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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
2023 Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Learning and Teaching
Tempe, AZ
Date(s) of Meeting:
February 16-18, 2023
Description of Meeting:
The Desert Skies Music Symposium on Research in Music Learning and Teaching is one of the longest continuously running independent research forums of its kind in the United States. Founded in 1989 by the music education faculty of the University of Arizona, the Desert Skies Symposium moved to Arizona State University in 2017. The symposium is held in February of odd-numbered years and provides a forum for presentations of research about music teaching and learning in any context. The symposium is open to college and university faculty, preK-12 music educators, teaching artists, and community music educators.
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
You are invited to submit papers related to research on music learning and teaching in any context. We encourage applications from college and university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, preK12 music educators, teaching artists, music therapists and music therapy researchers, and community music educators.
Research Topics Sought:
The Desert Skies Symposium conceives of research broadly and encourages the submission of a variety of methodologies and styles of inquiry. We explicitly encourage work that centers equity and justice as well as interdisciplinary study and community-based or community-inspired work
Submission Information:
Submit your abstract of 700-800 words as a PDF or Microsoft Word file (references not included in word count). Please remove any identifying information from the submission tex. Include the author or first author’s last name in the filename only (e.g., Smith.DesertSkies.2023).
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
September 19, 2022 - Submission Deadline
Meeting URL:
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Matthew Fiorentino,
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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