2013 McGill Music Graduate Symposium

The Music Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University is pleased to announce a call for papers for our annual Graduate Music Symposium, which will take place March 15–17, 2013.

This year we are excited to welcome Brigid Cohen, Assistant Professor of Music at New York University as our keynote speaker. Professor Cohen’s research interests centre on twentieth-century musical avant-gardes, questions of migration and diaspora, theories of cosmopolitanism, and intersections of music, the visual arts, and literature. Her book Stefan Wolpe and the Avant-Garde Diaspora (Cambridge University Press, 2012) was published this fall.

We welcome abstracts (approximately 300 words) in any area of music research. Proposals are invited within—but not limited to—ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, music education, music technology, sound recording, music psychology, performance, and composition. Papers, lecture recitals, posters, and special sessions of 2–4 panelists are all encouraged. Please indicate in the body of your email which format(s) would suit your presentation. Special session proposals must include a separate 300-word abstract describing the session as a whole in addition to individual abstracts summarising the contribution of each panelist. Both abstracts and presentations may be in either English or French.

All submissions must be received by Friday January 11, 2013. Please send your abstracts—without any personal identification to allow for anonymous review—within an MS Word document (.doc, .docx, .rtf). Please also include your abstract within the body of your email along with your name, address, telephone number, and academic affiliation. For the subject heading, please write “Symposium Abstract Submission” and follow the following naming format when submitting word files: surname_abstract.docx.

Please direct your submissions and any questions to symposium@music.mcgill.ca.

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