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The Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) SIG was set up in response to the growing interest and research in the area of music education and spirituality. It seeks to provide a space where researchers, theoreticians and practitioners can discuss this special interest, directed to enrich music education with spiritual dimension, appropriate tools and research outcomes.

Mission

Spirituality and Music Education (SAME), as a Special Interest Group within ISME, seeks to establish a framework within which the interrelationships of music education and spirituality can be explored and developed holistically on a practical, theoretical and research level. In so doing the SAME group functions as a strand where disciplinary knowledge in relation to the spiritual aspects of music education professional practices are shared and advanced.

Aims

  • to establish and maintain an international community of music education academics, researchers and practitioners with a particular interest in the role of spirituality;
  • to provide music educators with specific tools and methods to integrate spirituality into everyday music education practice;
  • to foster intercultural and inter-spiritual dialogue, understanding and collaboration among practitioners and researchers in the field of music education and other relevant fields of music practices;
  • to promote a spiritually-sensitive and informed culture in music education practice and research.