The 4th Symposium for LGBTQ Studies and Music Education

Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: June 30 – July 2, 2020

Check Out Our Updates!

  • New links to travel planning
  • New links to lodging options
  • Registration portal coming soon
  • Proposal notifications released February 10, 2020


In 2010, 2012, and 2016, LGBTQ Studies and Music Education Symposia I, II, & III brought together students, teachers, college faculty, and researchers to discuss relevant research, theory, and practice from an LGBTQ perspective (see papers from 2010, 2012 and 2016).

The purpose of these ongoing symposia is to encourage, promote, and disseminate discourse regarding the intersections of LGBTQ topics and music education. In this fourth symposium, we seek to further explore how LGBTQ interests operate within music education in terms of research, curriculum, teacher preparation, and the musical lives and careers of LGBTQ music students and teachers.

The symposium will be held in conjunction with the MayDay Group’s 32nd Colloquium, which will focus around equitable, diverse, and inclusive music learning practices. We hope by bringing these two communities together that our work around justice and equity can have further reach and scope.