The 13th Asia-Pacific Symposium

for Music Education Research

Exploring Possibilities and Alternatives

in a Changing Future


At Meiji Gakuin University Shirokane Campus

1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-8636


September 2021

17 : Registration

18 -19 : Conference



Important Dates

We will continue to update this page with new information about the effects of COVID-19 as needed (face-to-face meetings might be replaced by virtual conferencing)


Abstract submission deadline has been extended until March, 31, 2021.


15 November 2020

Announcement and Call for Papers Starts


31 March 2021

Deadline for Abstract Submission


30 April 2021

Notification of Acceptance


1 June 2021

Registration Starts


30 June 2021

Deadline for Online Registration (Early Bird and Presenters)


30 June 2021

Deadline for Submission of Full Paper


15 July 2021

Notification of Review Results (Full Paper)


31 August 2021

Deadline for Online Registration


17 September 2021

Check in and Registration


18-19 September 2021

Conference Dates

Keynote Speakers

(University of South Florida)

Akikazu Nakamura

(Composer, Syakuhachi Player, Writer)


About APSMER

Initiated by the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME, https://www.isme.org), the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research (APSMER) was founded in 1997 by three founders, namely, Prof. Tadahiro Murao from Japan, Prof. Gary McPherson from Australia, and Prof. Hong-soo Lee from Korea. The name of APSMER (Asia-Pacific Symposium on Music Education Research) was proposed by Prof. Gary McPherson. It has provided a forum for Asia-Pacific researchers, graduate students and teachers in music education to meet every two years. The APSMER has become the regional conference of ISME in the Asia-Pacific region in 2007. The symposium aims to share knowledge and experience among music educators in the Asia-Pacific region and to provide opportunity for music educators to develop networks and work collaboratively in advancing the theory and practice of music education.

APSMER 2021 is the 13th Symposium to be held in Tokyo. Previous conferences have taken place in Seoul (1997), Launceston (1999), Nagoya (2001), Hong Kong (2003), Seattle (2005), Bangkok (2007), Shanghai (2009), Taipei (2011), Singapore (2013), Hong Kong (2015), Melaka (2017) and Macau(2019) .


Board of Asia-Pacific Symposium for Music Education Research (from 2017)

Chair

Prof. Bo Wah Leung, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Secretary

Assoc. Prof. Chee-Hoo Lum, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU), Singapore.

Members

Prof. Margaret Barrett, Monash University, Australia

Prof. Jessie Chen, National Taichung University of Education, Taiwan

Prof. Baisheng Dai, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao

Prof Hiromichi Mito, Meiji Gakuin University, Japan

Prof. Steven Morrison, Northwestern University, USA

Dr. Narutt Suttachitt, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Dr. Ramona Mohd. Tahir, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia

Prof. Jiaxing Xie, China Conservatory of Music, China

Prof. Jong Mo Yang, Busan National University of Education, Korea