Department of Music

American Perspectives on Penderecki
Houston, October 2004

American Perspectives on Penderecki
Houston, 22-23 October 2004

An Invitation for Papers

Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the most respected and often-performed composers of our
time, recently celebrated his 70th birthday.  There has not been a symposium in the
United States which has been devoted to a study of his works, though there have been
many such symposia in Europe, especially during the last two decades.  In order to
fill in this gap in American studies of current music, a conference, American
Perspectives on Penderecki, will be offered in Houston, Texas on 22-23 October 2004.  
The site for the conference will be Mabee Theater on the Houston Baptist University
campus in Southwest Houston.  Coordinators of the conference are:
	Dr. Ray Robinson, Distinguished Professor, Palm Beach Atlantic University
	Dr. Ann Gebuhr, Professor of Theory and Composition, Houston Baptist 
		University
	Dr. Robert Hatten, Professor of Theory, Indiana University
	Dr. Cindy Bylander, Musicologist, San Antonio, Texas

Papers on any aspect of Penderecki's music are invited for consideration for
presentation at the conference.  The papers should be no more than 30 minutes in
length including audio or video examples (10-12 pages of text without examples, 12
pt. font, double spaced).  Full capabilities for multimedia presentations are
available (Powerpoint, video, stereo audio, slides, overhead projector, piano).

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract in Microsoft Word format by email to Dr. Ray
Robinson at the following address:
	ROBINSRE@pba.edu
Include a short (75-100 word) biography with the abstract.  The deadline is 1 July
2004.  Papers for presentation will be announced by 15 August 2004.  

There is no registration fee for the conference.  Participants are eligible for
special room rates at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the campus (registration
information will be emailed to participants), and the two meals during the conference
are hosted by the University at no charge to the persons presenting papers.  
Transportation to and from the Embassy Suites Hotel will be arranged through the
School of Music, as will transportation to and from either Houston airport.

Dr. Ann K. Gebuhr
Professor of Theory and Composition
Associate Dean, Arts and Humanities
Director, School of Music
+1-281.649.3339 Office
+1-281.649.3313 Fax

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