Volume 1, Number 1 (Spring 2008)

Calls for Papers

2nd International Conference for PhD Music Students

Event Location: Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Event Date(s): February 11-13, 2009
Deadline for Proposals: June 30, 2008
Registration Deadline: October 30, 2008

Call for Papers

An opportunity for PhD music students to present and promote their research to the public.

The Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki welcomes proposals for papers on a broad range of topics relating to musicology, organology, acoustics, semiotics, composition, music informatics, music and medicine and psychology, and sound design. Individual presentations should be limited to 20 minutes in length, although special requests for longer presentations will be considered.

Proposal Instructions/Guidelines

Abstracts of papers (a maximum of 250 words) and a biography (no more than 150 words), together with a list of audio-visual equipment required, should be sent to Athanasia Kyriakidou (thania@mus.auth.gr) by June 30, 2008. Abstracts received after June 30, 2008 will not be considered.

The language of the abstracts and presentations will be English. Papers should be delivered in person at the conference by the named author.

Submissions will be considered by the Program Committee. Applicants whose submissions are accepted will be notified by September 30, 2008. Accepted abstracts will be placed on the conference website (http://PHDmusic09.web.auth.gr/frameset.html), where information about all aspects of the conference will be maintained.

Contact: Athanasia Kyriakidou (thania@mus.auth.gr)

Society for American Music 2009

Event Location: Denver, Colorado
Event Date(s): March 18-22, 2009
Deadline for Proposals: June 15, 2008

Call for Papers

The Society for American Music invites proposals for papers, panels of 2-3 papers, concerts, lecture-performances, and scholarly posters for its 35th Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, March 18-22, 2009, at the Marriott City Center Hotel. Concerts and other special events will be offered as part of the conference, including a Friday afternoon visit to the Denver March Pow-Wow. The online and postmark submission deadline for all proposals is June 15, 2008. More information may be found at http://www.american-music.org.

We welcome proposals involving all facets of musical life throughout the Americas, and American music and aspects of its cultures anywhere in the world. We especially welcome proposals addressing:

Proposal Instructions/Guidelines

Presenters are required to register for the entire conference. The committee encourages proposals from those who did not present at the 2008 San Antonio meeting, but all proposals will be judged primarily on merit. With the exception of Lecture-Performances, we prefer that all proposals be submitted via e-mail.

Proposers for all except Lecture-Recitals must specify whether the proposal is for 1) paper, 2) poster, or 3) either presentation format, the latter to be determined by the Program Committee as it builds sessions. Individual or joint papers should be no longer than twenty minutes. Lecture-Performances should be no longer than thirty minutes. For complete session proposals, the organizer should include an additional statement explaining the rationale for the session, in addition to proposals and abstracts for each paper.

Research Poster Sessions

The poster format provides an opportunity for SAM members to meet informally with authors and discuss research. Each author attends her/his respective 90-minute session, distributes abstracts, and answers questions. Supporting sound and/or video examples (on personal computers and utilizing battery, rather than A/C power) will be coordinated with other presenters once sessions have been formed by the Program Committee. Further poster guidelines may be found at http://www.american-music.org.

Include the following for all submissions:

  1. 250-word proposal
  2. 100-word abstract suitable for publication in the conference program booklet
  3. Panels must include proposals and abstracts for each paper
  4. audio and visual needs selected from the following list only: CD and audiocassette player, overhead projector, VHS/DVD player, LCD projector. Due to logistics and the high cost of renting this equipment, we cannot accommodate AV changes once a proposal is accepted.
  5. proposers name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address, and institutional affiliation or city of residence

For concerts and lecture-performances please include the above-mentioned materials, plus:

  1. seven copies of a recording (CD, cassette tape, DVD, or VHS)
  2. an addressed, stamped mailer if you would like the recordings returned
  3. a list of special needs (e.g., piano, music stand, space for dance demonstration, choral risers)

All materials must be electronically date-stamped (online submission) or postmarked (mail submission) by June 15, 2008. If online submission fails, submit to John Koegel by the same deadline: jkoegel@fullerton.edu. Postal submissions should be addressed to:

John Koegel
Chair, SAM 2009 Program Committee
Department of Music
California State University
Fullerton 800 North State College Blvd.
Fullerton, California