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Toronto 2000: AMS Annual Conference Toronto, November 2000


Toronto 2000: Musical Intersections
Open Call for Proposals for Joint Sessions


The American Musicological Society will hold its annual meeting 1-5
November 2000 in Toronto, Canada, together with fourteen sister societies
engaged in musical research and the teaching of music in U.S. and Canadian
colleges and universities. Entitled Toronto 2000: Musical Intersections,
the conference will bring together the American Musical Instrument
Society; the American Musicological Society; the Association for
Technology in Music Instruction; the Canadian Association of Music
Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres; the Canadian Society for
Traditional Music; The College Music Society; the Canadian University
Music Society; The Historic Brass Society; the Canadian and U.S. chapters
of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music; the
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relationships; the Society for
Ethnomusicology; the Society for Music Perception and Cognition; the
Society for Music Theory; and The Sonneck Society for American Music. 

The Steering Committee for this joint meeting invites proposals from
members of the participating societies for sessions that focus on
interdisciplinary topics in the scholarly study, teaching, or creation of
music (including performance), in an effective session format involving
members from two or more of these societies. A proposal for a joint
session may be coordinated with a separate evening concert. Presentations
in these sessions may be given in English, French, or Spanish. 

Proposals for joint sessions must describe the topic and state the purpose
of the session in fewer than 1000 words, give contact information for the
session coordinator (valid for all of 1999), and provide a one-page resume
for each committed participant. The Steering Committee encourages
proposals that include participants from many disciplines.  It is
expected, however, that scholars in the field of music be members in good
standing of at least one of the participating societies; membership should
be indicated on the resume. All participants must register for the
conference. The usual AMS prohibition against successive-year
presentations will be waived for Toronto joint sessions only. 

Six copies of each proposal should be sent no later than 1 June 1999 to
Dr. Leslie Hall, Department of Philosophy and Music, Ryerson Polytechnic
University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 2K3, Canada. Proposals may
also be sent before 1 June 1999 by electronic mail to Dr. Hall at
<lrhall@acs.ryerson.ca>.  Fax transmissions will not be accepted.  Joint
sessions for the Toronto 2000 meeting will be selected by the
fifteen-member Steering Committee by 1 December 1999, before the AMS
deadline for regular proposals for the meeting.  Individuals participating
in these special joint sessions may also appear on any one other session
on the formal Toronto program, except that those who have given papers at
the 1999 Kansas City meeting may not appear on regular AMS sessions in
Toronto.