The Florence J. Gillmor School of Music at Westminster University is pleased to invite submissions for the 2nd annual Music Technology Pedagogy Summit on March 3, 2023, at the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

The theme of this summit is “No Looking Back.” Before the pandemic, the music industry from top to bottom was at an inflection point, necessitating change in both music education and music technology education. The numerous challenges presented by the pandemic from content creation to education program delivery in many ways accelerated these changes and we welcome presentations that attempt to reconcile and understand the numerous positive and negative shifts occurring broadly within music because of the ever changing landscape. We are also interested in presentations that focus on issues specific to teaching, program design, curriculum design, and other topics related to music technology pedagogy.

Attendees will explore, examine, and discuss challenges and opportunities in music technology pedagogy in all levels of education: primary, secondary, undergraduate, and post-graduate. The day-long summit will feature participant presentations, invited presenters, a panel, and a keynote address by Dr. Eric Honour, Professor of Music Technology and Composition at the University of Central Missouri, where he has spent more than 2 decades developing and implementing a now robust world-class music technology program.

Music technology, by its nature, is in a constant state of flux. With this in mind, it’s important for educators working in music technology to attend a summit of this nature, since there is often not enough time to explore these topics in depth at most music technology. Once participant presentations have been selected, there will be a general call to attend the summit.

Submit Your Proposal

Email your proposal and a bio of less than 200 words to Devin Maxwell, Director of Composition and Music Technology, Westminster University (

Submission deadline: Nov. 18, 2022, 11:59 p.m. PDT. Notification by Dec. 7, 2022.

Presentation Guidelines

  • We will accept between 10-12 participant presentations.
  • Each presentation should be no more than 20 minutes long.
  • Topics can include any subject related to music technology pedagogy under the following definition of pedagogy: art, science, or profession of teaching. This can broadly extend to program and curricular design.
  • The $40 registration fee will be waived for presenters.

Preliminary Schedule

  • 8–9:00 a.m. Registration
  • 9–10:45 a.m. Attendee Presentations #1
  • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Invited Speakers #1
  • 12–1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1–1:30 p.m. Panel “No Looking Back”
  • 1:45–3:15 p.m. Attendee Presentations #2
  • 3:30–4: 30 p.m. Invited Speakers #2
  • 5–6:00 p.m. Keynote by Dr. Eric Honour

Dr. Eric Honour

Dr. Eric Honour
School Chair, UCM School of Visual and Performing Arts
Professor of Music Technology and Composition

Devoted to exploring and furthering the intersections of music and technology, Eric Honour’s work as a composer and saxophonist has been featured in numerous international conferences and festivals like ICMC, SEAMUS, MUSLAB, Sonorities, EMM, NYCEMF, and others. A member of the Athens Saxophone Quartet, he performs regularly in Europe and the United States, and has presented lectures and masterclasses at many leading institutions.

Honour’s music has been described as “fast, frenetic, and fiendishly difficult” and performed around the world by such notable artists as Quintet Attacca, Shanna Pranaitis, Stephan Vermeersch, Elisabeth Stimpert, the Thelema Trio, and Quartetto Musicattuale. His work as a composer has been recognized in many competitions, published by Roncorp, and recorded on the Capstone, Ravello, and Innova labels. Professor of music, Chair of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and director of the Center for Music Technology at the University of Central Missouri, his work as an audio engineer and producer appears on the Innova, Centaur, Ravello, Irritable Hedgehog, Weighter, Orpheus Classical Music, Everview, North Star Appli, and E.M.E. Action labels, as well as on numerous independent releases. Honour founded the Music Technology program at University of Central Missouri, which has grown over its 22-year history to deliver a comprehensive education in all things merging sound and technology, offering both Bachelor's and Master's degree programs.