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ISME 2018 PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR: RESEARCH -  for more information go here.


The Research Commission holds as a central value that the theory and practice of music education be underpinned by a strong research evidential base. The Research Commission promotes the development of an inquiry-based approach to the theory and practice of music education that draws on a range of research methods and techniques.


The mission of the ISME Research Commission is to:

  • examine through research important issues facing music education worldwide;
  • develop, refine and demonstrate a range of research approaches, methods and techniques for critically examining issues in music education;
  • provide a forum for the communication, critical analysis, and dissemination of research innovations in music education; and
  • deepen and develop the research knowledge base for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in music education.

The Research Commission accomplishes its mission by providing workshops, lectures, seminars, and demonstrations in different locations in order to build research capacity and to promote research expertise in all regions of the ISME membership. Commission seminars bring together early career and experienced researchers from a broad geographic representation.

General Information

The Research Commission seminars bring together a broad range of participants from the various branches of music including music psychology, performance, theory, composition, sociology, and musicology. A common interest in the pursuit of inquiry and scholarship contributes to a learning environment for early career and experienced researchers alike that is characterised by hard work, strong scholarship, and collegiality.

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08.07.2018 | Events
ISME Research Commission Pre-Conference Seminar 2018
ISME Research Commission Pre Conference Seminar
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Related people
United States
Prof. Evelyn Orman
Chair of the ISME Research Commission
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Prof. Susan O'Neill
President Elect of ISME Commissioner for the ISME Research Commission
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Mexico, Mexico
Prof. Patricia-Adelaida Gonzalez
Commissioner for the ISME Research Commission (2014-2020)
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Prof. Rose-Anynago Omolo-Ongati
Member of the ISME Board
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Prof. Marcelo Giglio
Commissioner (for Europe) of the ISME Research Commission (2016-2022)
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Hong Kong
Dr. Jason Chi Wai Chen
Commissioner (2016-2022), Research Commission
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Research proceedings 2016
Proceedings of the ISME Pre Conference Research Commission Seminar in 2016. Edited by Graca Boal-Palheiros.
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10.02.2015 | Publications
The Power of Music
The Power of Music - a research synthesis on the impact of actively making music on the intellectual, social, and...
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2014 Research Commission Proceedings
Proceedings of the 25th International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Research
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13.07.2012 | Publications
2012 Research Proceedings
Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth International Seminar on Research in Music Education Thessaloniki, Greece 8 July 2012 – 13 July 2012.
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30.06.2012 | Publications
2012 Research Commission Seminar poster
The poster for the 24th ISME Research Commission Seminar
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