The University of Aveiro, the Polytechnic Institute, Porto and INET-md (Institute of Ethnomusicology – Centre for Music and Dance Studies) will host the 1st International Conference: “Music for and by Children: Perspectives from Children, Composers, Performers and Educators”, from October 19th to 21st  2017, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. The keynote-speakers will be Jackie Wiggins (Oakland University) and Dai Fujikura (Royal College of Music).

The main goal of the musichildren’17 conference is to explore aspects of music for children, and music that is created by children. It aims to stimulate discussion, develop ideas, and disseminate research in the fields of Music Composition, Performance and Music Education. This 3 day event will host paper presentations, performances, workshops and discussions from around the world.

Main conference themes

  1. Children as performers and audience: A forum that explores and presents research of processes that lead to music performed by children and the processes involved in performing to children
  2. Composing for children: A forum that aims to explore and present research and reflections on factors that contribute to widening repertoire for children and young audiences.
  3. Children’s music: A forum that aims to develop new understandings of children’s creativity, and of the particular ways they create their own music, alone or in groups, in formal, non-formal and informal contexts.