Music & Disability Study Group session AMS-SMT 2023
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Goal (What are we doing?)
As we have explored in recent Music & Disability conference sessions, many scholars with disabilities have been excluded from musicology as a discipline. Many disabled musicians are also missing from our research and teaching. However, these “outsiders” have the “inside” perspective on disabled music! What have we lost by pushing disabled musicians and scholars out? What could we gain if we chose to not only include them, but amplify their voices?
We’re going to find out this year.
The Music and Disability Study Group seeks proposals for presentations at our annual session of the upcoming AMS/SMT national meeting(November 9-12, 2023) – either in person in Denver, Colorado or virtually. The topic we’d like our participants to explore is “What does it mean to be disabled in music scholarship?” – or, if you prefer academic jargon, “How does identity contribute to how we approach our positionality in musicology?”
Musicology is a long way from being ready for plain language. This call is not in plain language, even though we are tryingto make it as accessible as possible. However, we are eager to move in that direction. Can you join us in that goal?