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RiME 2021

Research in Music Education logo 2021
The 12th International Conference for Research in Music Education
April 6-9 2021
Hosted online by the Royal College of Music

Call for Papers – Deadline 31 October 2020

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss research that is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music: musical development, perception and understanding, creativity, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum design, informal settings, music for special needs, technologies, instrumental teaching, teacher education, gender and culture. Music education is also viewed in the context of arts education, the whole curriculum and its sociocultural contexts.

Keynote Speakers

Gert Biesta Maynooth University, Ireland
Diana Blom Western Sydney University, Australia
Mary Lennon Technological University Dublin Conservatoire, Ireland
Panagiotis Kanellopoulos University of Thessaly, Greece
Leandro Maia Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Registration fee

£95 per delegate
£40 full time students/unwaged

Please note that there is no daily rate and this fee covers attendance at all sessions.


  • Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with an indication of the mode of presentation: e.g. paper, poster, symposium etc.
  • Abstracts should be sent as Word compatible documents. Please DO NOT send pdf documents.
  • Authors who intend to submit their work to the journal should indicate this on the abstract (i.e. ‘this article will also be submitted to the journal for review’).
  • Paper presentations should be 20 minutes in length, to be followed by up to 10 minutes chaired discussion time.
  • Practical workshops linking research to practice are especially welcome.
  • If you are interested in organising a symposium please contact the conference director before submitting an abstract.
  • Criteria for acceptance: original, well conducted and reported research, relevant to an international audience in the field of music education, demonstrating sufficient command of English.
  • A short curriculum vitae (resumé) of no more than one side of A4 must be attached

How to submit

Please email submissions to

All abstracts are anonymously reviewed. Papers to be considered for publication in the journal ‘Music Education Research’ should be submitted electronically directly to the journal. Papers for the journal should be between 5000 and 8000 words and conform to requirements of the journal (see style guidelines here).


Details about booking will be available on the RCM website in due course. In the meantime, please contact Mary Stakelum with any enquiries.

Conference Director

Mary Stakelum