Project Spectrum

Diversifying Music Academia

A graduate student-led coalition committed to increasing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology

Join us for our 2020 symposium, "Diversifying Music Academia: Building the Coalition"

Project Spectrum is a graduate student-led coalition of music theorists, musicologists, and ethnomusicologists with a two-fold mission. One part of the mission is to shift the large-scale culture of North American music academia toward equity by confronting racism, sexism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, settler-colonialism, and other forms of discrimination and injustice. The other is to bolster community, share resources, and hold space for those academics who are marginalized by the academy. These missions are fundamentally intertwined, and taken together, they serve to diversify and strengthen music academia.

Mission Statement



Open Letters

Diversifying Music Academia: Building the Coalition (2020)

Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline (2018)

Twitter: @PrjctSpectrum