If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and you are into community music as a practitioner, theoretician or researcher, you can submit a proposal to present your work at the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Community Music titled ‘Music and musicians for a better society: Beginnings, experiences, perspectives”, which is organized by the Dept. of Music Science and Art at the University of Macedonia, Greece, the International Center for Community Music (ICCM) at York St John University, UK and the Greek Society for Music Education (GSME). The conference will be held at the Ceremony Hall of the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki, Greece on April 29 – 30, 2023. Student presentations aim at showing students’ work in the field of community music. Thematic axes may include, but not be limited, to the following:

  • Community music activity in Greece
  • The facilitator’s role
  • Community music action and socially vulnerable groups
  • Community music for alleviating stigma and social inequality
  • Community music at school and other formal educational contexts
  • Community music, activism, and social justice
  • Community arts and wellbeing
  • Other themes that may relate

Student presentations are oral presentations, lasting between 7 – 10 minutes. larger sessions allowing also for discussion time. An example of student presentation may be found at To participate in the Student Presentations, please submit an abstract by April 3, 2023 at The abstract should be between 150 – 250 words and accompanied by 3 – 5 keywords. The language of the conference is English, but Greek-speaking student presenters may submit and/or present either in English or Greek. To participate as a Student Presenter, you need to register at the Conference.

We do hope that the 1st Panhellenic Conference on Community Music will be an excellent venue for interaction and hope that you will positively respond to our call.