EuNet MERYC conference 2022
February 22 - February 26
About the conference
The 2022 EuNet MERYC Conference takes place from 22-26 February in Vienna. The theme is Childhood and Music Making: Exploring – Communicating – Improvising.
Children exploring the world are driven by curiosity and are reliant on a secure bond with their parents or caregivers. Their sensory perception results from body awareness and from playful engagement with sounds, rhythms, their voices, various materials and instruments. The process of improvising and making music can be described in a similar manner: as a playful and sensual journey through the landscapes of one’s own discoveries. Sharing this journey with others in a musical dialogue leads to a special kind of communication that has the power to connect people.
How can the world of music be made accessible for children through processes of making music together? How can improvisation become a matter of course for all of us?
Researchers and practitioners who are interested in these questions within the field of music education for young children (aged 0-8) are warmly invited to submit their work for presentation.
Looking forward to welcoming you to Vienna for what promises to be an exciting and valuable conference!
The conference will be held at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW).
The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna is among the world’s largest and most renowned universities specialising in the performing arts, music, theatre and film.
As an international leader of studies in music and the performing arts along with related academic disciplines since 1817, the university currently provides training to approximately 3,000 students from over 70 countries in 115 degree programmes and 41 supplementary programmes run by 24 departments. It also is the workplace of 1,260 individuals and presents over 1,300 artistic, scholarly and scientific events each year, making it Austria’s largest organiser of cultural events.
The conference will be held in a hybrid manner, online participation will therefore be possible for everyone, who won‘t be able to come to Vienna. However we highly recommend to participate in person.