Conferences and Symposia

The College of The Arts hosts a variety of conferences and symposia associated with our student and faculty research. Our focus is on interdisciplinary research and emphasizes expansion and incorporation of the arts into the larger research fields. A few of our interdisciplinary research focuses include art and health, music and education, dance and disability and so much more.


USF Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA) Southeast Regional Conference

June 1 – 3, 2018 - The third USF-PAMA Conference, themed "Lifecycle of the Performing Artist," is focused on research and education of healthy practice and longevity of performing artists' lifecycle. Its scope extends to intersecting arts, medicine, ethics, and medical humanities. The University of South Florida hosts the USF-PAMA southeast regional conference in collaboration with the USF College of The Arts, USF College of Public Health and USF Student Health Services. The conference is designed for healthcare professionals, performing artists, and educators, health science educators and medical humanities specialists who are interested in the intersection between the arts and health sciences.


USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery Piano Pedagogy Symposium

June 3 – 5, 2018 - Themed "Longevity Through Awareness of Touch and Tone," the third USF-PAMA-The Music Gallery Piano Pedagogy Symposium focuses on the awareness of the body, touch and tone, coordinated techniques, mind-body connection, and longevity in learning, teaching, and playing the piano. The Symposium presents masterclasses, chamber music coaching, jazz piano, flow in music making, and musician-tailored yoga. The Symposium is open to college piano faculty, college pianists, private piano teachers, and advanced pre-college piano students.


International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference 2019

2019 IDRS Tampa, FL

July 14 – 18, 2019 - The University of South Florida's School of Music, and co-hosts Amy Collins, oboe; and John Kehayes, bassoon; are pleased to announce the hosting of The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) 2019 Conference on the Tampa campus. This conference welcomes double reed players and enthusiasts from all over the world and includes world-class artists, and a comprehensive display of exhibits of instruments and double reed merchandise from around the world.