Research Commission

11-15 July 2022
Venue: Virtual


– ISME Members no charge 
– Non Members $30USD

The Research Commission is the first and longest standing ISME commission. In 2022, we celebrate the Commission’s 29th seminar.

Its particular mission is to foster research throughout the world by seeing an international representation of manuscripts at all levels of scholarly development. For 2022, our Research Seminar will be a fully virtual event.  

The seminar seeks to facilitate an environment where all scholars can refine and improve their studies, with many in depth discussions about theory, methodology, analyses, and implications. All papers are distributed prior to the seminar and extensive discussions at the seminar center around the research questions, methodological approaches, data analyses and how the researchers reached their final conclusions, with the goal of strengthening research in all aspects of music education worldwide.

We acknowledge the tremendous support and commitment from our hosting institution, the University of Queensland School of Music, and the local organizing committee, led by Liam Viney (Professor and Head of the School of Music), Mary Broughton (Director of Research & Higher Degrees by Research), and Denis Collins (Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School).

The Seminar will be delivered as a virtual event, with synchronous and asynchronous presentations and discussions of full papers, combined with poster presentations and observation.  

Throughout its history the ISME Research Commission has sought to:-

 a) examine through research, important issues facing music education worldwide;
b) develop, refine and demonstrate a range of research approaches, methods and techniques for critically examining issues in music education;
c) provide a forum for communication, critical analysis, and dissemination of research innovations in music education;
d) deepen and develop the research knowledge base for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers in music education; and
e) bring together early career and experienced researchers from a broad geographic representation, in order to build research capacity and to promote research expertise in all regions of the ISME membership.

Through the conference programme we will share research presentations and discussions in an effort to deepen and develop research knowledge base in music education and enhance understanding of our personal and community voices, with attention to equity and diversity across the lifespan.

For further information, please contact the Research Commission Chair: