Symposium 2021


Day 1, 23 November 2021

Including First Nations’ Perspectives in the Music Curriculum: Between Policy and Implementation

9:00am - 10:00am CET


Mark Leahy, Associate Artist, BighArt, Australia

Warren Foster Jr. (tbc), Artist, Yuin Nation, New South Wales, Australia

Dr. Anita Prest, Associate Professor, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Magda Dourado Pucci (per pre-recorded video), Estúdio Mawaca, São Paulo, Brazil

Moderator: Dr. Patricia Opondo, Senior Lecturer, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

New Policy Developments in the Dutch Music and Arts Education Sectors

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Dr. Ronald Kox, Head of Cultural Education, National Center of Expertise for Cultural Education and Amateur Arts, The Netherlands

The 2021 American Rescue Plan and its Impact on Music Education in Schools

4:15pm - 4:45pm CET

Rachel Glodo, Program Specialist, Yale School of Music, US

Day 2, 24 November 2021

Integrating Music in the Mainstream Curriculum in India

9:00am - 10:00am CET

Presenter: Bindu Subramaniam, Co-Founder and CEO, Subramaniam Academy of Performing Arts, India

The OECD's “Fostering Students' Creativity and Critical Thinking: What it Means in School” Project and its Implications for Music Education Policies

1:00pm - 2:00pm CET

Presenter: Dr. Stephan Vincent-Lancrin, Senior Analyst, Center for Educational Research, OECD

Interviewer: Nicky Morgan, Director, Special Projects, Arts Council England

Exploring the Process behind Finland's and Scotland's Recent Music Education Policy Initiatives

2:30pm - 4:00pm CET


Morag MacDonald, Youth Music Initiative Manager, Creative Scotland

John Wallace, Director, Wallace Collection

Annika Mylläri, Board Member, Finnish Music Council

Leif Nystén, Board Member, Finnish Music Council

Chair: Dr. Stephen Broad, Professor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Day 3, 25 November 2021

This is Where We Stand with the Cultural Education System in Latvia

10:30am - 11:00am CET

Presenter: Kārlis Jēkabsons, Music Expert, Department of Cultural and Creative Industries Education, National Center for Culture, Latvia

Arts Education Programmes of the National Arts Council Singapore and a Focus on Music Education

11:30am - 12:00 noon CET

Presenter: May Tan, Director, Education & Development, National Arts Council Singapore

Conference Reflection and Closing Discussion

3:15pm CET

“What we learned, what we’d like to continue to discuss”

Moderator: Maria Turley, Senior Manager, Arts Council England