The Temple University Theory, History, and Ethnomusicology Society (THEMUS) is pleased to announce the program for its fifth annual graduate conference on Friday and Saturday, 13–14 April 2018. The conference program, location, and registration details may be found at All events are free and open to the public. 

The conference features plenary lectures by Prof. Daniel Stevens (University of Delaware) and Prof. Daniel Beller-McKenna (University of New Hampshire) alongside presentations by graduate students from Boston University, Michigan State, NYU, Pennsylvania State, University of Pennsylvania, University of Pittsburgh, Princeton, Rutgers, and Texas A&M. In addition to Saturday’s paper sessions, the program includes a Friday afternoon pedagogy symposium with presentations and demonstrations about ear training, error detection, teaching contemporary music, and decolonizing the historical survey.

Registrations completed by 1 April 2018 will ensure accurate orders of food, refreshments, programs, and other conference materials. Please direct inquiries to Chad Fothergill (themus.tu -at- or follow us on Facebook ( for additional updates as they become available.

Conference Dates
Friday, 13 April 2018, 1 PM–5.30 PM
Saturday, 14 April 2018, 8.30 AM–5.30 PM

Registration Deadline
1 April 2018

Conference URL and Registration Form 

Conference Venue
Temple University (Main Campus)
1801 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


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