Future Events

Events and Conferences in which members may be interested

DEC 1/3


Music and the Spiritual since the French Revolution


Following the French Revolution, as institutionalized religion generally declined in Europe and beyond, many artists turned away from rigid Christian dogma to explore horizons of spirituality aimed at enhancing the mystical component of religious experience. Works of art were seen as products of divine inspiration and music, in particular, as an object of spiritual reverence. Composers were viewed as inhabiting godly powers and listeners described music as an object of spiritual contemplation.

Accademia Musicale Chigiana – Siena , Italy



International Network for the Study of Spirituality


Special Interest Group on the Arts and Spirituality SASIG: Light as a Spiritual Signifier – Light Painting Photography

Chairs: Rev. Prof. June Boyce-Tillman MBE, Dr Lila Moore PhD, Annalisa Burello MSc



OCT 9/13


16th Cultural Diversity in Music Education Conference:
Ecologies and diversities

Submissions by 31st January 2021
The Cultural Diversity in Music Education (CDIME) conference has provided a platform for the exchange of practices and research related to cultural diversity in music education since 1992. In 2023 the sixteenth CDIME conference will be an in-person event, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa. The theme of the conference, ecologies and diversities, invites participants to consider diversity in music education using theories and ideas drawn from ecological thinking.


North-West University, SA

MAY 16/18


Spirituality, Critical Reflection

and Professional Practice in an Uncertain World


Seventh International Conference of the

International Network for the Study of Spirituality

The first BASS (now INSS) conference in 2010 was entitled Spirituality in a Changing World. This was followed, in 2012, by Spirituality in a Fragmented World and, in 2014, by Spirituality in a Challenging World. The sequence of titles points to the direction of global change – and why the 2016 conference asked the question ‘Can Spirituality Transform our World?’. Revisiting those titles as we discussed what might be the most appropriate theme for the 2023 conference, we wanted to hold on to the notion of ‘transformation’ and the role of spirituality within that process, particularly within a world that seems to have changed dramatically since 2010.


South East Technological University, Waterford, Ireland