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The purpose of the conference is to stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers, educators and practitioners and to promote the dissemination and generation of new findings, ideas and perspectives about the role of bodily experiences in musical learning as related to music (education) in the early years (0 - 8 yo).


​We welcome unpublished theoretical/conceptual and empirical research as well as reports on innovative approaches to practice, in relation to the conference theme.

“Post MERYC17 reflecting on our 'intra-actions'; on widening of the bounds of and reconfiguring early childhood practice; of being moved by and participating in the (social, mental and physical) intricacies and constructions of space and playful/artful 'practice architectures'; all of which were characterised in the 'playful/artful performance' of closing the MERYC17 conference. “ Professor Pamela Burnard

“…an enabling environment for individual growth and creative expression of early childhood music education, research and practice…”

Deborah Pullinger’s poem, inspired by MERYC17

Ex-tempore: some re-arranged notes from a music conference
Deborah_Pullinger_Ex-Tempore_Poem_after_MERYC17.pdf

Memories of…

Important dates


October 28, 2018 – Deadline for abstract submission


November 12, 2018 – Notification of abstract acceptance


December 31, 3018 – Deadline for ‘early bird’ registration and full text submission


From January 1, 2019 – ‘Lazy bird’ registration for the conference

Counterpoints of the senses:

bodily experiences in musical learning

EuNET MERYC 2019

Call for Papers


Deadline for abstract submission

October 28, 2018


More information click here for

MERYC2019 web pages

MERYC19_Counterpoints_Call_for_papers.pdf

More information on the special MERYC 2019 conference site


Next EuNET MERYC Conference:  

Musica, Impulse Centre for Music & IPEM Institute for Systematic Musicology

Ghent University, Belgium

March 26th - 30th 2019