The conference will gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss research that is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music.

RIME (Research in Music Education) Conference

The 9th International Conference for Research in Music Education

14 -18April 2015


The 2015 RIME final programme is now available.

The aim of the conference is to gather together researchers, teachers and practitioners to share and discuss research that is concerned with all aspects of teaching and learning in music: musical development, perception and understanding, creativity, learning theory, pedagogy, curriculum design, informal settings, music for special needs, technologies, instrumental teaching, teacher education, gender and culture. Music education is also viewed in the context of arts education, the whole curriculum and its sociocultural contexts.  

Keynote speakers to include:

  • Associate Professor Kathryn Marsh – University of Sydney, Australia
  • Professor Margaret Barrett– University of Queensland, Australia
  • Professor Henkjan Honing – University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Associate Professor Randall Allsup - Teachers College Columbia, USA
  • Professor Stephanie Pitts – University of Sheffield, UK


  • Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted with an indication of the mode of presentation:  e.g. paper, poster, symposium etc.
  • Abstracts should be sent as Word compatible documents. Please DO NOT send pdf documents.
  • Authors who intend to submit their work to the journal should indicate this on the abstract (i.e. ‘this article will also be submitted to the journal for review’)
  • Paper presentations should be 20 minutes in length, to be followed by up to 10 minutes chaired discussion time.
  • Practical workshops linking research to practice are especially welcome.
  • If you are interested in organising a symposium please contact the conference director before submitting an abstract.
  • Criteria for acceptance: original, well conducted and reported research, relevant to an international audience in the field of music education, demonstrating sufficient command of English.
  • A short curriculum vitae (resumé) of no more than one side of A4 must be attached.

Please send submissions to

All abstracts are anonymously reviewed. Papers to be considered for publication in the journal ‘Music Education Research’ should be submitted electronically directly to the journal (http://mc. Papers for the journal should be between 5000 and 8000 words and conform to requirements of the journal (see style guidelines at


Conference fee

All delegates must pay the conference fee (£220.00).  The fee must be paid in full by 1 February, 2015 to secure your place. A very limited number of reduced fee places are available for full-time students. (£60.00). 

Find out more and book now.


Conference Director:

Sarah Hennessy
Graduate School of Education
University of Exeter
St Lukes Campus
Heavitree Road

‘December 18th: all letters notifying authors of the results of the review process have now been sent out.

Please contact if you submitted a proposal and have not received such a letter. NB. In the

case of joint submissions, letters have only been sent to the original corresponding author’.