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7th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland

11th May 2017

7th Annual Conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
10-11 November 2017

The 7th annual conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland / Cumann Ceol Oideachais na hÉireann will be hosted by the Department of Creative Arts, Media and Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology from 1011 November 2017.
Professor Magne Espeland (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) will deliver the keynote lecture.

Proposals from all areas of music education are invited for the following:

  • Individual papers
  • Themed panel sessions
  • Symposia
  • Workshops
  • Poster presentations which will include scheduled question-answer sessions

We look forward to including a broad range of topics relating to music education in the conference. Areas of research include but are not limited to music learning, music teaching, assessment, community music, formal and informal music making, musical development and creativity.

Duration of Presentations

Individual paper: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion Themed panel sessions: 60 minutes (for three papers), followed by discussion Workshop: 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion. Practical workshops linking research to practice are especially welcome.


All proposals should be submitted using the submission form which is available at Individual, joint and group submissions are welcome.
Individual papers, posters or workshops: Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.

Themed panel sessions, symposia: There should be an abstract for the full session (maximum 300 words) plus an abstract for each individual speaker (maximum 300 words each). All should be submitted on the one submission form.


All proposals should be submitted using the proposal submission form, a copy of which is available at and returned to by 18 June 2017. Further details on the conference will be available at


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