Scholars, researchers, educators, music therapists, musicians, and relevant stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for papers and demonstrations.  The purpose of the conference is to explore the multi-faceted ways in which music fosters well-being and contributes positively to one’s quality of life in multifarious contexts. 

Individual paper presentations will be 20 minutes (followed by 5 minutes for questions/discussions) and will be grouped with other presentations similar in theme.  All sessions will be on the virtual WebEx platform.

Demonstrations will adhere to the same guidelines as paper presentations but differ in that they are generally intended to inform audiences about resources, methods, and delivery models that are effective in one’s area of practice.  While audio/visual elements can be included, these demonstrations are not interactive with the audience. 


  • Presenters are invited to submit the following information by March 31, 2021.
  • Conference presenters will be notified by April 15, 2021. All presenters whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for the conference ($20 CAD).
  • Registration opens on April 16, 2021 

Submission requirements:

  • An abstract or description of 300-350 words in length maximum (excluding references)
  • A 150-word biography and high-resolution .jpeg photo (if possible)

Submission details: Submissions will only be accepted electronically.  Documents should be submitted in Word format with the email subject line: “Music and Wellbeing abstract” and sent to 

Submissions will be reviewed by a committee of academic and community-based practitioners in the field of music, music education, music psychology, and music therapy. Criteria for acceptance include a clear connection to the link between music and well-being in relation to at least one of the following fields: music, music education, music psychology, or music therapy.

Bios and photos will be uploaded to the website prior to the conference.