Call for Papers

Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education


June 3-6, 2020

University of Mississippi Oxford, Mississippi

The Symposium Planning Committee welcomes submissions on topics related in any way to the history of music teaching and learning:

  1. Scholarly papers suitable for reading (Submit complete paper in any standard style format. Allow 25 minutes for reading and 10 minutes for questions/comments.)
  2. Poster presentations of research in progress (This session is intended for graduate students or anyone who would like feedback on a current research project. Submit a 200-word description of the study. Prepare a poster to present at an evening reception & poster session.)
  3. Panel discussions (Submit outline with names of participants. Allow 45 minutes for panelists and 10 minutes for questions/comments.)
  4. Performances (Submit musical content, names of performers, and any equipment needs. Performances can vary in length from 30 to 90 minutes. Exact timing TBD with accepted performers.)

We welcome all topics related to music teaching and learning. The planning committee especially hopes to honor the heritage of the location by encouraging papers related to the American South.

Materials must be submitted electronically in any standard style format. Include the following information in the body of the electronic mail message: Name, address, telephone, affiliation, email address for further communication, and title of the paper or proposal. Send submissions to Dr. Patti Tolbert (, Chair of the Review Panel.

All submissions must be received no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2020. Acknowledgement (by Friday, February 14) and notification (on Monday, March 2) will be sent via return email.

The Oxford Symposium on the History of Music Education is an event organized and sponsored by the History Special Research Interest Group of The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The Symposium schedule will include a keynote speaker, scholarly papers, a poster session of research in progress, panel discussions, performances, and local attractions.

Housing, registration, and travel information will be available at the NAfME History SRIG website: For further information, contact:

Dr. Paul Sanders, Symposium Chair Professor of Music Education
The Ohio State University at Newark