CFP: Teaching Music History Conference 2023

The Pedagogy Study Group of the American Musicological Society invites proposals for the 2023 Teaching Music History Conference. Sessions of this virtual conference will be spread across two weeks (June 19–23 and 26–30, in the afternoon) and last approximately 75 minutes per day. Proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2023 at 11:59 PST using the following online submission form:

We invite proposals that address topics related to teaching music history (broadly defined) and the issues its practitioners face, in such contexts as secondary education, college/university, and community/public humanities. Although the program committee is open to any relevant topic, we especially welcome proposals that address the following:

  • Teaching and learning in the age of distraction and related issues (e.g., challenges and opportunities of digital technology, student motivation and engagement);
  • Innovative pedagogical approaches and new formats beyond the traditional classroom;
  • Teaching and learning in “the new normal” (e.g., after the pandemic and with ongoing protests and strikes);
  • Diversity and inclusion in course design (e.g., choice of teaching materials/topics, inclusive learning activities, gender and race, disability, supporting neurodiverse students);
  • How to stimulate creativity in students;
  • Curricular matters such as drawing connections between courses (e.g., core and elective); curricular design that crosses boundaries between music history and other disciplines within and beyond music studies (e.g., ethnomusicology, sound studies, music theory, film/theater/dance/media, other humanistic fields); strategies for promoting curricular changes in collaboration with colleagues and administration;
  • Teaching music history beyond the college/university context, such as community-based learning and projects, or public humanities;
  • Applications of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) to music history pedagogy;
  • Perspectives on teaching and learning from outside the United States.

Proposed presentation formats may include:

  • Traditional papers (20 minutes) [250-word proposal];
  • Teaching demonstrations (20 minutes) [250-word proposal];
  • Lightning talks (5 minutes) [150-word proposal];
  • Panel discussions or round tables (30 or 60 minutes) and creative sessions/workshops (30 or 60 minutes) [500-word proposal, including both a rationale for the session as a whole and brief descriptions of individual presentations if applicable]. The Pedagogy Study Group encourages panel organizers to bring together panelists with diverse backgrounds, experiences, affiliations, career stages,and perspectives.

Drawing on the guidelines for proposals for national meetings of the AMS, all proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. Any proposals submitted after the 15 February deadline will not be considered.