Sunday 16th June

11.30 – 12.45

th israel philharmonic orchestra and keynote logos

Preconference concert                                            

The Israel Philharmonic’s Keynote Program for music education and community outreach concert “Viva España” (primary school children”) at the Lowy Concert Hall – Charles R. Bronfman Auditorium, Huberman St. Tel-Aviv

13.30 – 15.00

Registration – Levinsky College of Education – 15 Shoshana Persitz St., Tel-Aviv

15.00 – 15.30

Official Conference Opening
Ronen Shapira – Multicultural Piano

15.30 – 16.30

Keynote: Religious authority and hyper-solidarity in education: insights from Israel politics and Muslim political thought

Dr. Ayman Agbaria, University of Haifa & Mandel School of Educational Leadership, Israel

17.00 – 18.30

Session 1              Chairperson: Eva Sæthe

Session 2  Chairperson: Thomas Fienberg

17.00 – 17.30

Paper: Cultural diversity or core culture? Politics and German music education

Alexandra Kertz-Welzel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)

Demonstration: Comparing lessons from different countries on video – is neoliberalism influencing music education’s future?

Christopher Wallbaum (Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”, Leipzig, Germany)

18.00 – 18.30

18.30 – 19.30


19.30 – 21.00

Concert: Celebrating the composers of the Faculty of Music Education, Levinsky College of Education

Monday 17th June

9.00 – 9.30


9.30 – 11.00

Session 3        Chairperson: Stefanie Stadler Elmer

9.30 – 10.00

10.00 – 10.30

10.30 – 11.00

Symposium: Three singing initiatives with Arab and Jewish children in Israel

Eva Pitlik-Lautersztein (convener)

Jousef Oude (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel)

Orit Levy    (Bar- Ilan University, Israel)

Mamlachti- Alef primary school choir, Hod- Hasharon

Al-Zahara Primary School Choir, Kalansawa

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30

Keynote: ‘Culture as (re)organised diversity’: The social and the cultural in agonistic music teacher education

Prof. Heidi Westerlund – Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Finland. and Prof. Sidsel Karlsen – Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.30

Session 4    Chairperson: Laura Mietinnen

Session 5
Christopher Wallbaum

13.30 – 14.30

Lecture Demonstration: Bringing Musical Diversity to Schools in Israel: Quartetoukan Ensemble’s Experience

Racheli Galay (Givat Washington College of Education, Israel)

Symposium: Cultivating Resiliency: Inclusive Strategies for Coping with Anxiety to Promote Wellness, Education, Expression, and Creativity

Karen Koner (San Diego State University, USA)

Catherine Wilson (Western Kentucky University, USA)

Tamara Thies (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

14.30 – 15.00

Paper: Who Am I? Cultural Diversity in Elementary School Music

Ludmilla Yegorov & Eva Brand  (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00

Session 6     Chairperson: Vilma Timonen

Session 7       Chairperson: Ng Hoon Hong

16.30 – 17.00

Workshop: \”Alhan\” Community Concert Program: A Hybrid Approach to Live Musical Encounters in Arabic Speaking Education in Northern Israel

Dan Sagiv (Levinsky College of Education, Israel)

Amira Ehrlich (Levinsky College of Education, Israel)

Nabeel Aboud Ashqar – Polyphony Foundation

Students from Polyphony Conservatoire – Nazareth

17.00 – 17.30

17.30 – 18.00

Paper: Co-creating visions for intercultural music teacher education in Finland and Israel.

Laura Mietinnen (Sibelius Academy University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland)

Paper: We Share a World: A New Perspective on Cultural Responsiveness in Music Education

Julie Myung Ok Song (University of Florida, USA)

18.30 – 19.30

Concert: Our Father- a musical exploration of the Lord\’s Prayer

Eva Kunda & David Johnson (Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden)

Tuesday 18th June

8.30 – 9.00


9.00 – 10.30

Session 8    Chairperson: Nathan Gage

Session 9      Chairperson: Albi Odendaal

9.00 – 9.30

Symposium: “Song leading” – a general cultural practice

Stefanie Stadler Elmer (The Schwyz University of Teacher Education Goldau, Switzerland)

