New Issue of ACT (June 30, 2021)

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A new issue of Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 20 (2), is now available online at http://act.maydaygroup.org/current-issue/. This issue offers an interesting and provocative range of perspectives related to concepts of democracy in music education. The articles, each in their own way, challenge commonplace notions about democratic education. Lauri Väkevä interrogates democracy within Finnish extra-curricular music […]

MayDay Group Action Ideals Revision (2021)

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Dear MDG friends,   The MayDay Group has drafted revised Action Ideals, which we are sending to our membership in order to facilitate an informed discussion and voting process during the upcoming MDG Colloquium 32 June 29th-July 1st.   The Action Ideals are an articulation of MayDay Group’s aims, beliefs, and overall vision for music education. We […]

Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Antiracism

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Statement of Solidarity and Commitment to Antiracism The Steering Committee of the MayDay Group denounces violence against Black individuals and communities and stands with those who seek justice through political action across the globe. Within this moment of global uprising against white supremacy and police brutality, we affirm that Black Lives Matter. Black communities have long struggled against […]

Newsletter (March 16, 2020)

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In this edition of the newsletter, please find COVID-19 announcements for MayDay Group (MDG) Colloquium 32 (monitoring), International Society for Music Education (ISME) (monitoring) and Eudaimonia and Music Learning (online), as well as the World Music Pedagogy Course. The MayDay Group is delighted to share a book announcement for The Road Goes Ever On: Estelle Jorgensen’s Legacy in Music Education, edited by Randall Everett […]

MDG Discussion for Shevock’s (2019) “Waste in Popular Music Education: Rock’s Problematic Metaphor and Instrument-Making for Eco-Literacy.”

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Join us on the MDG Facebook group or our Twitter feed to engage in a discussion around Dan Shevock’s newest TOPICS publications. Dan has generously generated discussion questions to encourage conversation. Waste in Popular Music Education: Rock’s Problematic Metaphor and Instrument-Making for Eco-Literacy Daniel J. Shevock Penn State Altoona & State College Friends School, PA, […]

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, […]