November 27, 2022
Meet 'N' Treats 
1:00 PM 
Foo Lounge 
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November 30, 2022
Meet 'N' Treats 
12:00 PM 
Foo Lounge 
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April 1, 2022
Kaleidoscope Concert 
Celebrating Diverse Voices in Music and Dance
7:00 PM 
Dougherty Dance Theatre/ Gerlinger Annex 354
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LGBTQ Studies and Music Education Symposium and the MayDay Group Colloquium

June 29–July 1, 2021
Presented Virtually
Hosted by the UO SOMD Music Education Area 

This collaborative summer research symposia will feature research presentations and discourse around equitable, diverse, and inclusive music learning practices. The purpose of these ongoing symposia is to encourage, promote, and disseminate discourse regarding the intersections of LGBTQ topics and music education. In this fourth symposium, we seek to further explore how LGBTQ interests operate within music education in terms of research, curriculum, teacher preparation, and the musical lives and careers of LGBTQ music students and teachers. See the schedule page for details.

Standard Rate (i.e., non-student): $65
Graduate Student: $20
Undergraduate Student: $10

Register here or learn more about the 2021 QMUE 4/MDG 32 Symposia by clicking here.

Email Professor Jason M. Silveira at for additional questions or for more information about the symposium!

Dr. Matthew Garrett Scholar-in-Residence

Matthew L. Garrett (he/him) is Associate Professor of Music Education, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies in Music Education, and Director of the University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education, coordinates the music education licensure program, and leads university faculty, staff, and students in educational development programming to improve student learning.

Garrett’s research interests include LGBTQ issues in music education, and he has been honored with a CWRU Prism award, for outstanding contributions to the CWRU LGBTQ community. He has published in Journal of Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Bulletin for the Council of Research in Music Education, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education, International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, Research Perspectives in Music Education, Choral Journal, and Voices in Concert: a hybrid print/online music text series from Hal Leonard and McGraw Hill Education. His most recent publication, Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Students in Music Education, with co-author Joshua Palkki will be published by Oxford University Press in August 2021.

Below are the events Dr.Garrett will be featured:

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 
8:00–8:45 AM: MUE 126 Orientation to Music Education   
LGBTQ Diversity in Music Education

As music educators, we work in classrooms with a great deal of student diversity. We are in a unique position to teach the value of inclusion so all students feel like they belong in our programs. In our time together, we will explore research-influenced methods to cultivate inclusive and informed learning environments, with a goal of creating safer music programs for LGBTQ students and their Allies.
Zoom Link: (Waiting Room)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 
12:15–12:59 PM: MUE 413/513 Secondary Choral Methods 
Creative Inclusive Choral Artistry for Trans and Gender-Expansive Singers

Creating choral ensembles that are inclusive of multiple gender identities and gender expressions can be an impactful way to teach artistry and respect to all students. We will explore techniques that can be particularly helpful with healthy vocal development of transgender singers, identify academic language that can assist in creating inclusive classrooms, and consider policies that positively impact the quality of instruction for trans and gender expansive students.
Zoom link: (Waiting Room)

Friday, May 21, 2021 
3:15–4:45 PM: THEME Colloquium
Honoring Trans and Gender-Expansive Students in Music Education

Trans and gender-expansive (TGE) youth deserve a safe and empowering space to engage in high-quality school music experiences. Supportive music teachers ensure that all students have access to ethically and pedagogically sound music education. In their new book from Oxford University Press, authors Matthew L. Garrett (he/him) and Joshua Palkki (he/him) encourage music educators to honor gender diversity through ethically and pedagogically sound practices across choral, instrumental, and general music classroom environments by highlighting the narratives and experiences of TGE musicians.Contact Dr. Jason Silviera for the Zoom link and passcode info.

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Anthony McGill Virtual Residency

Hailed for his “trademark brilliance, penetrating sound and rich character” (New York Times), clarinetist Anthony McGill enjoys a dynamic international solo and chamber music career and is principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic—the first African-American principal player in the organization’s history. He is the recipient of the 2020 Avery Fisher Prize, one of classical music’s most significant awards.

McGill appears as a soloist with top orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony. He performed alongside Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gabriela Montero at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, premiering a piece by John Williams. As a chamber musician, McGill is a favorite collaborator of the Brentano, Daedalus, Guarneri, JACK, Miró, Pacifica, Shanghai, Takács, and Tokyo Quartets, as well as Emanuel Ax, Inon Barnatan, Gloria Chien, Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham, Midori, Mitsuko Uchida, and Lang Lang.

He serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music, and Bard College Conservatory of Music. He is the Artistic Director for the Music Advancement Program at The Juilliard School. 

Below are the events Anthony will be featured:

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM PST: Virtual Event
Navigating Race in Classical Music

Trailblazing clarinetist Anthony McGill, who was the first African American to be appointed as a principal player with the renowned New York Philharmonic Orchestra, reflects on the legacy and future of race in classical music. This virtual session is available only to current University of Oregon students, faculty and staff. 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00-2:15 PM PST: Virtual Event
Anthony McGill Clarinet Master Class

Principal Clarinet of the New York Philharmonic Anthony McGill offers a virtual clarinet masterclass for advanced students. This session is available only to current University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff. 

