Desert Skies 2021

2021 Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Learning and Teaching School of Music, Arizona State University 

February 18-20, 2021


The Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Learning and Teaching invites submissions for the sixteenth biennial meeting, to be held February 18-20, 2021, on the campus of Arizona State University. Research papers related to music teaching and learning in any context are invited from college and university faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, preK-­12 music educators, teaching artists, and community music educators. Submit an abstract of 700-­800 words (references not included in word count). Submit the abstract as an attachment here.

Include the author or first author’s last name in the filename  (i.e., Smith.DesertSkies.2021). 

● Deadline for submissions was September 18, 2020.

Deadline extended to September 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM PDT. 

● Abstracts will be blind reviewed by the symposium advisory board.

● Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 30, 2020.

● Questions regarding this call can be sent to

The Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education will publish a special issue of papers from the 2021 Desert Skies Symposium. Full papers to be considered for publication will be peer reviewed separately and should be submitted electronically to the journal ( following the symposium. The deadline for submitting for the special issue is April 15, 2021.