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Other Realms: Spirituality, Mysticism, and Religion in Contemporary Music
Terre Haute, IN, October 2003

* Call for Papers *

37th Contemporary Music Festival

"Other Realms"
Topics relating to spirituality, mysticism, or religion in contemporary music

The ISU Department of Music invites the submission of abstracts for the 37th
annual Contemporary Music Festival, to be held October 29-31, 2003.  Principal
guests of the festival include noted composer Stephen Paulus, contemporary music
ensemble eighth blackbird, and The Louisville Orchestra.

Presentations in a variety of formats are sought in order to engage an audience of
invited guests, music students, music faculty, and the general public on the
subject of spirituality, mysticism, or religion in contemporary music.

All presentations should be limited to 20 minutes. Abstracts should be written so
that they can be printed or typed on one page. If sending by regular mail or fax,
please send two copies; at the bottom of the first should appear the author's
name, audio-visual equipment requirements for the presentation, institutional
affiliation, and full return address including email and fax number. The second
copy should be anonymous. If submitting by email, please send as an attachment.

For presentations involving more than one person, the organizer should provide an
abstract long enough to summarize the basic theme and ideas of the entire
presentation and the contributions expected from each of the participants.

Selections will be made on the basis of the anonymous abstracts.


All abstracts are due by April 30, 2003 and should be sent to:

37th Contemporary Music Festival
Call for Papers
Department of Music
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
+1-(812) 237-3009 fax

Questions can be emailed to


Over the last thirty-six years, the festival has featured numerous nationally and
internationally known performers, conductors, and composers.  Fifteen composers
now have received the Pulitzer Prize and five the Grawemeyer Award. An annual
competition for orchestral compositions, part of the festival since its inception,
has provided many young composers with the invaluable experience of hearing their
works rehearsed and performed by a professional orchestra.

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Dr. Todd E. Sullivan, Chairperson
Department of Music
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA
+1-(812) 237-2771
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