International Conference

The 8th International Conference on Music Learning Theory

will be held

July 27-29, 2021

The conference will feature both in-person and virtual attendance options, and will be hosted at the Carleton of Oak Park Hotel outside of Chicago, IL.  We are committed to the safety of our attendees and presenters and will provide updates regarding possible format changes as they become available. 

Conference Registration

2021 Conference Registration Rates

Membership Type

Early Bird

On-site Registration

Virtual Rates

GIML Member

$275

$320

$200

Non-Member

$345

$390

$250

Student

$170

$215

$75

One Day

$165

$190

$100

Non-US residents: please include country code.
Please select one

Be sure to select the correct registration option (in-person or virtual). Please note that your conference registration is not complete until you pay the required fees. You will be redirected to a separate and secure PayPal payment portal.

Attendees can change their attendance option (in-person or virtual) anytime, with no penalty, until July 23, 2021.

Hotel Information

Carleton of Oak Park

Reservations: to obtain our special group rate you must call the hotel to book a reservation anytime Monday-Friday, from 9 am – 5 pm CST.
Room Rates
Motel Lodge:

King or Double: $129/night
Hotel:
Queen: $149
King: $159
2 Double Beds: $159

The Carleton of Oak Park

Conference Schedule

  • Tuesday, July 27

  • Wednesday, July 28

  • Thursday, July 29

3:30-4:00 Opening Ceremony: Grand Ballroom

4:15 - 5:15 pm Sessions

BALLROOM: Flowing through the World: Fostering Intercultural Movement Vocabulary (Krystal McCoy) 

FOXBORO: The Missing Chapter in “Learning Sequences in Music?”Harmonic Learning Sequence and Harmonic Music Aptitudes (Eric Rasmussen)

COLUMBIAN: Remembering and Imagining Movement: Shaping the Musical Mind Through Space Audiation (Beth Bolton)  Virtual

Ballroom

Flowing through the World: Fostering Intercultural Movement Vocabulary

Krystal McCoy

Foxboro

The Missing Chapter in “Learning Sequences in Music?”

Harmonic Learning Sequence and Harmonic Music Aptitudes

Eric Rasmussen

Columbian

(Virtual Presentation)

Remembering and Imagining Movement: Shaping the Musical Mind Through Space Audiation

Beth Bolton

5:30 - 6:30 pm Sessions

BALLROOM: Getting Started with LSAs (Jennifer Bailey)

FOXBORO: Scaffolding Improvisation and Arranging of Pop Music with your Choir (Aimee Pearsall)

COLUMBIAN: Creating Culturally Sustaining Music Classrooms (Lulu Cossich)  Virtual

Ballroom

Getting Started with LSAs

Jennifer Bailey

Foxboro

Scaffolding Improvisation and Arranging of Pop Music with your Choir

Aimee Pearsall

Columbian

(Virtual Presentation)

Creating Culturally Sustaining Music Classrooms

Lulu Cossich

6:30 - 9:30: Reception and BBQ at the Home of Alec Harris

238 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL (Directions in your registration packet)

Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to welcome two keynote speakers to this year’s GIML Conference

Keynote #1

DECOLONIZING THE mUSIC ROOM

Open to everyone, included FREE with paid conference registration
Presenters: Brandi Waller-Pace & Lorelei Batislaong
Format: Virtual
Time/Date: Wednesday, 7/28 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Those not registered for the conference can still attend this headliner presentation for $20, regardless of membership status

BRANDI WALLER-PACE

Founder, Executive Director

LORELEI BATISLAONG

Deputy Director, Lead Editor

Our work means centering BBIA (Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Asian) voices, knowledge, and experiences to challenge the historical dominance of white Western European and American music, narratives, and practices that has resulted in minimization and erasure throughout our field. There is no end point of being "decolonized," only constant learning, reflecting and growing.

Frequently Asked Questions

If I attend virtually will I be able to choose from the full array of conference sessions?

Yes. All live and virtual sessions will be offered in real-time via Zoom or another online platform.

When will I receive details about attending virtually?

Login information for all sessions will be provided 1-2 weeks before the start of the conference, and will be send to the email address used during registration.

I registered to attend in person, but now I would like to attend virtually instead. Can I do that?

Yes, you can change your attendance option anytime. Changes made before July 23rd can be done without penalty.

I am a presenter and I wish to change my presentation type (virtual or in-person). Can I do that?

Yes, you can. Please email executive@giml.org to discuss your options.

If I attend in-person will I be able to choose from all sessions (even those presented virtually)?

Yes. All virtual sessions will be shown live in a designated room able to accommodate any in-person attendees who would like to participate.

What safety precautions are being taken at the Carleton Hotel related to the Covid-19 pandemic?

Hotel staff are taken numerous steps to ensure the safety of all conference attendees. Please visit the hotel’s website (https://www.carletonhotel.com) for up-to-date information regarding these precautions.

Is on-site parking available at the Carleton Hotel?

Yes, free onsite parking is available for anyone reserving a room at the Carleton Hotel.

Is the Tuesday evening BBQ still happening?

Yes! The biannual Tuesday evening BBQ WILL be held at the home of Alec Harris.

Pictures from past conferences

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