International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education

June 5 - 8, 2019

XII Symposium for the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education

We are pleased to announce the 12th International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education to be held in London, ON, Canada, hosted by the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University June 5-8, 2019.

This international symposium will bring together a diverse array of international philosophers, scholars, teachers, teacher educators, and performers interested in engaging in philosophical research regarding music education. The symposium seeks to encourage and stimulate discussions on a wide range of topics related to philosophy of music education from international and interdisciplinary perspectives. This includes in particular research concerned with intersections of philosophy of music education and music education policy, or comparative and international music education.

For further information about the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education go to: http://ispme.net

Conference Chair: Patrick Schmidt

A pre-conference workshop for doctoral students will take place June 3-5, 2019 (see below).

Conference Registration

Registration for the International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education is now available. Please follow the link below and complete your registration.

Early Bird Prices
(Note - early bird registration will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, on March 20, 2019.)

$275 CAD for non-students
$95 CAD for students

Regular Prices

$300 CAD for non-students
$120 CAD for students

$50 CAD for doctoral students joining us for the pre-conference workshop
(Note: Registration for the International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education pre-conference workshop can be completed using the same Registration link below.)

Conference Accommodation

We are offering two accommodation choices for the conference. The first is a hotel in central London, a 10 to 15 minute drive to the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the conference site (a shuttle service will be offered twice a day). The second is on campus accommodations, a 15 minute walk to the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the conference site. Details about options within the on campus accommodations are found below.

Hotel:
DELTA HOTELS LONDON ARMOURIES
325 Dundas Street , London ON
N6B 1T9
519 642-4444

Accommodation Rates are $159.00 CAD/night.
(Note: This special rate is only available May 5-9, inclusive and must be booked by Apr. 26, 2019.)

On Campus:
ONTARIO HALL, WESTERN UNIVERSITY
230 Sarnia Road, London ON
N6G 0N2
1 888 661-3545

(Campus Accommodation reservations are available until 12 p.m., May 27, 2019)

Accommodation Rates with Breakfast and Complimentary parking:

Semi-Private Suite Shared Accommodation - $67.00 CAD per person per night
Single Private Suite Accommodation - $84.00 CAD per night

Semi-Private Accommodation features four lockable bedrooms and two shared bathrooms between one, two or four people.

Single Private Suite Accommodation features single, lockable bedrooms and can be rented privately. Suites are equipped with two bathrooms, a small living room area, and kitchenette with a stove-top range, microwave, sink and refrigerator


Pre-Conference Workshop for Doctoral Students
June 3 - 5, 2019

The fifth graduate student pre-conference (June 3-5) will give current PhD students the opportunity to discuss their work with an international array of professors of Music Education.

The pre-conference will focus on philosophical studies and their function, meaning and task for music education in today’s society. Lectures will be held by an international array of scholars who are participating in the main conference. Participating PhD students will have the opportunity to present their work to their peers and professors for reflection and discussion and to receive individual advisement.

Participants are requested to register by March 1st.

Convened by Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist, Sweden
Randall Allsup, USA
Cathy Benedict, Canada
Deborah Bradley, Canada
Panos Kanellopolous, Greece
Nasim Niknafs, Canada
Christian Rolle, Germany
Patrick Schmidt, Canada
Mark Whale, Canada

Useful Links

Maps and Directions - Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University

Meet the Music Education Faculty at Western University

Meet the Music Education Doctoral Students at Western University