Hosted annually for the past twelve years, the GMF Spring Conference invites students from peer institutions to present their research at a conference held at the Harvard Department of Music. Our annual conference gives GMF members and students from across Harvard the opportunity to hear current scholarship in the field and to interact with visitors, peers and faculty in a professional setting. In recent years this has grown to a two-day event featuring papers from graduate students from across the USA and from Europe. The conference is open to the public, and thus also serves as a form of community outreach.

This year's conference is "Ex-centric Music Studies". The conference will explore subjects, methods, and modes of presentation that have been deemed ‘peripheral’ to music studies, and aims to offer participants an opportunity to present projects that might exceed the bounds of academic convention. For a full Call for Submissions, and further details of programming when they become available, see the conference site here.

Past Conferences

2017: Black Lives Matter: Music, Race, and Justice

2016: Musical Cartographies

2015: Work and Play: Economies of Music

2014: Color and Music

2013: Music at the Margins

2012: Music * Technology * Media