Annual Graduate Symposium on Music celebrates 20 years

Graduate students from across North America hit all the right notes on campus as the Don Wright Faculty of Music hosted the annual Graduate Symposium on Music, Aug.16-17. It is an annual event that takes flight thanks to the commitment of graduate students, who have run it from its inception two decades ago.

“The symposium gets stronger by the degree in which the graduate students involved can push the boundaries,” said Martin Ross, a Music Theory PhD Candidate and current symposium organizer. “It owes its longevity, in no small part, to the long line of capable coordinators over the years. One of the most helpful resources is a handbook passed down from one coordinator to the next to ensure the ongoing success and continual growth of this conference.”

A gathering of some of the top academic up-and-comers in music, the two-day, student-organized event showcased student papers covering topics ranging from music theory and musicology to music education and ethnomusicology.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the symposium is put on by Western’s Society of Graduate Students in Music, and supported by Research Western, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

Read full article (Western News, July 31, 2019)

Related links

Society of Graduate Students in Music – conference homepage

Graduate Studies in Music

GradCast – podcast link