Music Education UK
    20 Feb

    St Thomas Childrens Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom

    20 February 2018

    +44 (0)121 464 0020

    Keynote Speakers:

    Di Chilvers and Bernadette Duffy

    The 2018 BECERA theme will focus on the importance and nature of creativity and critical thinking within early years curriculum and pedagogy from birth.
    As we look to re-examine the Foundation Stage Early Learning Goals, the key place of the Characteristics of Effective Learning and enabling environments that nurture this capacity deserve further consideration. Learners for the future will need the ability to be adaptable, flexible, self-regulating, able to innovate and engage with knowledge generation creatively and with a critical eye. The creative curriculum will be key to developing higher order thinking skills and realising the power in young children to innovate and critically evaluate fast moving developments.

    BECERA 2018 will seek to explore and address three key questions:

    • How might creativity and critical thinking, key elements in the Characteristics of Effective Learning, be better embedded in pedagogical practice?
    • What are the professional challenges for securing high-quality creativity and critical thinking in early years curriculum and pedagogy and how might these challenges be addressed in initial and continuing professional development?
    • How might research explore and promote the development of more creative and critical thinking in children throughout the foundation years and early primary schooling?

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    22 Feb

    Hammersmith Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom

    22 February 2018 To 23 February 2018

    9:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Music & Drama Education Expo is Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for anyone involved in music & drama education.

    Music & Drama Education Expo will return on 22 and 23 2018 for its 6th anniversary!

    Over two days, the event will offer you the chance to attend over 60 seminars, workshops and debates, the chance to meet and browse the services of over 150 exhibitors, and the opportunity to network with 2,500 of your peers. An essential experience for anyone working in music & drama education!


    • Over 60 professional development sessions, spanning panel debates, Q&As, practical workshops and seminars
    • The chance to learn from award-winning teachers, pedagogues, and practitioners
    • Presentations from some of the biggest names in arts education and the wider arts industry
    • Performances showcasing young talent from across the UK
    • Fireside chats with leading artists and industry figures
    • A huge exhibition showcasing over 150 of the leading brands in the industry
    • Product launches and demonstrations from established companies and those new on the scene
    • Special offers and discounts exclusive to the show
    • Networking opportunities with 2,500 of the brightest minds in music and drama education from over 40 countries

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    14 Mar

    Jelgava, Latvia

    14 March 2018 To 18 March 2018


    The European Association for Music in Schools is proud to announce the 26th EAS Conference.

    Hosted in Riga and Jelgava, Latvia, the conference offers four days of presentations, debates, workshops, lectures and performances. The conference is geared to music educators, for education practitioners, researchers, planners, and they also offering competences in music education.

    Important dates

    • July 17, 2017: Call for Papers open
    • November 1, 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
    • November 15, 2017: Early bird registration open
    • Starting from December 15, 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance
    • January 15, 2018: Early bird closed
    • January 16, 2018: Late payment registration open

    March 14-17, 2018: Main conference in Jelgava/Riga, Latvia

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    Music Education UK
    15 Mar

    The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Taunton, United Kingdom

    15 March 2018

    9:00 am To 4:30 pm

    +44 (0)1460 249450

    Keynote Speakers:

    Dr. Susan Young and Rhona Matheson

    Do you work with the expressive arts and the Early Years, as an artist, educator, setting or funder?

    Small Steps: Big Noise is a one-day conference showcasing creativity in practice for 0-5s across the South West, including prominent keynote speakers and vibrant debate led by EY experts, engaging practical workshops and a live show from a professional Early Years theatre company.

    The conference has also been set up by Take Art, as a melting pot for best practices and idea sharing, where you can meet and network with key people from your region and get tips and advice on growing your practice.

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    19 Apr

    Messe Bremen, Findorffstraße, Bremen, Germany

    19 April 2018 To 22 April 2018

    +49 (0)421 3505 529

    jazzahead! is an exhibition and meeting point for the international jazz scene.

    Since its premiere in 2006, the event has enriched the regional and national cultural scene with its high-quality and diverse jazz as well as with international flair.

    With its unique concept combining showcase festival, conference, exhibition and festival – all revolving around the central topic, ‘jazz’ – the event has become the must-go networking event for the global jazz scene.

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    Music Education UK
    17 May

    Brighton, United Kingdom

    17 May 2018 To 19 May 2018

    Since being founded in 2006, The Great Escape has been firmly established internationally as the leading event for showcasing new music.

    Taking place in Brighton over 3 days in May, The Great Escape kickstarts the festival season, introducing 16,000 music lovers to the key artists and sounds of the year. With over 450 bands playing in 30 venues over 3 days, The Great Escape is the key date in the music calendar.

    Also among the highlights of the festival is The Great Escape Convention, where about 3,500 music industry professionals from all over the world gather. The TGE Convention programme helps these industry delegates learn, network and discover, to identify new talent and business partners to work with, and to explore and understand how to get more out of the business of music.

    In addition, impromptu street gigs spring up all over town. The Alternative Escape, numerous club nights, label parties, industry showcases, unique collaborations and outdoor gigs all add to the festivities.

