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 Dr David Baker on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join.