11 April 2024

Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER) 2025

Written by: Jason Goopy

I am delighted to share that the Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (APSMER) will return to Australia in 2025 from 9-11 July. Under the leadership of Professor Gary McPherson and colleagues, the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME) instigated the symposium in 1997. It was last held in Australia in 1999 in Launceston, Tasmania. ASPMER is now an official regional conference of ISME for the Asia-Pacific region, and ASME is a proud supporter.

The objectives of the symposium are twofold: (1) Enable knowledge and experience sharing amongst music educators within the Asia-Pacific region, and (2) Catalyse collaborative efforts in advancing music education in its theory and practice whilst providing a space for participants to develop stringent networks.

APSMER 2025 will be hosted at Edith Cowan University in Perth, home of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). You can view the launch video here:

Further information, including the call for presentations, will be sent to members as it becomes available. In the meantime, mark the symposium dates in your calendar today! It will be wonderful to have a strong presence of Australian researchers.

I would also like to remind you that there is still time to register for the July 2024 ISME World Conference in Finland. Many Australians are presenting, and it will be a fantastic opportunity to support colleagues and be part of an international community sharing music education practice and research. Registration information can be found here.

With best wishes

Dr Jason Goopy
Australian Society for Music Education


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