The 7th International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

Call for Papers
Symposium Dates: June 19-22, 2011
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Extended deadline for proposals: December 1, 2010

The International Symposia on the Sociology of Music Education have been a primary conduit for the dissemination and discussion of scholarship on sociological issues related to music education since the first symposium in 1995.

The 2011 conference organizers invite the submission of proposals for papers on aspects of practice, theory, philosophy and research in the sociology of music education. “Sociology” refers to behaviors, beliefs, and identities among groups of people. “Music education” is understood to include all forms of teaching and learning in music – formal, informal, and non-formal.

The symposium welcomes research into music education in schools, colleges, universities, communities, studios, homes, the internet, and any other contexts. Submissions are encouraged from researchers at all stages of their careers. Research from qualitative, quantitative, mixed-method, or philosophical approaches are welcome. Submissions focusing on music from outside of Euro-American traditions are especially encouraged.

Conference presentations will be 30 minutes in length. Proposals should contain 500 to 700 words and should provide reviewers with sufficient detail to judge the purpose, methods, results, and scholarship of the presentation. Send proposals as .doc or .pdf attachments. Do not include your name or any identifying information on the attached proposal. The deadline for proposals is November 1, 2010, and notification of acceptance will be sent by December 1, 2010. Please send proposals and any direct any questions you may have to one of the three regional conference organizers, in accordance with your location.

  • John Kratus – United States, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean
  • Gareth Smith – Europe and Africa
  • Kari Veblen – Canada, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific

The conference will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, which is located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area is served by the Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN). Accommodations: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 55 S. Harrison Road at Harrison Road and Grand River Ave. (800) 875-5090 (local phone: (517) 432-4000), $89 single/double. Free parking is available to conference attendees. For further information regarding accommodations, contact John Kratus,

For further information, please visit the conference website

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