The conference "Sustainable Development in Music Education" will be organized by the Association of Nordic Music Academies (ANMA) and Nordplusmusic and will take place April 27, 2020 at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Association of Nordic Music Academies promotes high standards in higher music education within the Nordic and Baltic countries. Nordic and Baltic academies, colleges and schools of higher education in music are members of the association. ANMA provides a forum for consideration of common issues concerning higher education in music and provides a coordinating body for Nordic/Baltic cooperation projects. In connection to the annual meetings of the ANMA council, ANMA arranges conferences to maintain the association as a vital forum for further development of higher education in music.

In this year’s conference, ANMA and Nordplusmusic aim to bring together researchers, academics, students, educators, activists and practitioners involved in artistic, environmental and societal activities to explore the critical issues of sustainable development of higher education. The applications for attending the conference without presentation are open until March 31th 2020

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for papers or presentations by February 16th, 2020. In particular, creative formats (workshops, performances, artistic interventions) which would enrich the dialogue and enhance the competences of the participants. Proposals from any relevant discipline will be considered, providing original academic or practical contribution to the topic of sustainable development in higher education.

The topic of Sustainable Development has been in the focus of educational events for some time now, yet with insufficiency in undertaking concrete systemic actions by the institutions. Music education for sustainable development should aim at helping people to develop attitudes, skills and knowledge to make informed decisions that help them to deal with the concerns of ecology, health and mental well-being, poverty, equality, human rights, education for all, security and interculturality, and to act upon these decisions (UNESCO 2010)

The participation fee is 75€ and 45€ for students. For the best proposals, the academic committee of the conference will distribute a number of travel grants and registration fee waivers.

For additional questions and information check the programme and contact the conference team: