Researchers of Lifelong Learning in Music

Dear ACME SRIG Members,

We have two wonderful candidates for the ACME SRIG Chair-Elect position (2020-2022). I encourage you to cast your vote between now and 12 noon on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The new Chair-Elect will be introduced at our SRIG meeting in Atlanta on Friday, March 23, from 10:30AM-12PM in Chastain E.

Please cast your vote here: ACME SRIG Chair-Elect (2020-2022)

Best regards,
Nate Kruse

Nominations for Chair-Elect

Dear ACME SRIG members,

We are now accepting nominations for the new Chair-Elect position for 2020-2022. If you would like to nominate someone for this position, or if you are interested in nominating yourself, please send the nominee’s name, e-mail address, and a 250-word bio to Nate Kruse (, ACME SRIG Chair. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 12, 2018. Nominees must be members of SRME (Society for Research in Music Education), but they are not required to be current member of the ACME SRIG.

Nominees’ information will be posted on the ACME SRIG website, and voting will take place online. Results of the election will be announced at the 2018 NAfME conference in Atlanta, GA. The ACME SRIG’s special session will be held on Friday, March 23, from 10:30AM-12:00PM in Chastain E.

Should you have any questions about this position, feel free to contact me or Chair-Elect Susan Avery (


Best regards,

Nate Kruse, Chair (2016-2018)

Susan Avery, Chair-Elect (2018-2020)

Susan Avery of Ithaca College is the chair-elect of the ACME SRIG for 2016-2018. She has been active in the SRIG for a number of years and we look forward to her leadership in this new capacity.

The Ithaca College School of Music is proud to sponsor a Music and Lifelong Learning Research Symposium at Ithaca College in New York’s Finger Lakes Region to be held October 13-15, 2016. This biennial gathering for the Adult and Community Music Education SRIG and like-minded colleagues will have a very special focus this year by celebrating the 25th anniversary of New Horizons Music. New Horizons Founder Roy Ernst will be the special guest along with keynote speaker David Myers from the University of Minnesota. Please consult the Call for Proposals (MLL CFP), which has a deadline of June 1, 2016.

NAfME 2016 Sessions

NAfME 2016 ACME-related sessions. I skimmed the conference sessions online and noticed some sessions that I thought would be particularly relevant to ACME SRIG members.  My apologies if I overlooked your session.  If I did miss yours and you want to be listed, let me know by email.

Consult the Newsletters tab for V12-1….

Please consider submitting your proposal for our session at the upcoming conference in Atlanta, GA (March 17­–19, 2016). The call for proposals portal is open through October 1, 2015. A brief 50-word abstract and a 500- word detailed abstract (background, theoretical, purpose, method, results, and conclusions) are required for submission. We welcome submissions of all types (i.e. qualitative, quantitative, and theoretical).  Please consult this Call for Proposals for more details.

This conference will be held in Munich 12-15 November 2015.

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For a list of hotels, consult the attached pdf.

Hotelübersicht Gäste (Hotels)

The APCMN has been steadily growing since the initial brainstorming session during the 2008 conference in Rome. This seminar is scheduled for 24-25 July 2015 in Tokyo. See attached file.

The ACME SRIG has sponsored MLL symposia in “off-years” (typically).  The next one will be part of the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium (SMERS X) at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dates are February 4-7, 2015.  Follow the link for details.  The symposium theme will be “Music Across the Lifespan.”  Submissions for presentations are due September 5, 2014.

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