Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies
International Music Research Summer School

Music 2020: Interdisciplinarity, Innovation, Impact

Welcome to the International Music Research Summer School, which will take place in Oslo June 2017. The event is a collaboration between Grieg Research School (Western Norway), the Norwegian Academy of Music and the University of Oslo, Dept. of Musicology.

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We are delighted to announce the International Music Research Summer School in Oslo, which will run from June 13th-16th 2017. The event is organized by the Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies (Western Norway), the Norwegian Academy of Music, Oslo, and the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.

Invited speakers/presenters include:

Music research is increasingly formulated and assessed in terms of the three i´s - interdisciplinarity, innovation and impact. The aim of this event is to consider these concepts and their influence on current practices and policies in music research.

Globally the move from disciplinary specificity to interdisciplinary breadth has become a major trend across academia, but how has such a movement changed thinking in traditional music disciplines? Focusing on musicology, music education, music therapy, and artistic research/arts-based research, this summer school will provide opportunities to present, debate and better understand knowledge production in and between these fields of study.

Innovation and impact have become central concepts in the development of research policy and as criteria for research assessment. Indeed, the biggest EU research funding program, Horizon 2020, binds research to innovation by defining it as an “investment in our future”. How are these, and similar, formulations influencing the way music research is undertaken?  As the three i´s shape intellectual topography, are they creating an environment in which music research can thrive and grow in the years to come?

Social Activities

  • Tuesday 13th: Evening Reception
  • Wednesday 14th: Conference Dinner (free for all participants*)
  • Thursday 15th: Cultural Event (optional) and Jam-session led by David G. Hebert

* Registration on opening-day mandatory