31 October–1 November 2018, pre-conference to AMS/SMT San Antonio
Institute of Texan Cultures, University of Texas at San Antonio
"Diversifying Music Academia: Strengthening the Pipeline" is a symposium devoted to the issue of diversity in music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Led by Project Spectrum, a coalition of graduate students and faculty members, this event seeks to explore why many people marginalized by their race/ethnicity, gender, and/or sexuality continue to have difficulty in finishing graduate degrees, attaining gainful employment, and receiving tenure within all fields of music studies. Furthermore, the aim of this symposium is to develop concrete tools to inspire systematic change within these fields. Diversifying Music Academia will immediately precede the 2018 AMS/SMT Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas; additionally, some events will be included in the official AMS/SMT schedule.