SIMM-seminar 7:

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London, 15-17 April 2024

(research seminar on music composition in social and community music projects)

SIMM research seminar #7 on the role of composers in social and community music projects:
The 7th SIMM research seminar is organized by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), the Academic Chair Jonet / CESAMM (Ghent), and the research platform SIMM and will be focussing on the role of music composition in participatory music projects.
The seminar is planned to take place from 15 to 17 April 2024 at the Guildhall School in London.
This research-seminar will welcome a small group of 10 to 20 post-graduate students, early-career researchers as well as experienced researchers – who are all involved in ongoing research on the possible role of music composition in social and community music programmes – to spend a 3-day seminar during which they will share their research experiences with each other.
The following facilitators will help the sharing of experiences and ideas and research methodologies: Prof. Dr. An De bisschop (Chair Jonet / CESAMM, Ghent University, BE), Prof. Dr. Toby Young (Guildhall School of Music, UK), and Prof. Dr. Lukas Pairon (SIMM & Chair Jonet).
The scientific committee for this seminar is composed of: Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, An De bisschop, Lukas Pairon, John Sloboda, and Toby Young.

Call for participants:

Expressions of interest should be sent no later than 15th December 2023 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 participate in this research seminar, and what your interest and experience is in research on the role of music composition in social and community music projects.

The selection of those welcomed to be part of this seminar will be communicated the latest before 15th January 2024.

There will be no registration fee, but those selected for this seminar will need to cover their travel costs, meals and accommodation in London.