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

Royal Irish Academy of Music

 2-3 November 2018


The 8 th annual conference of the Society for Music Education in Ireland / Cumann Ceol Oideachais na hÉireann will be hosted by the Royal Irish Academy of Music, Westland Row, Dublin 2 from 2-3 November 2018. 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 / Symposia: 60 minutes followed by discussion
  • Workshop: 50 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion.

Practical workshops linking research to practice are especially welcome.

Proposals All proposals should be submitted using the submission form which is available at www.smei.ie. 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.


Deadline: All proposals should be submitted using the proposal submission form, a copy of which is available HERE and returned to [email protected] by 27th August 2018.