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Call for papers

Proposals for papers, posters, or lecture-performances are invited for the 23rd conference on wind music of the International Society for Researching and Promoting Wind Music (IGEB) to be held in Wadgassen, Saarland, Germany, July 19-23, 2018. In case of too many papers, the committee will propose poster presentations.

The deadline for proposals is February 7, 2018

Send a proposal for a topic to Doris Schweinzer
Housing: Hotel Wadegotia ( in Wadgassen, at walking distance from the conference venue (rooms: 55 68; breakfast 8).

For registration and information, please contact Doris Schweinzer or visit our website  

Theme: Wind music, new media and music education 

Wind music is becoming increasingly popular in schools and conservatories in both general and specialized music courses. New media, such as iPads and music software, are finding their way into traditional education. This conference in Wadgassen will provide an opportunity for musicians to explore these new developments and discuss traditional approaches.

While papers focusing on the topic of the conference are especially invited, papers on any aspect of wind music, including research in progress, are welcome. The lectures can represent the entire field of humanities in relation to wind music: musicology, ethnology, philosophy, sociology, and educational sciences. Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for discussion. Papers will be considered for future publication in the Alta Musica series. The conference languages are English and German, although papers in French, Spanish and Italian will be considered. The organizers encourage PowerPoint presentations and abstracts in English or German, especially in the case of presentations in French, Spanish or Italian. All are invited to take part, regardless of professional status, but presenters are expected to be members of IGEB.