The Music Education SIG's activities include:

  • facilitating discussion across a range of research relating to music education, including areas such as: special needs; gender; children's musical development; adults' life-long learning in music; learning within formal, non-formal and informal settings; music technology; popular musics, jazz, world musics, traditional musics and classical music; musical meaning; musical identities in relation to globalisation and localisation issues; musical production, distribution and reception across a range of international contexts; instrumental and vocal teaching and learning; classroom pedagogy; innovative pedagogies in music; music in primary, secondary, tertiary and higher education; community music programmes; the professional development of music teachers, and others;
  • providing a supportive cross-disciplinary forum in which members can present and discuss their work, including work-in-progress such as PhD research or publications in preparation, and new ideas for research;
  • running specialist research seminars for staff and students relating to music education and related fields, lead by international scholars from the UK and overseas;
  • facilitating student-run seminars and one-day conferences; and liaisons with music students and staff at our neighbouring college, SOAS;
  • supporting an email list of members who receive regular notices about seminars, conferences, Calls for Papers, jobs and other matters of interest to the group.

Anyone is welcome to become a member of the SIG. Please email Lucy Green on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join.