 through 1 Jun 2012 at The Lorentz Center in Leiden the workshop Core Knowledge, Language and Culture will be held.

This workshop will address the relation between core knowledge, language, music, and culture, with a view to assessing the current understanding of these questions for a theory of the mind/brain.


Society for Music Teacher Education (USA)

February 4, 2010

Go to resource: The Society for Music Teacher Education (USA) is part of the National Association for Music Education (MENC), and is particularly aimed at music teachers. Read more…


Sounds Great! 2013 rego open

May 3, 2013

Sounds Great 2013! This conference is the bi-annual meeting place for all music educators, offering inspirational keynotes and workshops with something for everyone. Delegates with diverse musical backgrounds and training can explore current theories and practice with the input of many music associations co-ordinated by aMuse. Networking opportunities built into the schedule, provide opportunities for professional discussion and collaboration. Music teachers, novice to experienced, will find something to inspire, energise and motivate.’

Consult the Sounds Great website for all the information about keynote presenters, workshops, trade exhibition, conference dinner, venue and prices.

Registrations open Wednesday 1 May.

Registrations close 1 July 2013.