Welcome to my personal website!
I'm a musician, educator and researcher, affiliated as an Associate Professor in Early Childhood Music Education to the University of Luxemburg. I am also affiliated to IPEM at Ghent University, as a Visiting Professor. Previously, I was affiliated to IPEM (Ghent University) as a Ph.D. student and postdoc, and to the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp as a Ph.D. student in the arts.
I devote my time to the development of [research & practice]-based innovative movement-based approaches to instrumental music teaching and learning (in Early Childhood).
The leitmotiv in my work is the integration of theoretical, empirical and practical research. Importantly, my research is constantly inspired by my experience as performer and teacher.
Next to my work as an academic, I am a guest lecturer at different conservatoires. I play the clarinet in a balkan/klezmer band with some of my friends, the Holy7.
Together with my PhD student Emma Shubin, I will be chair of the next ICDS conference, hosted by the University of Luxembourg in 2025
I was invited to edit a special issue for the journal Education Sciences. More info coming end August.
June 13, 2023: Charles White's PhD project on laptop ensemble in Early Childhood Music Education was accepted for funding by FNR Luxembourg
I was selected to give a lecture at the University of Luxembourg for its 20th Anniversary. My talk is about "Reimagining Music Education in the Digital Era"
I was invited to talk in the BBC Sideways podcast, on "The Embodiment of Music". check it here
2023.12.06* ∣ Belval ∣ Reimagining Music Education in the Digital Era: The Power of Transformation, lecture for UL 20st birthday
2023.10.31* ∣ Berkeley ∣ The Role of the Body in Instrumental and Vocal Music Pedagogy, together with Melissa Bremmer
2023.10.02* ∣ Online ∣ Talk on classroom research on music and movement @ the Virtual Dalcroze Meet-Up
2023.08.04 ∣ Pittsburgh ∣ 6th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies: lecture on movement in instrumental music education in the early years
2023.07.17* ∣ Dublin ∣ 3rd International Conference of Possibility Studies: lecture on embodied creativity