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    24 Jun

    Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN, United States

    24 June 2018 To 27 June 2018

    The conference will offer performances and keynotes by legendary and up-and-coming musicians as well as workshops and demonstrations in popular music education, sessions for networking and discussion, opportunities to explore Nashville, and discounts to attend summer NAMM immediately following the APME conference.

    The conference theme will be: Shaping the Future of Popular Music Education. We invite all interested participants – teachers, students, performers, industry experts, and researchers in popular music – to apply and/or attend!

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    15 Jul

    Hilton Baku, Baku, Azerbaijan

    15 July 2018 To 20 July 2018

    9:00 am To 5:00 pm

    +90 (212) 296 66 70

    ISME invites you to attend the 33rd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in July 2018, in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan.

    Baku is an architectural kaleidoscope of western and eastern fabric, blending seamlessly at the beautiful Caspian Sea. Nicknamed the ‘City of Winds’ Baku is the world’s lowest-lying national capital. At its core, The UNESCO-listed Old City of îçeri Seher boasts the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the city’s iconic Maiden Tower. The city is also home to the magnificent ‘Flame Towers’, illuminated stone mansions, a promenade at the shore of the Caspian Sea, and pedestrian-friendly street malls lined with boutique shops.

    Home to four million people, Baku is the capital of Turkey’s sister country, Azerbaijan.  Enjoying an international reputation, Baku has recently hosted the Eurovision Song Contest (2012), the European Games (2015), and the European Grand Prix (2016). Following the ISME conference Baku will be co-hosting the UEFA football championships (2020).

    ISME and their partners The Music Educator’s Society of Türkiye (MUZED) are very honoured to be working together in Baku. They are pleased also to be working alongside TURKSOY, the International Organization of Turkic Culture which will enable many participants from the Turkic countries to attend. In organizing this World Conference, they have developed a collaborative relationship with MUZED, TURKSOY, and their hosts in Azerbaijan, which will provide exciting and pioneering opportunities for ISME as an organization; now reaching a previously unaddressed membership community.

    Opening this magnificent city to ISME scholars and musicians will build a cultural bridge between ancient musical traditions and contemporary music learning and teaching practices. They invite you to be part of their journey and to have an incredible experience with us.

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    27 Jul

    Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia

    27 July 2018 To 5 August 2018


    The festival EUROPA CANTAT, initiated by the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat and held every three years, is the central meeting point of the choral world.

    The festival first began in 1961 in Passau, Germany and now has been held in 18 different cities around Europe – and in 2018 for the first time in Tallinn, Estonia.

    This unique festival brings together more than 4000 singers, conductors, composers and choral managers from Europe and beyond for 10 days of singing delight.

    The festival offers you the chance to:

    • attend different workshops for choirs and singers, with a duration of 4 to 8 days
    • sing and hear all vocal genres: classical, folk, jazz, musical, opera and vocal pop
    • discover rare jewels of choral music
    • work together with leading choral conductors
    • sing at beginner’s, average or advanced level
    • join the special conductors’ or composers’ program
    • join our special “training-on-the-job” program for young managers, the Youth Event Management Programme YEMP
    • take part in the daily ‘Open Singing’ with all participants and visitors
    • join a workshop while your children are entertained
    • discover the unique cultural heritage of Tallinn and Estonia
    • get to know other choirs and singers from many different countries!

    The Conductors’ and Composers’ Program offers warm-ups, seminars, reading sessions, workshops, lectures, round-table discussions and composers’ showcase.

    Open Singing is a singing event where EVERYBODY is invited to sing. The repertoire is international, in different styles and languages.

    As a side-program, we welcome everybody to visit our MUSIC EXPO, where publishers, international festival organisers and music managers from all over the world invite you to see their products and to become familiar with the services they offer.

    EUROPA CANTAT is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and a festival for everyone!

    The themes for the Europa Cantat 2018 are:

    • Sing Together – Change the Planet
    • Sing across Cultures, Generations and Genres
    • New Time Singing

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    28 Sep

    Piazza Zelioli Lanzini Ennio, 1, Cremona, 26100 Province of Cremona, Italy

    28 September 2018 To 30 September 2018

    10:00 am To 6:00 pm

    +39 (0)372 407081

    Every year, we host concerts and performances by artists such as composer, Krzysztof Penderecki, music documentary-maker, Bruno Monseingeon, New York Times music critic, Corinna Da Fonseca, first clarinet of the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Alessandro Carbonare, and leading violinist of the Berliner Philarmoniker, Alessandro Cappone.

    Once a year, visitors and exhibitors from across the world flock to Cremona in Northern Italy to experience Cremona Mondomusica.

    Within this globally respected stringed instrument exhibition sits Piano Experience: the only trade fair exclusively dedicated to the piano world and a core meeting point for the exchange of ideas and updates and the development of new business.

    Piano Experience has been created in response to instrument-makers’, distributors’, buyers’ and musicians’ needs in partnership with AIARP (the Italian Association of Piano Tuners and Repairers) and in cooperation with the world’s most important piano manufacturers, music institutions, and conservatoires.

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