Due to the health implications and financial impact the COVID-19 virus has had on individuals and institutions, the steering committee has made the difficult decision to postpone the 32nd Colloquium of the MayDay Group. The joint conference with the 4th National Symposium on LGBTQ Studies and Music Education was scheduled to take place at the University of Oregon from June 30-July 2, 2020.
- RESCHEDULING: The planning committees for both conferences are working with the University of Oregon to reschedule the MDG32 Colloquium and QMUE4 Symposium, which will still be held in Eugene sometime during the summer of 2021. In addition, we are working on plans to host a virtual forum this summer. We will provide additional details on the 2020 Forum and the rescheduled 2021 Colloquium and Symposium as soon as possible.
- REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Individuals who already registered for the 2020 Colloquium will receive full registration refunds, upon request. Pre-registered individuals may also choose to reserve their spot for next summer’s event by “banking” their existing registration and effectively avoiding the possibility of any rate changes. We will contact paid registrants directly to confirm your plans.
- MODIFIED CALL FOR PROPOSALS: We anticipate that some presenters may have scholarly and professional deadlines that may require them to pull their planned presentations from the colloquium. If this is indeed the case, a modified Call for Proposals centered around the same theme will go out around September.
All of us at the MayDay Group wish you and your family good health and well-being. We acknowledge the impact COVID-19 has had on our profession and on the students participating in school music programs and we look forward to seeing you in person at next year’s events.