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GAMMA-UT Third Annual Conference
Austin, TX, March 2003

GAMMA-UT 3rd Annual Conference 
Call for Papers and Scores
The University of Texas at Austin
Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2003

GAMMA-UT, the Graduate Association of Music and Musicians at UT, announces its
third annual conference, to be held on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2003, at
the University of Texas at Austin.  Scholars from the areas of music theory,
composition, musicology, and ethnomusicology will meet to share their research,
and composers will be presenting their works in a concert to be held the evening
of Friday, March 28.

This year's keynote speaker is Daniel Chua from Kings College London.  Dr. Chua's
approach is characterized by his attempt to move music analysis beyond its
internal systems into social, political and philosophical issues.


GAMMA-UT is soliciting student papers in the areas of music theory, musicology,
and ethnomusicology. Papers may deal with any aspect of music research and
analysis, including music outside the canon (nonwestern music, popular music, film
music, etc.). Prospective presenters should complete and submit the proposal form
found on the GAMMA-UT website at by January 15,
2003.  The presentation will have to fit into a thirty-minute time slot;
therefore, papers should be about twenty minutes in length, allowing time for a
brief introduction and follow-up questions.  Applicants will be notified of the
program committee's decision via e-mail by February 1, 2003.


For the second year GAMMA-UT is announcing a Call for Scores in conjunction with
the conference. The concert will be emphasizing interdisciplinary creativity,
specifically between the jazz and classical idioms. The instrumentation has been
chosen to facilitate this.  A composer may submit works for any combination of
instruments, while the style of the work could be either jazz, classical, or
preferably a combination of the two (for example, a big band chart, a string
quartet or a chamber combination of the two would all be possible.) Works that
utilize improvisation will be strongly considered; jazz charts, however, would
need to have an appropriate amount of composition/arranging in them (more
specifically, lead sheets alone will not be considered).

This year the concert will be held on the Friday evening of the conference. The
call is for works up to 15 minutes long. The instrumentation composers will be
able to choose from is as follows:
 Conductor (if needed)
 5 Saxes (AATTB with doubles)
 4 Trombones (4th - bass)
 4 Trumpets
 2 Violins
 Bass (Acoustic or Electric)
 Drumset or Percussion

Due to the formation of the GAMMA-UT Ensemble, composers are requested not to
bring their own musicians. The GAMMA-UT Composition Committee will serve to select
the works and the Chair will serve to schedule rehearsals and conduct any larger
works if needed.

The deadline for the submission of scores will be January 15, 2003.  Scores may be
sent in several formats:  either in electronic format (pdf, finale, sibelius) by
emailing to or in hard copy to:

The University of Texas
Rob Deemer
GAMMA-UT Composition Chair
School of Music
1 University Station E3100
Austin, Texas 78712-0435

Recordings of works are greatly appreciated and may be sent in the following
formats: mp3 (sent electronically to, CD, cassette,
or DAT.  Applicants will be notified of the program committee's decision via
e-mail by February 1, 2003.

For more information about GAMMA-UT see our website:

Questions can be directed to the conference chair Gene K. Willet via email:

Gene K. Willet
Conference Chair, GAMMA-UT
Ph. D. Candidate, music theory
The University of Texas at Austin