2018 APME Conference

Events Description

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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Trad Music Education conference

Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, United Kingdom

14 October 2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

  • Åsa Malmsten (Sound Sense)
  • Marion Allison (CLD Standards Council)
  • Mark Sheridan (UHI)
  • Jo Miller
  • Shona nic a'Mhaoilean (Fèisean nan Gàidheal)
  • Rachael Duff (Fèis Rois)


Practice, Quality and Professional Development in Non-Formal Traditional Music Education

Trad Music Education – A New Approach is a free one-day conference to consider a proposal for the current non-formal providers of traditional music teaching and learning to network together as a virtual ‘college’ of Scottish traditional music, coming together in order to explore and implement a shared code of practice, quality framework and professional development framework comprising training, knowledge exchange and mentoring.

Header photo: Douglas Robertson/Scots Music Group

2018 FeaturedBIBACC 2018

University Of Cambridge, United Kingdom

26 October 2018 To 29 October 2018

9:00 am To 5:00 pm

East of England

BIBACC Conference 2018 focuses on conceptual, empirical and methodological issues important to understanding the state of interdisciplinary creativities and knowledges and charting directions for future research.We invite proposals and sponsors interested in

Building Interdisciplinary Bridges Across Cultures & Creativities.

We are delighted to announce the themes for BIBACC 2018 which are as follows:

  1. Bridging Disciplines: from STEM to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics)
  2. Authoring Technologies, Creativities and Innovation
  3. Transcending Sounds, Sights and Senses in the Post-Human Era

Submission Categories

Spoken Papers (15 minutes for shifting our thinking to focus on key aspects of your argument, evidence, theory, practice or methodology which raises questions arising in the concluding 5 minutes for Q+A).

Symposium (60 minutes panel involving 3 or 4 speakers – who bring diverse perspectives and build interdisciplinary bridges across cultures, domains, theories or practices – with significant time planned for inclusion of a named/invited respondent plus audience Q+A).

Workshops (60 minutes for introducing the theory and research behind the practice as well as interactively introducing the practice including how might we allow materials to cross boundaries, build bridges and enter new ‘public’ zones).

Important Dates

Abstract Submission : Open from 8 December 2017
Deadline: 28 February 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 15 March 2018


The abstract (300- word limit) should express clear aims, methodology, outcomes and significance. 3-5 keywords are expected with the author/s name/s, affiliation/s and contact details of the first author.

Please download and complete the ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM and email the document to bibacc2018@educ.cam.ac.uk. The same form is to be used for Spoken Papers, Symposium and Workshop submissions.

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.