The 9th International Conference on Music Learning Theory
will be held
August 1-3, 2023
This event is a must-attend for anyone interested in music learning theory. Our conference features practitioner and research sessions, keynotes honoring fellow members of our community, chapter meetings, and social time to see old friends and meet new ones. Come network with audiation-minded music educators and discover new techniques to enhance your music teaching and research. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge, learn alongside educators at multiple levels, and connect with the GIML community!
2021 Conference Registration Rates
Conference registration and payments are available via Eventbrite! Please note that your registration is not complete until payment is received.
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. Identify "GIML" as your group and reference the conference dates (August 1-3). Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.
King or Double: $129/night
Deluxe Double Beds: $179
*Room rates reflect cost per night in US dollars.Rates do not include taxes or other fees from the Carleton of Oak Park. Rates are subject to change without notice. Cancellation policy is 24 hours.
The Carleton of Oak Park
Tuesday, August 1
Wednesday, August 2
Thursday, August 3
***Note: All sessions are in Central Standard Time (CST)***
3:30-4:00 Opening Ceremony: Grand Ballroom
4:15 - 5:15 pm Sessions
5:30 - 6:30 pm Sessions
6:30 - 9:30: Reception and BBQ at the Home of Alec Harris
238 Forest Ave Oak Park, IL (Directions in your registration packet)
7:00 - 8:30 am GIML Board Meeting: Barclay Room
7:30 - 8:45 am Breakfast Buffet (Provided)
8:45 - 9:45 am Sessions
BALLROOM: From Resting Tone to Chord Roots: Readiness for Improvisation (David Potter & Cynthia Taggart)
FOXBORO: From Womb to ?: MLT for all in the Piano World (Marilyn Lowe, Hannah Mayo, Janna Olson, Jenny Fisher) Virtual
COLUMBIAN: Promoting Audiation During Warmups (Andrew Trites) Virtual
10:00 - 11:00 am Keynote Address: Ballroom
11:00 am - 6:00 pm GIA Exhibit Hours: Plaza Foyer
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: Put the DUs in Your Shoes: Integrating Phyllis Weikart's Dance Vocabulary in an MLT Classroom (Andy Mullen)
FOXBORO: I Survived the Pandemic Because of MLT: Here are the Takeaways (James Jordan)
COLUMBIAN: A Guide for Getting Published: Lots of Audeas for Music Teachers (Christina Hornbach, Jill Reese, & Heather Shouldice) Virtual
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:15 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: In the Zoom where it Happens: Centering Student Voices in Virtual (and In-Person!) Spaces (Amy Sierzega)
FOXBORO: Examining Music Learning Theory in Your Classroom (Colleen Conway & Thomas Jeffers) Virtual
COLUMBIAN: Expanding the Influence of MLT Principles in Jazz Instrumental Pedagogy (James Kessler) Virtual
2:25 - 3:25 pm Sessions
3:35 - 4:20 pm Mini-Sessions
BALLROOM: LSA Clinic, Secondary Perspective (Andy Mullen)
FOXBORO: LSA Clinic, Elementary Perspective (Jennifer Bailey)
4:30 - 5:30 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: Assessing Skill and Knowledge in Beginning Instrumental Music Instruction (Richard Grunow)
FOXBORO: Teaching Harmonic Improvisation - Keys to Success! (Katie Pike)
COLUMBIAN: You Want Me to SING?: Exploring and Learning the Principles and Techniques Behind High-Quality and Confident Teacher Vocal Models in MLT Instruction (Sarah Houghton) Virtual
6:00 - 7:00 pm Cocktail/Mocktail Hour (cash bar)
7:00 pm Banquet: Grand Ballroom (Dinner provided)
7:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast Buffet (Provided)
8:30 am - 12:30 pm GIA Exhibit Hours: Plaza Foyer
8:45 - 9:45 am Sessions
BALLROOM: Building Bridges & Spiraling Instruction: Thoughts on the Skill Learning Sequence (Jennifer Bailey)
FOXBORO: Born of Necessity: Online Field Experiences in MLT-based Classrooms (Jenifer McDonel, Heather Kirby, Claire Thompson, Alison Moody, Nichole Wright, & Ayla Douglas)
COLUMBIAN: Reflections and Perspectives of an International Audiation Group, OVMM (One Vision Many Mirrors) 10th Anniversary (Joohee Rho, Beth Bolton, Kerry Renzoni, Michal Hefer, Paola Anselmi, Ricardo Dourado Freire) Virtual
10:00 - 11:00 am Research Keynote
11:15 - 12:15 ARIAs and Research Posters: Grand Ballroom
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: Moving Within & Across the Approaches (Butch Marshall)
