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Globalisation and Identity in Music Education
Riga, May 2001

This is the schedule of the conference on music education of the European
Association of School music, which this year takes place in Riga in
Latvia. The Organisers include the Music Academy of Latvia, Ministry of
Education and Science of Latvia, Riga City Council, Latvian Association of
School music, and Musica Baltica Ltd. music publishers.

Applications to attend the conference can be made completing the form
linked to http://www.mdw.ac.at/eas/english/events/eas_2001.htm before 30st
March 2001, or by printing out the form and faxing it to Solvita Sejane,
MUSICA BALTICA LTD, Kr. Barona 39 / 1, Riga LV-1011, Latvia. Tel/Fax +371
7 275575 email musbalt@baltnet.lv. Payment details are on the web page.


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EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
RIGA, LATVIA, MAY 10 - 13, 2001

GLOBALISATION AND IDENTITY


Thursday, 10/May/2001

14.00 - 16.00    Registration
16.00 - 17.00    Opening ceremony
17.00 - 17.45    Concert
19.00            Reception

Friday, 11/May/2001

Topic: Innovation and tradition  (Chair: Prof. Mednanska)

9.00 -  10.45
          Demonstration classes and discussion - Irena Nelsone,
          Ilga Millere (Latvia)

11.15 -12.45
     1) Innovation and tradition in music teaching  - Valdis
        Muktupavels-(Latvia);
     2) Folk music as a factor in the development of the
        personality - Airi Liimet (Estonia);
     3) The Urgency of Didactology: On the necessity of a
        reflective music education in the overloaded cultural
        space of modern society - Dr Frede V.Nielsen (Denmark)

12.45 - 16.00
        Lunch + Guided sightseeing tour of Riga - 13.45 - 15.15;
        Lunch time concert 15.15 -  15.50

Topic:  Interculturalism (Chair: Prof.Dr.Niermann)

16.00 - 17.45
     1) Addressing cultural identity in Music Education -
        Stig-Magnus Thorsen (Sweden);
     2) A World of opportunities - challenges, chances and
        limitations for cultural diversity in music education -
        Huib Schippers (Netherlands);
     3) World Music School - a model to integrate different
        music in classroom teaching, and the music subject in the
        general school subjects - Eva Saeter (Sweden);
     4) Music education in Latvian Schools - Arvids Platpers
        (Latvia).

19.00   Concert

Saturday, 12/May/2001

Topic: Aspects of Music Perception  (Chair: Prof. Dr. Zimmerschied)

9.00 -  10.30
     1) His Majesty The Consumer. On Musical Identities as
        Articles of Consumption - Oyvind Varkoy (Norway);
     2) Do you understand music? The strange becomes familiar
        and the familiar becomes strange, Is the "language of
        music" still comprehensible? - Reinhart von Gutzeit
        (Austria/Germany)
     3) What music is ones own music, at the beginning of the
        21st Century. Some observations  and reflections on
        issues of music perception by students of secular Latvian
        Academies  Boriss Avramecs (Latvia)

11.00 -12.30
     Demonstration classes and discussion - Ilma Grauzdina,
     Vizma Maksins (Latvia)

12.30 - 15.30
     Lunch + Guided sightseeing tour of Riga - 13.30 - 14.30;
     Lunch time concert 14.30 - 15.15)

Topic: Globalisation and identity (Chair: Prof.Dr.Wolf Peschl)

15.30 - 17.00
     1) Global aspects of learning to play a musical instrument
        - Sture Brandstrom (Sweden )
     2) Globalisation and Identity exemplified in the Balkans
        - Rojko Pavel (Croatia)
     3) Identity in the sphere of verbal Architectural and
        Musical Language- Janis Taurens (Latvia)

17.30 - 19.00   EAS General Assembly
20.00 -         Party with participation of Latvian folk
                music groups.

Sunday, 13/May/2001

9.00   - 10.30    Workshops:
     1) Listening as a practical activity and left/right brain
        dominance-Richard Crozier (England);
     2) Aarne Saluveer (Estonia);
     3) Irena Nelsone, Anda Beitane (Latvia).

11.00 - 11.30    Summary, conclusions  - Josef Scheidegger
11.30 - 12.00    Introduction to EAS Congress 2002
12.00 -          Closing ceremony, Concert

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