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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.


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.


  • 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.
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