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Improvisation and the Guitar
Guelph, March 2004


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS AND PAPERS

SYMPOSIUM ON IMPROVISATION AND THE GUITAR
MARCH 5-7,  2004
SCHOOL OF FINE ART AND MUSIC
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH


From March 5-7, 2004, the School of Fine Art and Music at the University
of Guelph will host a symposium on the guitar and improvised music. We
seek to bring together performers and researchers to share ideas on the
aesthetic, cultural, theoretical, pedagogical and technical aspects of the
relationship between guitar performance practices and improvisation.  
Although all topics will be considered, the programme committee especially
encourages submissions in these categories:

Musicological case studies of contemporary or historical guitar practices.
Discussions on guitar improvisation from an interdisciplinary perspective.

GENERAL GUIDELINES.  Individual or joint papers should be no longer than
twenty minutes. Presenters are required to register for the entire
symposium. Submissions must include an abridged C.V., two copies of the
proposal (500 words maximum), and an abstract (150 words maximum) suitable
for publication in the symposium programme. One copy of the proposal
should include names(s), address(es), phone number(s), email address(es),
and a list of audio-visual requirements.  The arrangements committee
expects to provide CD, audiocassette players, overhead projectors, and
videotape playback and slide projectors. Submitters are warned that last
minute requests cannot be accommodated.

All material must be postmarked on or before Monday, September 08, 2003
and should be sent to:

Dr. Howard Spring  and/or  Matthew Vander Woude
c/o Yvonne Angus, Administrative Secretary
School of Fine Art and Music
210 MacKinnon
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada
N1G 2W1

Submissions may also be sent as email attachments to:

hspring@uoguelph.ca  or  matthewv@uoguelph.ca