The Conversation on Music Education is an ongoing dialogue among researchers, practitioners, and students of music education. Building upon the legacy of the 1967 Tanglewood Symposium, we critically examine new possibilities for musicking and music education. We bring together Boston University students, alumni, and faculty, as well as individual and institutional collaborators for a deeper understanding of the role we play in supporting musical growth and change.

Since 2017—fifty years after the 1967 Tanglewood Symposium—Boston University has hosted an annual conference on music education convened by faculty members in the College of Fine Arts. The conference highlights current research on progressive and vital issues in music education. Use the links in the navigation bar for details on previous and upcoming conferences.

There will not be a conference in 2020. Information regarding the 2021 Conversation on Music Education will be posted as it becomes available.  

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