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Wednesday, June 7


Arrival and registrationMain Auditorium


Opening of the Symposium

Main Auditorium

Vassilis Bourdakis, Professor, Vice Rector, Thessaly University

Vasilia Christidou, Professor, Head of Early Childhood Education Department, Thessaly University

Hosts: Eva Georgii-Hemming, Symposium Chair - Panagiotis A. Kanellopoulos - Symposium site chair



Keynote 1


“Already the Ancient Greeks…” Towards the Discovery of Contemporary Trust and Intimacy Through Higher Music Education

Eleni Lapidaki (Professor of Music Education, Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)


Øivind Varkøy (Professor of Music Education, Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo).


Chair: Eva Georgii-Hemming


Panel 1


Title: Music, Society, Education: Christopher Small Revisited

Contributors: Ruth Wright, Geir Johansen, Chris Philpott

Respondent: Randall Allsup

Chair: Cathy Benedict


Reception (wine and light snack)


Thursday, 8 June


Panel 2


Title: Navigating assessment: The unending—and unnervingly narrow – terrain

Contributors: Cathy Benedict, Cecilia Ferm, Panagiotis A. Kanellopoulos, Patrick Schmidt.

Respondent:Geir Johansen

Chair: Randall Allsup


Parallel Sessions 1–2


1: Auditorium


Contributor: June Boyce-Tillman

Paper: Music in Context

Respondent: A. Ziegenmeyer

Chair: Mark Whale







2: Museum room


Contributor: Elizabeth Gould

Paper: Imperatives of Activism: Theorizing (as) a Deleuzian Performative Assembl(y)age

Respondent: Hanne Fossum

Chair: Panagiotis A. Kanellopoulos


Coffee break



 Parallel sessions 3-5


3:  Auditorium


Contributor: Lori-Anne Dolloff

Paper: Deconstructing Reconciliation: When did we practice Conciliation?

Respondent: Frank Heuser

Chair: Elisabeth Gould



4: Museum room


Contributor: Paul Woodford

Paper: Harperland and American Neoconservative Disdain for Music and the Arts

Respondent: Betty Anne Younker

Chair: Ketil Thorgensen


 5. Room Alpha


Contributor: Leonard Tan and Mengchen Lu

Paper: “I Wish to Be Wordless”: Philosophizing through the Chinese Guqin

Respondent:  Chiao-Wei Liu

Chair: Iris Yob


Lunch break



Parallel Sessions 6-8


6:  Auditorium


Contributor: Gabriela Ocadiz

Paper: Troubling Concepts of Coping: Uncomfortable Moments in Music Education

Respondent: Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Chair: Theocharis Raptis





7:  Museum room


Contributor: Warren Churchill

Paper: The ideology of ability:  How might music educators respond?

Respondent: Cara Bernard

Chair: Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist



8:  Room Alpha


Contributor: Rose Sciaroni

Paper: Mapping the Mountain: An Open Model of Creativity for String Education

Respondent:  William Perrine

Chair: Alexandra Kertz-Welzel


Parallel Sessions 9-11


9:   Auditorium


Contributor: Annette Ziegenmeyer, Christine Löbbert

Paper: Musical interaction as a key role for developing the quality of social relations

Respondent: Lori A Dolloff

Chair: Frank Heuser





10:  Museum Room


Contributor: Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist

Paper: How to become a guitar playing human being in the situation of ensemble courses – independent of sex; An episode of the pod-radio show Music and Equality

Respondent: Ruth W. Wright

Chair: Paul Woodford

11:  Room Alpha


Contributor: May Kokkidou

Paper: Post-Modernism, music literacies, and the function-oriented music curriculum: a composition in five movements

Respondent: Austin W. Showen

Chair: Leonard Tan



Coffee break




Parallel Sessions 12–14


12: Auditorium


Contributor: Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

Paper: Sustainability and music education: philosophical considerations

Respondent: David Lines

Chair: May Kokkidou




13:  Museum Room


Contributor: Ketil Thorgersen and Thomas von Wachenfeldt

Paper: Black Metal Pedagogy as Bildung

Respondent: June Boyce-Tillman

Chair: Annette Ziegenmeyer

14: Room Alpha


Contributor: Theocharis Raptis

Paper: Two anthropologies about the oneness of body-mind in music and music education

Respondent: Warren Churchill

Chair: Betty Anne Younker


Friday, 9 June



Keynote 2


Paradoxes of Mimesis and the Value of Display

Elena Tavani (Associate Professor of Aesthetics, Department of Human and Social Studies, University of Naples "L'Orientale")


Chair: Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist




Parallel Sessions 15–17

15:   Auditorium


Contributor: June Boyce-Tillman

Paper: The Hospitality of Wonder and Music Education

Respondent: Iris Yob

Chair: David Lines

16: Museum room


Contributor: Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Paper: Deleuzian Potentialities and/of Arendt’s Judging

Respondent: Cecilia Ferm-Almqvist

Chair: Lori-Anne Dolloff





17: Room Alpha


Contributor: Mark Whale

Paper: “You Have to Hear this Song:” Talking About Music.

Respondent: Ketil Thorgersen

Chair: Theocharis Raptis






Coffee break



Panel 3

Museum Room


Contributors: Leonard Tan, Alexandra Kertz-Welzel, David Lines, Martin Berger, Randall Allsup

Title: A Humanistic Approach to Music Education: (Critical) International Perspectives

Respondent: Øivind Varkøy


Lunch break



Concurrent Sessions 18-20

18:  Auditorium


Contributor: Hanne Fossum

Paper: Dignifying Music Education

Respondent: June Tillman

Chair: Mark Whale

19: Museum room


Contributor: Austin W. Showen

Paper: Curriculum Becoming Frame/d in Music Education

Respondent: Nicole Besse

Chair: May Kokkidou

20. Room Alpha


Contributor: Cheng Xu

Paper: The Duality of Confusion Philosophy: From a Democratic Perspective of Music Education

Respondent: Leonard Tan

Chair: Ruth W. Wright


Coffee break



Parallel Sessions 21-22

21:  Auditorium


Contributor: Daniela Bartels

Paper: Students are the end – Regarding young performers in music classrooms as democratic citizens

Respondent: Elizabeth Gould

Chair: Hanne Fossum

 22: Museum Room


Contributor: Estelle Jorgensen and Iris Yob

Paper: Metaphors for a Change: A Conversation about Images of Music Education and Social Change

Respondent: Cathy Benedict

Chair: June Boyce-Tillman


Music Event

Museum Room


Conference dinner - Avra Restaurant at Anavros Beach



Saturday, 10 June


Keynote 3Auditorium

The Commons and Education for Social Change

Alexandros Kioupkiolis (Assistant Professor of Contemporary Political Theory, Department of politics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

Chair: Patrick Schmidt


Parallel Sessions 23-24


23:  Auditorium


Contributor: Paul Woodford

Paper: On "the End of History" and The Global Decline of Music Education?

Respondent: José Luis Arostegui

Chair: Gabriela Ocadiz


24:  Museum Room


Contributor: Frank Heuser

Paper: “But It’s Just Teaching” - reflections on why the United States just might have the educational system it deserves

Respondent: Daniela Bartels

Chair: Rose Sciaroni



Coffee break


ISPME, General Assembly

Museum Room


Important Dates

1 November 2016: 
Deadline for paper submission
12 December 2016: 
End of review phase
15 December 2016: 
Feedback to authors
9 January 2017: 
Deadline submission, revised papers
6 February 2017: 
Feedback to authors
5-7 June 2017: 
7-10 June 2017: 
Main conference