Music Production Education Conference 2017 (MPEC)

De Grey Lecture Theatre (DG/017), York St John University
Event Time
Thursday 29 June 2017, 8.45am - 4.00pm

Category Arts, Conferences

A conference dedicated to the study of Music Production pedagogy and associated contemporary issues within higher education.

MPEC seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and analysis of teaching and learning in music production & technology in Further and Higher Education.

The inaugural conference benefits from a partnership with the Journal of Music Technology & Education and a special edition containing papers from this event is anticipated.

The Conference offers lively debate and stimulating presentations, which address issues of the place of music production within the broader context of the performing arts sector, research, higher education and professional communities.


Call for Papers:

Deadline: Friday 31 March 2017

The conference committee invites proposals for papers relating to the conference theme of 'Music Production Pedagogy'. possible topics for consideration may include areas covered in the conference scope as listed below. Individual presentations should be no more than 20 minutes duration. Proposals should take the form of a title followed by an abstract of no more than 200 words.

Some papers will be considered for a special edition of the Journal of Music Technology (JMTE) acting as proceedings of the event. Submissions for this will need to be completed at a date yet to be specified after the conference. Please email proposals to the email address show above. Deadline for submission is Friday 31 March 2017. Decisions will be notified three weeks after this date.


Conference Scope:

  • Pedagogical models for teaching music production theory and practice
  • Current music technology progression through to Higher Education
  • Production analysis and listening in education
  • Teaching creativity in music production
  • Tensions between technology and technique in teaching music production
  • Music production education and the industry: the apprenticeship model and its future in the context of Higher Education
  • Career pathways for music production graduates
  • Post graduate provision and development
  • Government policy on Higher Education and its potential impact on Music Production degrees (e.g. TEF)

The conference day delegate rate is £65. This includes lunch and refreshments.

To reserve your place at this event please click the 'Book' link at the top of the page. Bookings close on Thursday 1 June 2017.


For more information about the conference please visit the MPEC webpage or contact Russ Hepworth-Sawyer e:

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