Our partners at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater, and Dance are delighted to welcome you to a “Diversity and Belonging: Unsung Keyboard Stories” conference in Ann Arbor, January 26–30, 2022. At long last, we have an opportunity to connect with new and known colleagues in person! Together, we will blaze new trails to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive keyboard world. Due to the changing situation with the COVID-19 virus and variants, note that proof of vaccination and/or a recent negative COVID-19 test might be required to attend in person, and masking is currently required at the University of Michigan for all in-person events. In an effort to expand the reach of our conference, we are offering both in-person and virtual participation. Online participants will have full access to the livestreamed conference program, a digital networking event, as well as links to a robust collection of pre-recorded content. (Although most of the scheduled program will be livestreamed, note that some performances or partial programs may not be livestreamed due to copyright restrictions.)
Registration for in-person conference participation includes admission to all concerts, lectures, masterclasses, coffee breaks, and round-trip transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit to attend SphinxConnect. Saturday lunch and dinner costs are separate. Payment for the conference will include a one-year membership with the Westfield Center (see exceptions to this policy below). Westfield membership includes a quarterly newsletter, Westfield’s annual peer-reviewed journal Keyboard Perspectives, discounted rates to conferences, and access to colleagues who share interests in historical keyboard scholarship, performance, and instrument building.
In the spirit of inclusion, we have added a pay-what-you-can option. If you would like to contribute to the conference in the form of a donation or support someone else’s registration fee, pay more; if the fee is prohibitive to you, pay less. If the suggested fees match your capability, choose this option. A significant portion of our conference budget is dependent on registration fees.
Conference registration is presently available solely online and via credit card payment.