Thursday, April 29, 2021
12:00-1:15 PM PST: Virtual Event
Anthony McGill: Take Two Knees – Music, Gesture & Activism

Internationally acclaimed clarinetist Anthony McGill urges musicians to shine a light on racism and “#TakeTwoKnees in the struggle for justice and decency.” This virtual session is available only to current University of Oregon students, faculty, and staff. 

Union Fest
March 13, 2021

Presenting Union Fest’s Official Lineup brought to you by the University of Oregon SOMD, We All Rise + The CCPA/WOW Hall. In response to police brutality, persistent racism and COVID-19, we are utilizing the Hall’s platform to amplify Black voices and fundraise for the community. First, we compensated Black artists from across the nation. Now, we are broadcasting their exclusive performances to raise funds for Eugene-Springfield NAACP, UO LRP Black Cultural Center’s Scholarship Fund, Black Unity, Irie Jamaican Kitchen, and The Mambira Foundation. Read more

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UO 2021 Lunar New Year Virtual Celebration
February 19, 2021: Virtual Event

The celebration features new year’s greetings in different languages, various lectures, virtual art exhibits, and some synchronous components as well. It is designed for all members of the UO community as well as alumni who might be celebrating the Lunar New Year. Click here for more details. 

TeachIN on Educational Equity & Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies
February 22-27, 2021

This is a week-long online series of workshops facilitated by national scholars of educational equity in teaching and learning. Events begin Monday and conclude Saturday afternoon with keynote speaker Dr. Bettina Love, author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, and co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network. Other speakers and sessions will focus on anti-oppressive pedagogies and anticolonial and Indigenous pedagogy. Details on sessions can be found here.

Collaboration Team: UOTeach, UO Teaching Engagement Program, UO Education and Community Supports, UO Center for the Study of Women in Society, UO Common Reading Program, UO College of Education, UOTeach Partnering School Districts: Bethel and 4J.

Da Capo Colloquium Series – Week 3
Friday, January 22, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM PST

As of late, Equity and Inclusion have become topics of major importance in the field of classical music and our society as a whole. Join us this week as we welcome guests Daniel Bernard Roumain and Melissa Ngan in a discussion about equity and inclusion in our field. Click here for more details. 

Washington University Music Administrators (WUMA) event

As the outgoing president for the Washington University Music Administrators (WUMA) organization, I am honored to invite you to a special event that we are hosting. Our hope with this event is to create a platform with a real and productive conversation about how we in higher ed music can better address Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in our respective disciplines.  If NOTHING else, this will be a rare opportunity to gather in a single place as one of those rare COVID time gifts. Please help us by sharing this message and invitation with your faculty and encourage them to attend. I am truly excited and looking forward to this event and hope to see us all there!

1:00 – Introduction and Keynote address by Dr. Eileen M. Hayes, outgoing president CMS.
1:30 – Breakout rooms by discipline area (ex. Music Education, Theory, History, Choir etc…). Each room will be facilitated by a WUMA member who will guide the conversation and report back.
2:30 – Reconvene as a full group and hear highlight reports from the facilitators. 
3:00 – Adjourn

Register Here –  Registration is not required, but will help in our planning and allow us to send you a confirmation email and calendar invite.

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Dr. Constance McKoy 

Dr. McKoy will join the SOMD as a scholar-in-residence from Wednesday, February 3rd to Friday, February 5th. Please find the presentation topics below.  For zoom links, please contact any member of CEI via email. You can read Dr. McKoy’s bio by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
8:30–9:45 AM PST: Undergraduate/Graduate Presentation to MUE 432/532: Music in School and Society
Title: Honoring the Ear

This presentation will focus on aural learning as a critical component of music instruction and how aural learning can be used effectively in understanding culturally diverse facets of musicianship and literacy.

Thursday, February 4, 2021
10:00–11:45 AM PST: Graduate Presentation to MUE 649: History of Western Music Education
Title: Culture and Music Education in Historical Context

This presentation will chronicle the historical foundations of teaching music through the lenses of multiculturalism and culturally relevant/responsive pedagogies.

Friday, February 5, 2021
3:15–4:15 PM PST: THEME Colloquium
Title: Culturally Responsive Teaching

This presentation will focus on what culturally responsive teaching (CRT) is, why it’s important in music education, and how attending to 4 principles can assist music teachers in incorporating CRT in their classrooms and rehearsal spaces.

A UO MLK virtual program on the UO YouTube channel with a live chat.

The program also includes Andiel Brown, director of the UO Gospel Choirs and Ensembles in the School of Music and Dance, performing the Black national anthem, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Also on tap are musical tributes by assistant professor of flute Jackie Cordova Arrington and School of Music and Dance scholar Natalie North. Click here for more information. 

Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene BRAVA Livestream with Dr. Richard Antoine White

We are thrilled to invite you to the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene’s Fall 2020 BRAVA Livestream. Curl up with a cup of coffee or tea and join us from the comfort of your home as we take a moment to reflect and learn from notable musician and motivational speaker Dr. Richard Antoine White.

This BRAVA Livestream will be on Friday, November 13, from 8:00 am – 9:30 am. There will be a student Q&A session at 10am.

The ABAE welcomes Dr. Richard Antoine White, who began tuba studies at age twelve at the Baltimore School for the Arts. He went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance from Indiana University, one of the most prestigious music programs in the United States. Richard is now a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, and the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic.

Dr. White will deliver an inspirational presentation including a film about his life, a mini-performance, and answer questions from the virtual audience. Click here to register and you will receive a link to the Livestream event.

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