The 13th APSMER symposium will be held in Tokyo.
- The main theme is: Exploring possibilities and alternatives in a changing future
- 1 Nov 2020 – announcement and call for papers starts
- 31 Mar 2021 – Deadline for abstract submission
- 15 Apr 2021 – Deadline for informing applicants
- 1 Jun 2021 – Registration starts
- 5 Jun 2021 – Deadline for submission of full papers
- 30 Jun 2021 – Deadline for early bird registration (online)
- 31 Aug 2021 – Deadline for regular registration
- 17 Sept 2021 – Registration and check-in
- 18-19 Sept 2021 – Conference dates
- Professor Victor Fung, University of South Florida, USA
- Akikazu Nakamura, shakuhachi player (bamboo flautist) from Japan
Initiated by the Research Commission of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), 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.
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.
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).