Conference 2017

The Gordon Institute for Music Learning
The Sixth International Conference on Music Learning Theory
Carleton of Oak Park Hotel, Chicago IL
August 1–3, 2017

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Conference Schedule

The Conference will begin on Tuesday afternoon, August 1, and close on Thursday afternoon, August 3. We encourage all participants to plan on attending the entire event.

The full Conference program and daily schedule can be viewed here (PDF).



Please book your room as soon as possible as space at the conference hotel is limited. Conference guest room rates for rooms with King Sized or Double beds in the connecting Motel Lodge are $109. Queen rooms in the connecting Hotel are $139 and Deluxe Double beds are $149.
For hotel reservations contact:
Dana Schuster* at The Carleton of Oak Park, 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
*Be sure to speak with Dana Schuster for the special conference rate and mention group #1468.

On-Site Registration / Check-In

The registration table will be located in the lobby of the Carleton of Oak Park Hotel and will be open on Tuesday, August 1, from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.  Registration will also be open on Wednesday, August 2 from 7:00 – 8:30 AM. You must check-in to receive your name badge and conference materials.  GIML Lapel Pins will also be available for purchase for $5.  They make a great name badge accessory!

Call for Research Poster Proposals

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GIML Photos Requested

Terry Bacon will again be creating a multimedia presentation for the 2017 GIML Conference and needs pictures and videos. If you have pictures of the 2015 Conference, GIML-related events (since the last conference), and MLT-in-action he needs your contribution! Please send materials via email or share via Dropbox or Google Drive to by July 23.


Please fill out the following registration form in its entirety. You will then be directed to a page where you can pay the registration fees securely through PayPal, using PayPal funds, Credit Card, or E-Check.

Questions? Contact our Executive Director.