Founded in 2005 and originally based in the Department of Arts & Humanities (now Department of Culture, Communication and Media) of the Institute of Education, University of London, the International Music Education Research Centre iMerc.org is a place where researchers in music education, professionals in related fields, as well as undergraduate students and enthusiasts, can get together in a virtual exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Music Education, Music Psychology, Special Needs Education and Music, Early Childhood and Musical Development, Philosophy of Music Education, Music Technology Education, Musical Performance, Music Curriculum, Sociology of Music and Music Education and Choral Music Education, Music and Health and Musical Development across the Lifespan.
The International Music Education Research Centre (iMerc) is lead by Professor Graham F Welch, who holds the Institute of Education, University of London Established Chair of Music Education. Professor Welch is also Chair of the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE) and President of the International Society for Music Education (ISME).
Co-ordinator of the International Music Education Research Centre (iMerc) is Dr Evangelos Himonides, Senior Lecturer in I.T., Music & Music Technology Education and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Education, University of London.
Recent and current externally funded research includes awards from major UK research councils (ESRC, AHRC, EPSRC), the EC (Framework 7), leading UK charities (Paul Hamlyn, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation), other charitable bodies engaged in the promotion of music (Youth Music, Sage Gateshead, Choir Schools Association, ABRSM, Drake Music Project, Soundabout, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, New London Orchestra, RNIB, Amber Trust), UK Government departments (DFES/DCSF) and Local Authorities.
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