To find out more about us, read our mission statement and take a look at our committee.
The LGBTQ+ Music Study Group stands in solidarity with George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and those protesting the many killed at the hands of white supremacy. We appeal to scholars to commit to dismantling systemic institutional and societal oppression and violence by working continuously to amplify the voices of, and contribute to the well-being of BAME scholars, students and musicians, as well as aspiring towards more just scholarship, campuses and, in general, a more just and equitable society. For more information and resources, see our resources page. Black Lives Matter.
The group was established in 2016 and receives support from professional bodies throughout the UK and Ireland: the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE), the Royal Musical Association (RMA), the Society for Music Analysis (SMA), and the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI).
Visit our sister organisations, the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender, the LGBTQ Study Group of the American Musicological Society, the Queer Resource Group of the Society for Music Theory, and the Royal Musical Association LGBTQI Study Group.
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Welcome to the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group website!
The group's mission is threefold: 1) to promote academic inquiry into issues of gender and sexuality in the study of music; 2) to create a safe space and support system for LGBTQ+ people within the scholarly community; and 3) to serve as a consulting body for wider issues of diversity and inclusion within music research, education and performance. Aspiring toward a queer politics informed by feminist and decolonizing efforts, our Study Group provides a space for cultivating and developing cutting edge academic, political and social work.
We have a podcast, organise symposia, publish a blog, and run a variety of other projects and partnerships. We welcome invitations to work together, suggestions to improve our resources page, and submissions for our blog and podcast.