Changing the Face of Music Conference Tallinn 2015: 1st call for papers

The International Conference CFMAE-MERYC2015 hereby announces its first call for papers.

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The 4th CFMAE / 7th MERYC Conference “Playful Sounds – Personhood”will be hosted by Tallinn University Institute of Fine Arts Department of Music in cooperation with Tallinn University Institute of Educational Sciences, in Tallinn, Estonia, 5 to 9 May 2015. The conference is organised together with the European Network Music Educators and Researcher of Young Children EuNetMERYC.

The aim of the joint CFMAE-MERYC2015 International Conference  is to bring together educators and researchers as well as practitioners in order to promote and generate new ideas about education and its impact in music and the arts.

The focus of MERYC is interdisciplinary discussion and dissemination of new, unpublished research relating to the field of music and early childhood (0-8 years) in education (school and extracurricular contexts) and everyday life, both in theoretical research and innovative approaches to practice. The hosting CFMAE conference supports the focus of MERYC within a larger context of music and art education as well as related interdisciplinary fields.


Jaan Valsiner
Niels Bohr Professor of Cultural Psychology,
Aalborg University, Denmark

Graham Welch
Professor and Chair of Music Education,
Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom
Tuomas Eerola
Professor of Music Cognition/Empirical Musicology, Department of Music,
Durham University, United Kingdom
Nikolaos Zafranas
Assoc. Professor at the Department of Music Studies,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Rūta Girdzijauskienė
Senior lecturer at the Department of Music Theory and Pedagogy,
Klaipeda University, Lithuania

Call for Papers

October 20, 2014 – Deadline for abstract submission
November 20, 2014 – Notification of abstract acceptance
December 20, 2014 – Deadline for “early bird” registration for the conference, deadline for full text submission (peer-reviewed article to be published in the CFMAE Journal special issue “Playful Sounds – Personhood”)
After December 20, 2014 – “Lazy bird” registration for the conference

Types of Presentations
1. Spoken research papers
2. Spoken practice papers
3. Symposia
4. Posters
5. Demonstrations

More information and registration requirements:


Tallinn University Institute of Fine Arts Department of Music
Conference Chair Prof. Tiina Selke
CFMAE-MERCY2015 organizers' board
CFMAE - The Changing Face of Music and Art Education
EuNet MERYC - European Network Music Educators and Researcher of Young Children