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American Musicological Society, South-Central Chapter
Atlanta, April 2001

Call for Papers

The annual meeting of the South-Central Chapter of the American Musicological
Society will be held on the campus of Clayton College & State University, just
south of Atlanta, on Friday and Saturday, 6-7 April 2001. AMS-South Central will
be meeting jointly with the Georgia Association of Music Theorists.

Keynote speaker for the Spring meeting will be J. Peter Burkholder, Professor of
Musicology at Indiana University. Professor Burkholder is the author of _Charles
Ives: The Ideas Behind the Music_ and _All Made of Tunes: Charles Ives and the
Uses of Musical Borrowing_, editor of _Charles Ives and His World_, and co-editor
of _Charles Ives and the Classical Tradition_. His writing has also appeared in
JAMS, 19th-Century Music, Music Theory Spectrum, MQ, Notes and other journals; Dr.
Burkholder's work in twentieth-century music is distinguished by its analytical
rigor as well as its historical insights. The recipient of numerous fellowships
and awards, he is currently serving as President of the Charles Ives Society and
Board member for Musicology, College Music Society.

The Program Committee invites all scholars and scholar-performers to submit
presentation proposals, including those with a performance component. Abstracts
should not be longer than 250 words, and should be double-spaced using a font no
smaller than 12 cpi on standard 8.5- by 11-inch paper. Submissions may be sent by
mail or fax to the Program Chair:

Seow-Chin Ong
School of Music
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292, USA
fax: +1-502-852-0520

If submitting by mail, send four copies postmarked no later than 15 January 2001.
If by fax, send one copy no later than 17 January 2001.  No e-mail submissions,
please. For presentations that will include performance (other than brief musical
examples), enclose four copies of a cassette recording with the abstract.
Presentations should not exceed 25 minutes.

Abstracts should be concise but thorough, and should indicate clearly the scope of
research, methods, and conclusions. They should also appear in a format suitable
for direct publication in the abstract booklet. Include title, centered at the top
of the page and, at the bottom right, author's name, institutional affiliation or
place of residence. A letter from an adviser or other faculty member verifying
student status should accompany each abstract submitted by a student.  Students
whose abstracts are selected by the Program committee will be eligible to compete
in the Rey M. Longyear Student Paper Competition. This $100 award, given in memory
of Professor Longyear, will be awarded at the chapter meeting.

The Spring newsletter will offer a preliminary schedule of the meeting along with
directions to the Clayton State campus. For those who wish to venture into Atlanta
before or after the meeting, the Atlanta Symphony presents a program of Haydn,
Elgar, and Richard Strauss (the Four Interludes from _Intermezzo_) with cellist
Han-Na Chang and conductor Jeffrey Tate at the Woodruff Arts Center, less than 30
minutes away, on 5, 6, and 7 April. Also at the Woodruff, the Alliance Theater
will present Rebecca Gilman's _Spinning Into Butter_, a play about racial conflict
at a small college in Vermont.  You may order tickets online at or, or you may call the Woodruff
box office at +1-(404) 733-5000.

Please direct questions or comments concerning abstracts or program development to
Prof. Ong ( and those concerning local arrangements
to Dr. John Schuster-Craig, chapter president
(; +1-(770) 961-3443).

A block of forty rooms will be held at the Drury Inn and Suites Atlanta South
until 12 March, at a rate of $59.99 plus tax. The Drury is at 6520 South Lee
Street, directly off of I-75, and less than two miles from the meeting site. For
reservations, phone +1-(770) 960-0500.