Thursday, 29 August 2013

URGENT ISME Sistema SIG Call for conference input

Dear colleagues,


ISME World conference July 20th to 25th 2014 Porto Alegre, Brazil

The ISME World conference will again provide a wonderful opportunity for us all to meet up and to share in the latest news regarding music education generally and Sistema related work in particular.

Graça Mota, Andrea Creech, Theodora Stathopoulos and I are considering submitting proposals for Symposia. Please let us know by Friday September 6th  if you wish to be involved by contributing a paper to any of these symposia; or taking part in a discussion panel; or if you have any other suggestions for symposia.
1.       Graça Mota: centred around Social Inclusion;
2.       Andrea Creech: centred around pedagogy: The principles and practices of pedagogy in El Sistema programmes
3.       Theodora Stathopoulos: Is there a place for Sistema in indigenous communities?
4.       Richard Hallam: National identity – how can we learn from each other internationally?

So that we can make the conference as successful as possible, please can you let me know
1.       Are you planning to attend the conference?
a.       If so, would you be interested in some sort of social event?
2.       Are you planning to submit a
a.       Presentation relating to Sistema?
b.      Poster relating to Sistema?
c.       Workshop/Demonstration relating to Sistema?

Please note:

Submissions must be completed by October 1st

I would be grateful if you could respond to this email, even if only to say 'no' to all of the above!

With very best wishes to you all

Richard J Hallam MBE
mobile 07850 634 239
phone 01908 690078

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