Reimagining Music Education in the Digital Era: The Power of Transformation

  • 31 August 2023

Wednesday 6 December 2023 from 18.00 to 19.00
Lecture held in English
Belval, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Black Box


Prof. Luc Nijs
Associate professor in Early Childhood Music Education
Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Department of Education and Social Work


The emergence of the Digital Era has revolutionised the world of music. Digital technologies and their adventurous adoption by artists have led to new musical languages and forms of expression, to new ways of playing and sharing music. In addition, digital technologies promote access to music, and one might assume digital practices will transform the way we learn and teach music.
What are the implications and potentialities of the changes for music education?

Among scholars and music educators who embrace digitisation, some envision technology as a way to enhance traditional music education, others as an avenue to reimagine it altogether. Using examples from research and practice, this talk will provoke critical reflection on the nature of music education and its current evolution.