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Perspectives on Music in Canada

Calgary, January 2006

The University of Calgary is pleased to announce a symposium on the
topic "Perspectives on Music in Canada." The symposium will be held at
the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary from Wednesday evening,
January 25, 2006, to Friday, January 27, 2006. The symposium is being
held in conjunction with Happening, The University of Calgary New
Music Festival.

Montreal composer John Rea will be the featured composer at the
festival and will also speak at the symposium. A recipient of many
awards, Rea has also received many commissions and has composed a
large number of compositions in genres ranging from chamber music,
music theatre, electroacoustic music, to works for large ensembles. In
addition to his activities as a composer, Rea has lectured and
published articles on various aspects of twentieth-century music.

The conference will also present a keynote address by Carl Morey,
Former Dean of Music at the Faculty of Music, The University of
Toronto. Now a professor emeritus, Morey held the Jean A. Chalmers
Chair in Canadian Music at The University of Toronto from 1991 until
his retirement in 2000.  He has published in a variety of journals and
is the author of Music in Canada: A Research and Information Guide.
 In addition to his interest in the musical life of Canada, Dr. Morey
has written on opera and has edited the works of Glenn Gould.

Dr. Mary Ingraham of The University of Alberta will present a second
keynote address.  Dr. Ingraham is the Director of Liberal Studies in
the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta.  Ingraham's
research interests include 20th-century Canadian music, opera and
music drama, the confluence of musicology and gender studies,
psychoanalytic theory and literary criticism, and the business of

Proposals on any aspect of music in Canada -- including, but not
limited to, historiography, compositional techniques, analytical
studies, cultural identity, performer perspectives, fold and
indigenous studies, etc. -- are welcome and should be submitted
electronically by NOVEMBER 15, 2005.   Submission format:

1)    Proposals should be no longer than three pages (including
footnotes or endnotes); they should be double-spaced and use a
12-point font.  Proposals should be anonymous and articulate clearly
the paper's premise.

2)    Proposals should be submitted electronically as either a MS Word
or .pdf document email attachment to  Please put
"Symposium 2006" in the subject heading.  Confirmation of proposals
received will be made electronically upon their receipt.

3)    Include a cover letter listing the title of the paper, the
author's name, with rank and institutional affiliation (if
applicable), and the author's address, telephone number and email
address.  Please also list any technical requirements (stereo, piano,
computer, overhead projector, etc.) in the cover letter.

For more information on both the symposium and the New Music Festival,
please visit or contact Joelle Welling,
Assistant Professor of Music Theory, University of Calgary (by email
at or by phone at +1-(403)220-2456).

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