Armyn Wirsch (The Schwyz University of Teacher Education Goldau, Switzerland)

Gabriella Cavasino (Haute École Pédagogique BEJUNE, Switzerland)

François Joliat (Haute École Pédagogique BEJUNE, Switzerland)

Annamaria Savona (The Schwyz University of Teacher Education Goldau, Switzerland)

Anna Hürlimann (The Schwyz University of Teacher Education Goldau, Switzerland)

Paper: Crossing sociocultural boundaries through collective free improvisation: Implications for music education

Ng Hoon Hong (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

9.30 – 10.00

Paper: Challenges for a multicultural Music Education in Brazil

Renan Santiago de Sousa (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

10.00 – 10.30

Paper: Voices of Diversity in Music Education: Perspectives of Inclusion from the California State University System

Tamara Thies (California State University, Long Beach, USA) & Karen Koner (San Diego State University, USA)

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.15

Keynote: A Young Person’s Guide to the East-West Cliché – Dr Alon Schab, School of the Arts, Department of Music, University of Haifa, Israel

12.15 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.30

Session 10
William J. Coppola

Session 11
Amira Ehrlich

13.30 – 14.00

Paper: Music Education in Lamjung, Nepal: a critical reflection on envisioning and co-creating music education in Nepal

Kushal Karki, John Shrestha, Prem Gurung (Independent researchers, Nepal)

14.00 – 14.30

Paper: Boundary crossing pedagogy in Swedish folk music tradition: Communities of practice with implications for higher music education

Eva Sæther & Markus Tullberg (Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden)

Paper: Building Music Education in schools across Nepal

Iman Shah (Nepal Music Center)

Balkrishna Ranjit (Nepal Music Center)

14.30 – 15.00

Paper: Indigeneity and nationalism in the contemporary Swedish music classroom

David Johnson (Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University, Sweden)

PaperBoundary crossing in an intercultural learning environment -Dialogical reflections between Nepali and Finnish music teacher-researchers

Vilma Timonen  (Sibelius Academy University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland)

Riju Tuladhar (Independent Researcher)

15.00 – 16.00

Paper: Desert Polyphony. Musical identities in the Sultanate of Oman

Timea Sari (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria)

Paper: Envisioning music teacher education: Global Lessons from Nepal

Danielle Treacy (Sibelius Academy University of the Arts, Helsinki, Finland)

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00

Session 12
Claudia Gluschankof

Session 13
Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

16.30 – 17.00

Paper: Ritual, belief, and conflict: Music-making in Palestine

Sommer Forrester (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA)

17.00 – 17.30

Paper:  Weaving the Lived Musical Experiences of Pre-Service Music Teachers to Decolonize Music Education

Tamara Thies (California State University, Long Beach, USA)

Paper: Peace Education through Music? Reflections on music projects with refugees in Germany

Gesa Rachel Biffio (Akademie für Tonkunst Darmstadt  & Münster University, Germany)

18.15 – 19.00


Levinsky College’s M.Ed. Music Education graduates Ensemble, directed by Yoni Farhi

19.30 – 22.00

Conference Dinner

Wednesday 19th June

9.00 – 10.30

Session 14   Chairperson: Danielle Treacy

Session 15          Chairperson: Evan Kent

9.00 – 9.30

Paper: Listen to the Tastemakers: Building an Urban Arts High-School Music Curriculum

Nathan Gage (McGill University, Canada)

Bronwen Low

Francisco Luis Reyes Peguero

Paper: Josima Feldschuh: Music Behind the Walls of the Warsaw Ghetto

Teryl L. Dobbs (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

9.30 – 10.00

Paper: “Can you sing us a song?” ‒ The role of music in Pinchas Gutter’s testimonies

Anja Ballis  (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00

Session 16
Thade Buchborn

Session 17       Chairperson: Karen Koner

10.30 – 11.00

Paper: Out of love for music? Motivational attitudes of music students in the Sultanate of Oman

Timea Sari (University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria)

11.30 – 12.30

Closing Ceremony