Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician (CEPROM)

The Legacy and Lessons of Professor ‘Dumbledean’
In memory of Professor Glen Carruthers

13-16 July 2022
Venue: Virtual

In accordance with ISME’s agenda of enhancing human lives through quality music education, its Commission for the Education of the Professional Musician furthers opportunities for dialogue and international collaborations that are thought-provoking and innovative. The 2022 CEPROM Pre-Conference Seminar will explore how arts institutions, music scholars and educators, music communities and individual musicians can be empowered to create a more just, more socially embracing and more economically supportive society; expressed in and through their musical practices, teaching and research.


On Christmas Eve, 2020 Professor Glen Carruthers, Dean of the Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada (2010-2020), former Dean of the School of Music and Professor of Musicology, Brandon University, founding Chair of the Department of Music, Lakehead University, previous ISME Board Member and CEPROM Chair, died from cancer. In myriad tributes to Glen, colleagues, staff, students, community members, musicians and friends attest to his legacy of student-centred leadership, transformative impact, mentorship, meaningful guidance, advocacy and vision. Affectionately known by his beloved students as “Professor Dumbledean”, Glen is highly esteemed as ‘a visible voice’ in music education. CEPROM 2022 will explore and honour the legacy and lessons of esteemed music and music education champions. In the spirit of Glen’s care and championship of students, a $500 prize will be awarded to the best post-graduate student presentation.

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