Department of Music

A Century of Composing in America: 1820-1920
New York, November 2004

Call for papers

Music in Gotham will hold a conference, "A Century of Composing in America:
1820-1920," on 17-19 November 2004. It begins on Wednesday evening, 17 November, with
a concert by the American Composers Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The program will be
of special interest to conference attendees. Paper presentations will be on 18-19
November in Baisley Powell Elebash Hall at the Graduate Center of the City University
of New York. The last event will be a concert of chamber music composed in the United
States, given in Elebash Hall on Friday evening..

John Graziano and Adrienne Fried Block, directors of Music in Gotham, request paper
proposals of 30 minutes each.  There will, however, be one session of shorter papers.  
Conference topics will be devoted to works written in the United States, whether by
native-born or resident immigrant composers.  Special emphasis will be on music
composed in or for New York City.  We welcome papers on all musical genres.  Also
welcome are short recitals with commentary in lieu of papers.

Three double-spaced copies of the proposal should be submitted by 1 March 2004.  
Length may be 500 words or less.  Indicate whether yours is a 30-minute or a shorter
paper.  Include your audio-visual requirements.

Please send papers either by mail to Music in Gotham, the Graduate Center, The City
University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016-4309, USA; or by email to

Music in Gotham is a constituent member of the Barry S. Brook Center for Research and
Documentation, Graduate Center, the City University of New York. It is funded by the
National Endowment for the Humanities, which has named it a "We the People" project.
Supplementary funding has come from the Baisley Powell Elebash Endowment.

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