Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music Conference — Deadline for Paper Proposals Extended

The Walking the Boundaries, Bridging the Gaps: International Community Music Conference will be taking place at Laurier University from May 11 to 13, 2017.

Call for Submissions – Extended Deadline

We’re happy to share that the submission deadline has been extended by a few days.

Laurier - Music Conference GraphicConference themes will deal with boundaries and margins and how challenges and gaps might be bridged through participatory music making. Paper presentations, narratives or other formats describing practices in community music are welcome. Additional details are available on the Faculty of Music website.

Submission Topics

  • How might music in communities help individuals become engaged in social and civic activities?
  • How might community music address personal and/or community health and wellbeing?
  • What is the effect of participatory music on children, youth and adults in disadvantaged situations?
  • In what ways might community music inform traditional music education practices?
  • What are some practical strategies for addressing – through participatory music – vulnerable and underserviced sectors of community, including Indigenous people and refugees?
  • Explore issues in community music, for example, accessibility to music, inclusion and informal learning opportunities.
  • Developing facilitation skills for diverse learning situations in community music.
  • Interdisciplinary intersections.
  • Defining and providing approaches to address “boundaries” and “gaps” in a specific region or context.
  • Other related topics.


Send your questions to choosemusic@wlu.ca or call 519.884.0710 x 3621.


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