FOXBORO: Software Tools For Learning Sequence Activities (Bruce Dalby) Virtual
COLUMBIAN: In Dialogue: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Music Learning Theory (Jason Vodicka) Virtual
12:00 - 1:15 pm Chapter Meetings with Boxed Lunches (provided)
1:15 - 2:15 pm Sessions
2:30 - 3:30 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: Strum and Drum: Tubanos, Ukulele, and MLT (Robin Giebelhausen)
FOXBORO: Harmony & Heart: Bringing MLT to Life in the Early Childhood Classroom (Heather Kirby, Jennifer McDonel, Gloria Julius, Lauren Starnes)
COLUMBIAN: Cultivating Preparatory Audiation Through the Use of Traditional Greek Songs and Chants (Christina Sotiriou & Retsioy Stella) Virtual
3:45 - 4:45 pm Sessions
BALLROOM: Sashay & Du-Te-De: Musicianship-Focused Folk Dance (Lynn Grossman, Christian Bigliani)
FOXBORO: Windows and Mirrors: A Multicultural Approach to Teaching Music in the Elementary Classroom (Rosalia Schultz)
COLUMBIAN: How, When, & Why: Tapping into Music Play 2 for Audiation-Based Music Engagement with Music Learners of All Ages (Alison Reynolds, Wendy Valerio, Cynthia Taggart, Karen Salvador) Virtual
5:00 - 5:45 pm Closing Ceremony: Grand Ballroom
We are thrilled to present two keynote addresses at this year’s GIML conference.
MUSIC MOVES THROUGH RESEARCH
University of Michigan
Colleen Conway is Professor of Music Education at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She holds bachelors and master’s degrees in horn performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and a doctorate in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her scholarly interests include instrumental music education, preservice music teacher education, qualitative research, professional development for the inservice music teacher, and the mentoring and induction of beginning music teachers. She has presented throughout the USA and in Brazil, Canada, China, Cyprus,
Macedonia, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden and has published over 100 articles on these topics in all of the major music education journals. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Music Teacher Education and Arts Education Policy Review, on the review board of the Journal of Research in Music Education and a senior editor for Oxford University Press. Book and edited book publications include: Great Beginning for Music Teachers: A Guide to Mentoring and Induction (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003); Handbook for the Beginning Music Teacher (GIA, 2006); Teaching Music in Higher Education (Oxford, 2009, 2019); Handbook for the Music Mentor (GIA, 2010); Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education (Ed.) (Oxford, 2014, 2020) and Musicianship-Focused Curriculum and Assessment (Ed.)(GIA, 2015, 2023 in press); The Oxford Handbook on Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States (Ed) (2019); and Teaching Private Lessons to K-12 Students (2019).
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are registering for the virtual conference, you are signing up for virtual access to one main room (the Ballroom) for live viewing via Zoom. This includes sessions that take place in that room as well as a select few key conference events, such as the keynote address. You will have access to the virtual chapter meetings that will take place via other Zoom links on Thursday, August 3rd. The rooms that will not be live-streamed may be recorded (with presenter permission) for asynchronous viewing in a virtual library that will be made available for a limited time after the close of the conference.
We are making careful scheduling considerations that allow virtual attendees to access as much as they can, while also providing a worthwhile and quality experience for those attending live on Zoom. Please note that this conference is not a hybrid conference and therefore may not include elements that were in place during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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.
Yes, you can change your attendance option anytime. Changes made before July 23rd can be done without penalty.
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.
Yes, free onsite parking is available for anyone reserving a room at the Carleton Hotel.
Yes! The biannual Tuesday evening BBQ WILL be held at the home of Alec Harris.