The 4th Symposium for LGBTQ Studies and Music Education

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

Update about COVID-19 (coronavirus)
and the QMUE 4 Symposium

The QMUE Planning Committee extends our collective compassion to all colleagues impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. We have and will continue to work closely with conference officials at the University of Oregon to monitor the situation regarding summer programming. 

As of March 14, 2020, the joint QMUE 4 Symposium / MDG Colloquium is moving forward as scheduled. PLEASE NOTE: Knowing that these are uncertain times, we are extending early bird registration through May 24, 2020. We hope this adjustment will provide some flexibility in travel planning.

Please continue to check this website for updated information, and encourage interested colleagues to do the same. Planning committee members optimistically look forward to this opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues June 30-July 2 in Eugene, Oregon.

NEW Schedule-at-a-Glance!


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.