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Annual Meeting, Texas Society for Music Theory

Denton, TX, February 2006

The Texas Society for Music Theory invites participation in the 2006
meeting to be held at The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.  
The full text of the call for participation is included below. This
and additional conference information (as it becomes available) will
also be accessible via the TSMT web site:

Philip Baczewski  (baczewski@unt.eduTexas Society For Music Theory
28th Annual Meeting
February 24 - 25, 2006 - University of North Texas

Keynote speaker - Charles Burkhart

The Texas Society for Music Theory will hold its 28th annual meeting
this spring at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Frank
Heidlberger, Stephen Slottow, and Philip Baczewski will coordinate
local arrangements. Our keynote address will be given by Charles
Burkhart, professor emeritus at the City University of New York. Dr.
Burkhart is an internationally recognized scholar in Schenkerian
analysis and author of the widely used Anthology for Musical Analysis
as well as articles and reviews in Perspectives of New Music, Journal
of Music Theory, The Music Forum, and other journals.

The Society invites the submission of proposals for scholarly papers,
poster sessions, and panel discussions on any aspect of music theory,
and music of any style, period, or region. Topics may include, but are
not limited to: pedagogy, technology, analysis, history of theory, and
the relationship between theory and performance.

This year, the society especially welcomes proposals for (1) scholarly
papers on the life and work of Robert Ottman, and (2) studies
exploring methodological issues or analytical applications of
Schenkerian theory. Special sessions on any topic also may be
proposed. Presentations within special sessions may be in the form of
demonstration, panel discussion, lecture-recital, or traditional

Please submit FIVE COPIES of a detailed proposal of 3 to 5
double-spaced typed pages. A selection committee will review the
proposals. As individual proposals will be reviewed anonymously, do
not include your name on these proposals. Panel discussion proposals,
however, must include the names of all participants.

Your submission must be accompanied by a separate cover letter
including title of the presentation, your name(s), telephone number,
e-mail address, technological or equipment requirements, and an
indication, if applicable, of student status. In addition you must
include, on a separate sheet, a one-page abstract for inclusion in the
conference program. Only complete submissions will be considered.

These materials must be mailed (POSTMARK DEADLINE) by December 1,
2006. Please send them to:

Timothy R. McKinney
School of Music
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, TX 76798-7408

Questions may be directed to Timothy McKinney (

Each submitter will be notified of the selection committee's decision
by mid-January. Student presenters wishing to be considered for the
TSMT Colvin Award must send two copies of the complete paper to above
address postmarked on, or before, February 1, 2006. To be considered,
please indicate student status in the cover letter. The program will
be announced in mid-January along with full registration and travel
information. Abstracts of those papers chosen for presentation will be
published on the TSMT website (

TSMT Executive Board

Timothy McKinney (Baylor University), President
Ed Pearsall (University of Texas, Austin), President-Elect
Philip Baczewski (University of North Texas), Secretary
Jana Millar (Baylor University), Treasurer
Andrew Anderson (Baylor University)
Doug Rust (Centenary College)
Matthew Santa (Texas Tech University)
Graham Hunt (University of Texas at Arlington)

Program Committee

Michael Berry (Texas Tech University) 
David Castro (University of Texas at Arlington)
Tim Cutler (Austin College) 
Cynthia Gonzales (Texas State University, San Marcos)

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