DATE: 22-02-2019

Genus conference on gender and equality perspectives in music education

Genus is a conference about gender and equity in higher Nordic music education that is taking place on 14th – 15th of March in Kristiansand, Norway. The overall goal of the conference is to raise awareness of gender and equality perspectives in music education. We want to equip students, teachers and leaders in music education with practical tools to make the gender balance more equal in the future. Therefor we challenge the participating institutions to bring at least 3 persons to the conference. We need the students voice in this work, and we need good strategic plans from the leaders. 

This is a conference without key-notes. We have an «Artist in residence (AiR)» Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen, a «Professor in residence (PiR)» Sally Anne Gross and «Students in Residence (SiR)» who will give short inputs on every session from their point of view. They will be present at the whole conference and will also be important during the discussion-group sessions.

Some practical information:
  • The conference is financial supported by NORDPLUS and we can support your traveling to Kristiansand with NOK 2500/approx 256 Euro.
  • The conference fee is NOK 1600/approx 164 Euro, and must be covered by the participants/institution.
  • The conference use the Scandic Kristiansand Bystranda hotell and you are able to book a single room for NOK 1250/approx 128 Euro by providing a following code: 780UNI130319_006
The registration deadline is 1st of March! More information and registration you can find at and in the document attached to this post.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact