The 4th Symposium for LGBTQ Studies and Music Education

Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Dates: June 29 – July 1, 2021

QMUE 4 Symposium Rescheduled

The Planning Committee is pleased to announce NEW TENTATIVE DATES for the 4th National Symposium on LGBTQ Studies and Music Education. The joint conference with the May Day Group is now scheduled to take place at the University of Oregon from June 29-July 1, 2021. We continue to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on professional music and research organizations’ conference programs, including health/safety concerns and financial challenges for students, staff, and faculty.


  • Registration details for the 2021 event will be announced in October 2020.
  • Thank you for your continuing support of LGBTQ Studies and Music Education. The Planning Committee will provide updates through this website, as they are available.


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.