2022 Vienna/Hybrid

















Our most recent event was a symposium in Vienna, at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, 22-24 April 2022. This was a hybrid event to enable both in-person and online participation.

See the programme and call for participation below for more information, along with some links to useful information for participants.

Information for Participants

Symposium Venue:

mdw - Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien


All sessions will take place in the Fanny Hensel-Saal apart from the Saturday evening concert which will take place in the Joseph Haydn-Saal.


Thursday, 7.00 pm
Villa Vida
Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Vienna

Friday, 6.15 pm
HAN am Stadtpark 비엔나 한식당
Am Heumarkt 9, 1030 Wien

Saturday, 6:15 pm 
Ungargasse 5, 1030 Wien


mdw Location and Maps:



mdw Corona Regulations:

As of 11 April, the 2.5G regulation in the mdw buildings will be lifted.
The current FFP2 masks mandatory in the generally accessible areas of the mdw buildings remains in place. The obligation to wear an FFP2 mask also continues to apply in all other indoor rooms, if there is more than one person present, at service desks and during lessons, if the teaching situation or the playing of the instrument permits the wearing of a mask.


Austrian Entry Regulations:



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Queer, Care, Futures

4th Symposium of the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group

22nd – 24th April 2022
mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Hybrid Event

Call for Papers, Panels and Performances

Following a pause in our in-person events, the LGBTQ+ Music Study Group is excited to announce its 4th symposium, to be held (as a hybrid event) from 22nd to 24th April at mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. This event will be a chance for us to take stock of the drastic changes in the world since our last symposium. We may also want to use this opportunity to cautiously imagine new futures, while addressing the rise in transphobia, biphobia and homophobia. At the very least, we hope that this event can enable new forms of reciprocity and solidarity, performing radical care for our communities as we adapt to the COVID-19 crisis. We hereby invite proposals for individual 20-minute presentations, lecture-recitals, shorter provocations, organised 60-minute panels and roundtable discussions, which investigate any aspect of LGBTQ+ music and music studies, including ethnomusicology, historical musicology, popular music studies, music sociology, performance studies, theory and analysis, music pedagogy etc.. Perhaps you would like to attend to the themes below:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on queer music making and queer theory

  • Queer mentoring in music

  • Decolonising research methodologies

  • Community engagement and applied research

  • Queer pedagogies

  • Care work and exhaustion in academia

  • Mental health in the music industries and academia

  • Music and HIV/AIDS

  • New intersections of power and discrimination in the COVID-19 era