The Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society invites proposals for the 2020 annual Teaching Music History Conference, which will take place on the weekend of 5-6 June 2018 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please see our call for papers document (PDF) or the information below for details and requirements. Proposals must be submitted by 1 Februrary 2020 at 11:59 PST using the online submission form.
The Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society (AMS) announces the 2020 annual Teaching Music History Conference, which will take place on the weekend of 5-6 June 2020 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The conference will feature tours of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Middle America (GLAMA) and the Marr Sound Archive, as well as two keynote workshops related to these resources. The first will cover using digital archives and integrating local histories into the classroom, led by Stuart Hinds, founder and director of GLAMA. The second workshop will address the history of sound recording and its implications for pedagogical practices, led by Chuck Haddix, curator of the Marr Sound Archive, both at UMKC.
We invite proposals on all topics related to teaching music history (broadly defined) at any academic level (K-12, higher education, community) and the issues its practitioners face. We especially welcome papers that connect with topics central to the keynote activities. These could include:
- Incorporating primary sources
- Digital humanities
- Working with recordings and technology
- Local and institutional histories
- Collaborating with fields and professionals outside of musicology
- Marginalized voices
Drawing on the guidelines for proposals for national meetings of the AMS, all proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous work in the discipline, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological and pedagogical community, in language that is accessible to scholars from a variety of specializations. Regardless of topic, all proposals will undergo a blind evaluation process assessing submissions according to the above criteria, and submitters will be notified of conference program decisions around the beginning of March 2020.
The conference will feature a variety of presentation formats, ranging from individual presentations to teaching demonstrations to posters. One afternoon will be devoted to an “unconference” that will be informal, participatory, and webcast live for those unable to attend the conference.
Proposals must be submitted by 1 February 2020 at 11:59 PST using the online submission form: https://tinyurl.com/tmhc2020submission. Any proposals submitted after the 1 February deadline will not be considered.