Call for Papers: Ecologies of Practice in Music, Spirituality, and Well-Being



The School of Music at North-West University and Music, Spirituality and Wellbeing is organizing a conference on for April 25-27, 2024, that will take place online.

Call for Papers: “Ecologies of Practice in Music, Spirituality, and Well-Being” Conference

Discover the fascinating interplay between music, spirituality, and well-being at our upcoming interdisciplinary conference. Join scholars, researchers, practitioners, and artists for engaging discussions, innovative research sharing, and collaborative exploration.

Conference Theme: “Ecologies of Practice in Music, Spirituality, and Well-Being.”

Conference Objectives: This event aims to deepen our understanding of how music, spirituality, and well-being intersect. Key objectives include exploring music’s role in spiritual experiences, its impact on well-being, and its presence in diverse spiritual traditions. We also examine the connection between music, ecology, and well-being, along with cultural diversity and music’s role in spiritual expression.

Conference Topics: Topics of discussion encompass music’s role in facilitating spiritual experiences, the influence of acoustic environments on well-being, music’s place in religious rituals, its integration into contemplative practices, cultural diversity in spiritual music, and the relationship between music, ecology, and well-being in the face of environmental challenges.

Important Dates:

1. Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 Jan 2024

2. Notification of Acceptance: 1 March 2024

3. Free Registration Deadline: 15 March 2024

4. Conference Dates: 25-27April 2024

Download the full information document with Submission Guidelines here.