The 5th SIMM research seminar is organized by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the Copenhagen Centre for Research in Artistic Citizenship (CREAC) and the research platform SIMM and will be focussing on research on which music is proposed/created within social and community music projects.

The seminar is planned to take place from 5 to 8th September 2022 at the Guildhall School in London.

This research-seminar will welcome a small group of 20 post-graduate students and early-career researchers – who are all involved in ongoing research on the possible role of music in social and community music programmes – to spend a 4-day seminar during which they will share their research experiences with eachother.

The following facilitators will help the sharing of experiences and ideas and research methodologies: An De bisschop, Maria Westvall, John Sloboda and Lukas Pairon.

The scientific committee for this seminar is composed of: An De bisschop, Maria Westvall, John Sloboda, Lukas Pairon and Brydie-Leigh Bartleet.

During the 13th episode of the SIMM-podcast Canadian composer-musician-scholar Fiona Evison, Belgian musician Bart Maris, Cypriot composer-musician-scholar Georgia Nicolaou and Canadian conductor-composer Patrick Murray share their thoughts, experiences and research on music being proposed/created in social and community music programmes.

Call for participants:

Expressions of interest should be sent no later than 15th March 2022 by email to Lukas Pairon (

This should include your name, institutional affiliation, current professional role(s), a maximum 200 word statement including relevant professional experience and background, why you wish to attend this seminar, and what your interest and experience is in research on the role music can play in social and community work.

The selection of those welcomed to be part of this seminar will be communicated the latest before 15th May 2022.

Those selected for this seminar will need to cover their travel costs, meals and accomodation.