On Saturday 14 May 2022, the LifeLong Music Engagement Research Unit, SOSCIEATH, at European University Cyprus, hosted Prof. Randall Everett Allsup in an online seminar entitled: Creative open-ended teaching.

Prof. Randall Everett Allsup is a Professor of Music and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University New York. He is a leading scholar and, music educator; editor of the “Counterpoints: Music and Education” series (Indiana University Press). His research interests lie in the fields of Instrumental Music Education, Teacher Education, Philosophies of Music and Arts Education, Classroom Creativity and Democratic Education, Social Justice and Equity, and Urban Education.

In an effort to build a network of scholars, practitioners, and students engaged in the study and promotion of music teaching-learning, the LifeLong Music Engagement Research Unit, encouraged discussion between Prof. Randall Allsup and postgraduate and doctoral students at EUC, renegotiating pedagogical approaches in music teaching that are open and creative, fostering democracy in music education.

By sharing experiences and values regarding creative teaching strategies and open-ended practices, the music education community envisions advancing new relationships to art and practice and facilitating health and well-being among participants.

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