Welcome to Gender Research in Music Education (GRIME)!

GRIME is an international organization devoted to research in music education involving gender issues. In addition to this web site, GRIME communicates with members through the electronic mail list GRIME-L and the on-line journal GEMS (Gender, Education, Music Society). We meet as a professional organization at the Feminist Theory and Music Conferences biannually. Do take time to explore the site and contact individuals who are doing work that is of interest to you.


We are pleased to announce the calls for 1) Chair/s of GRIME (Gender Research in Music Education) International and 2) Journal Editor of GEMS (Gender, Education, Music, and Society).

For more information about GRIME International go tohttp://genderresearchinmusiceducation.org/ or contact the current GRIME Co-Chairs: Jennifer Blackwell and miroslav pavle manovski at chair@genderresearchinmusiceducation.org.

With our two-year term completed, both Jennifer and miroslav will be stepping down in June 2015. Our editor for GEMS, Colleen Pinar, will be stepping down in May 2015. Thank you, Colleen, for your service and positive efforts to revitalize GEMS: http://library.queensu.ca/ojs/index.php/gems/index

Founded in 1991 at the first Feminist Theory and Music’s inaugural conference, the 22nd anniversary of GRIME International will be marked at the FTM 13 conference this August 2015. FTM 13 will be held August 5-9 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We invite all interested parties to attend the biannual GRIME meeting (exact date and time forthcoming).

Nominations––including self-nominations––for GRIME International Chair/s will be accepted until MAY 1, 2015. Candidates for the GEMS Journal Editor will be accepted until APRIL 1, 2015. Please include a statement of interest and CV to the GRIME CO-CHAIRS: chair@genderresearchinmusiceducation.org
The mission of Gender Research In Music Education (GRIME) is to provide leadership, advocacy, professional contacts, and a strong research agenda for gender researchers in music education.
Gender, Education, Music and Society (GEMS) is a peer-reviewed, on-line journal that brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research at the myriad intersections between gender, education, music and society. Emphasis is on the ways in which music teaching and learning can be used to re-dress and eliminate inequalities brought about through ideologies of domination by creating an open-ness to musical experience that promotes access to all. (And, thus by extension, also the ways in which music teaching and learning have not been transformative in the past). Gender is approached, not as male or female, but as a continuum of possibilities implicated by sexualities and sustained by socially and historically constructed notions of masculinity and femininity that interact in complex, often competing and contradictory ways. Written with a wide variety of methodological (historical, ethnographic, philosophical, sociological) approaches and multi-disciplinary orientations, GEMS features articles, pedagogical spotlights and book reviews, as well as discussions and debates that explore and critique everyday life of actual, virtual, and historical music and education communities.

Jennifer Blackwell, MM, MME
miroslav pavle manovski, PhD