Annual Graduate Symposium

The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 18th annual Graduate Symposium on Music, which will be held August 25-26, 2017 in von Kuster Hall (Music Building) at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

In its 18th year, the Western University Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM) features graduate student papers from across North America, ranging in topics from music theory, musicology, music education, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance. This year, Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers (University of Ottawa) will deliver a keynote address entitled "Singing on the Piano: Clara Wieck-Schumann and the Keyboard Romance in the Early 19th Century" on Saturday, August 26 at 3 p.m. Our own faculty member, Dr. Jonathan De Souza, will also be leading a workshop entitled "Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance."

For additional information, including detailed agenda and event information closer to the date, please visit the WUGSOM webpage at



The Western University Graduate Symposium on Music is made possible through the generous support of:

Don Wright Faculty of Music
School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Research Western
Society of Graduate Students
Society of Graduate Students in Music

Past Events

Our Annual Graduate Symposium, organized by our doctoral students, draws presenters from across North America and the UK.