Welcome to the Spirituality and Music Education (SAME) website.
The SAME group has been set up in response to the growing interest in the notion and place of spirituality in music education. Its main aims are to:
- Establish and maintain an international community of music education academics, researchers and practitioners with a particular interest in the role of spirituality in their work;
- Provide music educators with specific tools and methods to integrate spirituality into everyday music education practice;
- Foster inter-cultural and inter-spiritual dialogue, understanding and collaboration among practitioners and researchers in the field of music education, and other relevant fields of music practices with a spiritual component;
- Promote a spiritually sensitive and informed culture in music education practice and research.
We hope this website will provide users with an active forum in which they can exchange ideas, and also a place for networking. All sections of this website can be seen by anyone, but in order to interact in the forum it is necessary to become a member. As a member you will also be able to elect to have an email whenever there is new information on the website. This will enable you to keep up to date with what is happening in the field. The current news is an especially important section where information about any publications, conferences or seminars relating to spirituality, but not organised specifically by this group, can be posted. If you would like to post something please send me the details as you would like to see them.
If you would like a link to be added to a website that you think other members might be interested in please let us know.
If you would like to join please register and you will be sent confirmation that your membership has been accepted. Please be assured that no genuine member interested in music, spirituality or education will be denied access.
Once you have received confirmation you will be sent a username and password that will provide access to the forum. You should change your password to one of your own (in the preferences section). You can now contribute to discussions on the forum.
For this to be a constructive website it requires people like you to register and take an active part. We hope you will get involved actively and find it useful.