Call for Papers: Special Issue of Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education on Narrative Inquiry

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The narrative “moment” in music education scholarship came to realisation in February 2006 when the first Narrative Inquiry in Music Education conference was held at Arizona State University. Since then, NIME conference convenings and various publications and presentations grounded in narrative inquiry demonstrate that narrative scholarship has found a place in music education. In a […]

Announcement: Portuguese translation of Green (2003) published in InterMeio

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Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education is pleased to announce that an article originally published in ACT 2 (2), “Why Ideology is Still Relevant for Critical Thinking in Music Education,”  by Lucy Green, is now also available in Portuguese in the free access journal InterMeio 23 (45). The link to the Portuguese version of the […]

Weekly Discussion 1: Sirek (2018) “Until I Die, I will Sing My Calypso Song”

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Beginning this week, the MayDay Group will be facilitating weekly or biweekly discussions (#chatMDG) around articles published in ACT and TOPICS. For this first week, we encourage you to engage with Danielle Sirek’s recent publication. “Until I Die, I will Sing My Calypso Song”: Calypso, Soca, and Music Education Across a Generational Divide in Grenada, […]

Newsletter (September 7, 2018)

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In this newsletter this week, there are several reminders for conferences including Mountain Lake and the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, as well as calls for a conference on Music and the Internet and a special issue of JPME. There are also numerous position vacancies, including at Eastern Illinois University, San José State University, University of […]

Steering Committee Election Results

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We are pleased to announce the appointments of Julie Beauregard, Anita Prest, and Daniel Shevock to the Steering Committee. Congratulations! Brent Talbot has agreed to serve as the Steering Committee Convenor for the coming two years in addition to his Ex-Officio role as Colloquium Coordinator.   MDG Steering Committee Ex-officio members: Colloquium Coordinator – Brent Talbot […]

Discussion of the Month – September/16

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Welcome to the seventh installment of the Discussion of the Month feature on the MayDay Group website. For the next several months, this feature of the website will reprint the collection of short articles that first appeared 10 years ago in Ecclectica. The collection was edited by Wayne Bowman, and published online by Brandon University; this particular issue explored […]


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Open Mic / Discussion of the Month / eCOLUMNS Archive In addition to two journals (ACT and TOPICS), MDG offers additional content, including: Open Mic: A feature that opens the floor to member commentary. It’s the ideal spot for blog-post types of items that deserve greater exposure and open discussion. Discussions of the Month: These include articles and other […]