Cultural Diversity in Music Education


June 16-19, 2019, Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) conference has provided a platform for the exchange of practices, experiences, research and philosophies on cultural diversity in music education since 1992. In 2019, the CDIME XIV international conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Music Education, Levinsky College of Education in Tel Aviv, Israel.

This year’s conference will address various interfaces and interactions between politics and music education. Matters of diversity and inclusion emerge from and impact on the socio-political contexts of education.  A clear example is the case of Israel’s present circumstances. The conference will explore the theoretical and practical implications of social and political awareness and social activism in diverse international settings of music education. 

We encourage proposals from scholars and practitioners to pursue interdisciplinary discussions of cultural diversity and the role of music educators and music education in recognizing the socio-political circumstances within which we work. We aim to inspire a critical discussion of the challenges and complexities at both local and global levels, and to envision new possibilities for music education in the future.

Contributions are sought from scholars, researchers and postgraduate students representing the fields of music education and related disciplines; musicians, music teachers, policymakers and practitioners as well as those working for local, national or transnational music-related agencies with the aim of fostering cultural diversity.

Deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2018.

Conference scientific committee

Dr. Claudia

Senior Lecturer, Levinsky College
of Education, Israel


Dr. Amira

Program Coordinator Graduate Studies (M.Ed) in Music Education , Levinsky College
of Education, Israel


Danielle Treacy

Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland


Dr. Albi Odendaal

Acting Director, Musical Arts in South Africa: Resources and Applications, North-West University, South Africa

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ayman

Faculty of Education, Haifa University – Head of Education, Society and Culture Track: expert in Global impacts on Israeli education, comparative education studies, minority education, and civic education.


Dr. Alon

School fo the Arts, department of Music ,Haifa University: musicologist, composer and recorder player; researches early music history and performance, and progressive rock.



professor at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.



professor of music education at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo,
docent at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland.


The submission opens on 1 SEP 2018

❱ Deadline for submissions is November 15th, 2018.

Registration opens on JAN 2019

The conference will take place on dates JUN 16-19 2019

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel

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