Call for proposals

The 2022 EPTA International Conference will take place in Guimarães, under the motto “Piano Teaching and Performing: Renewal after the Pandemic”, starting in the afternoon of Thursday, September 1st, and ending after the morning session of Sunday, 4th of September. After the difficult times that the world has been living due to the global spread of Covid19, the organization hopes that this comprehensive theme will encourage everyone to come in person to this charismatic city that was the first capital of Portugal in the 12th century, and whose exceptionally well-preserved Historic Centre has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its “Outstanding Universal Value”.

The also historic Jordão Theatre will host the Conference, following a complete renovation of its facilities, offering ideal conditions for its realization. Proposals from pianists, pedagogues and researchers will be welcome in the scope of different aspects of piano pedagogy and performance, covering the formats of Lectures, Lecture/recitals, panel discussions or workshops

The Conference programme includes an evening welcome cocktail and concert on Thursday, the 1st, a concert by the Guimarães Orchestra with a piano soloist, and a Conference Dinner and concert. More details about these events will follow soon.

Luís Pipa – EPTA Portugal President

Important dates for Proposal Submissions:

  • January 1, 2022 – Opening of Proposal Submissions
  • April 1, 2022 (23h59 – GMT) – Deadline for Proposal Submissions
  • May 15, 2022 – Authors notification
  • June 30, 2022 – Early bird registration

Topics include:

  • Performance
  • Education, teaching and learning
  • Intercultural research perspectives
  • Technology in music performance and education
  • Musicians’ Health and wellness
  • Music psychology
  • Creative processes: improvisation and composition

Session Formats and Lengths:

  • Short Lecture: 20 minutes
  • Long Lecture: 30 minutes
  • Short Lecture Recital: 25 minutes
  • Long Lecture Recital: 35 minutes
  • Panel discussion: 35 minutes
  • Workshop: 45 minutes