Please make plans to attend the 2023 Normal Symposium on the History of Music Education. The symposium will be hosted by the NAfME History SRIG and will be held Wednesday, May 31 - Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Illinois St. University in Normal, IL. This will be an in-person symposium.
More detailed information is found below. If you have any questions, please email Casey Gerber, 2023 Symposium Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there.
Normal Symposium on the History of Music Education
Illinois St. University
Wed. May 31 – Sat. June 3, 2023
This Symposium will include paper presentations, panel presentations, and musical performances. Organizers welcome submissions on any topic related to the history of music education. The symposium offers a friendly and encouraging environment for experienced scholars, graduate students, and emerging researchers alike.
Registration and Call for Papers:
Registration information and the call for papers, presentations, and performances will be sent out later in the fall.
There will not be an official conference hotel for the Normal Symposium. Instead, attendees will be able to find accommodations that best fit their needs. There are two hotels close to the Illinois St. campus (Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Hyatt Place Bloomington/Normal). There are several other hotels a short drive from the campus. Some of these include Courtyard by Marriott, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Candlewood Suites, Chateau Hotel, and Hampton Inn.
Parking will be available on campus for those who need it. Attendees may choose to pay by the hour or purchase a visitor permit for the duration of their stay. More information on parking can be found at Illinois St. Visitor Parking.
Airports and Transportation to/from campus:
Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal offers service from Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Frontier Airlines. Rental car options at the airport include Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. There are also public transportation options available via the Connect-Transit bus service to any location in the city. More information on transportation can be found at Airport Transportation. Additionally, both Chicago airports are a two-hour car ride from the Illinois St. campus.