Normal Symposium on the History of Music Education

June 1- June 3, 2023
Illinois State University Normal, Illinois


This Symposium will include paper presentations, panel presentations, and musical performances. Organizers welcome submissions on any topic related to the history of music education. The symposium offers a friendly and encouraging environment for experienced scholars, graduate students, and emerging researchers alike. 


Click below to register for the symposium:

Normal Symposium Registration 


Conference Hotel: 

There will not be an official conference hotel for the Normal Symposium. Instead, attendees will be able to find accommodations that best fit their needs. There are two hotels close to the Illinois St. campus (Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal). There are several other hotels a short drive from the campus. Some of these include Courtyard by Marriott, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Chateau Hotel, and Hampton Inn.  



Parking will be available on campus for those who need it. Attendees may choose to pay by the hour or purchase a visitor permit for the duration of their stay. More information on parking can be found at Illinois St. Visitor Parking.  


Airports and Transportation to/from campus: 

Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal offers service from Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Rental car options at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. There are also public transportation options available via the Connect-Transit bus service to any location in the city. More information on transportation can be found at Airport Transportation. Additionally, both Chicago airports are a two-hour car ride from the Illinois St. campus.