Project Spectrum

Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline

Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline
31 October – 1 November, 2018

Symposium Schedule

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Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline is a symposium devoted to the issue of diversity in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Led by Project Spectrum, a coalition of graduate students and faculty members, this event seeks to explore why many people marginalized by their race/ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality continue to have difficulty in finishing graduate degrees, attaining gainful employment, and receiving tenure within all fields of music studies. Furthermore, the aim of this symposium is to develop concrete tools to inspire systematic change within these fields. Diversifying Music Academia will immediately precede the 2018 AMS/SMT Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas; additionally, some events will be included in the official AMS/SMT schedule.

Twitter hashtag: #diversifyingmusic2018
Project Spectrum Twitter handle: @PrjctSpectrum

Mission Statement

 Symposium Schedule

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About the Committee

Panelists, Presenters, and Discussants

Call for Insights

Travel Grant Application


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