MayDay Group Colloquium 30

June 6 - 9, 2018

The internationally regarded Mayday Group will host its 30th Anniversary Colloquium at Western. The conference will focus on the theme of curriculum in music education, exploring Mayday Action Ideal VII, addressing "effort towards understanding the context of music curriculum and education [that] must serve as a common starting point for nurturing robust communities of music educators and learners."

Coordinator: Patrick Schmidt

Keynote Speaker Dr. Henry Giroux

girouxIn conjunction with the Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education symposium, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Henry Giroux, renowned educator, critical theorist and critical pedagogue, will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Giroux currently holds the McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest in the English and Cultural Studies Department.


Conference Registration

Registration for the Mayday Group Symposium is now closed.

Registration rates after March 15, 2018:
• US$ 185 (CAD$ 240) Full Conference for non-students
• US$ 75 (CAD$ 97) Full Conference for students

Note: Registration for the Mayday Symposium allows participants to attend sessions in the Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education symposium.

Conference Accommodation

We are offering two accommodation choices for the conference. The first is a hotel in central London, a 5 to 10 minute drive to the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the conference site (a shuttle service will be offered twice a day). The second are on campus accommodations, a 5 to 10 minute walk to the Don Wright Faculty of Music and the conference site. Details about options within the on campus accommodations are found below.

242 Pall Mall Street, London ON
N6A 5P6
519 642-4444

Accommodation Rates with breakfast are $128 CAD. We have a limited number of 40 rooms reserved at this rate. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.

On Campus:
1200 Western Road, London ON
N6G 5E3
1 888 661-3545

Accommodation Rates with Breakfast:

Semi-Private Suite Shared Accommodation - $66.00 CAD per person per night
Single Private Suite Accommodation - $82.00 CAD per night

Semi-Private Accommodation features four lockable bedrooms and two shared bathrooms between one, two or four people.

  • 150 beds

Single Private Suite Accommodation features single, lockable bedrooms and can be rented privately. Suites are equipped with two bathrooms, a small living room area, and kitchenette with a stove-top range, microwave, sink and refrigerator

  • 50 beds


progressive methods buttonThis Colloquium is scheduled to coincide with the inaugural Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education symposium, June 8 - 9, 2018.