Critical Perspectives on Music, Education, and Religion

20 – 22.8.2014

Welcome to the Critical Perspectives on Music, Education, and Religion conference website. The conference will take place from the 20th August to the 22nd August, 2014 at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki Finland.

In recent years, professional and academic discourses in Western music education have been increasingly secularized, distancing policies and practices from religion. A renewed consciousness of cultural diversity in music education, however, has revitalized discussion regarding the nexus of music, education and religion. The presence of religion in music education contexts is a situation fraught with political, cultural, social, legal, educational, aesthetic, ethical, and religious tensions.

Addressing the theme, we welcome scholars from any relevant disciplines and perspectives such as education, music education, critical pedagogy, musicology, ethnomusicology, religious studies, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, policy studies, legal studies etc. for a critical examination of these complex issues in both theory and practice.

This website will be continually updated as the conference draws nearer. Please do not hesitate to contact the conference coordinator, Alexis Kallio, should you have any queries.