Call for Proposals

Scholars and researchers pursuing narrative inquiry in music, education, ethnomusicology, and the arts are invited to participate in the 6th International Conference on Narrative Inquiry in Music Education (NIME6).

The purpose of the NIME6 conference is to examine the historical, current, and potential uses of narrative inquiry in music education and the arts to advance the philosophical, theoretical, and methodological bases of narrative inquiry in those areas. Drawing upon critical conversations of previous NIME conferences, the focus of NIME6 will be upon listening to voices that are seldom heard, as well as considering ways to represent narrative beyond the printed page, such as music, film, photography, and performative pieces.

  • Papers related to NIME6 may be considered for publication in Listening to Voices Seldom Heard, an edited book in Liora Bresler’s Springer arts education book series. Chapter proposals of 4,000–6,000 words (including abstract and references) should be submitted electronically to Karin Hendricks,, by August 1, 2018.
  • The deadline for regular conference proposals has passed. Only chapter proposals as described above will be considered, if submitted to by August 1, 2018.

Conference Proposal Review Committee:

Elizabeth Bucura—Eastman School of Music

Wesley Brewer—Oregon State University

Tuulikki Laes—University of the Arts Helsinki

Nasim Niknafs—University of Toronto

Sean Powell—University of North Texas