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Schumann Perspectives: A View Across the Disciplines

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, September 29-30, 2006


"Schumann Perspectives:  A View Across the Disciplines," an international
symposium and music festival celebrating the wide-ranging artistic legacy
of Robert Schumann will take place on the campus of Texas Tech University
in Lubbock, Texas from September 29-30, 2006. The festival marks the 150th
anniversary of the death of this remarkable composer, writer, and cultural
icon.

Featured guest speakers and performers include:

*         Lawrence Kramer (Professor of Music, Fordham University),
co-editor of 19th-Century Music and author of seven books on the
interrelations of music, culture, and society.

*         Harald Krebs (Professor of Music, University of Victoria),
author of Fantasy Pieces:  Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert
Schumann, winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award.

*         Louis Nagel (Professor of Music, University of Michigan),
widely acclaimed pianist, chamber musician, and pedagogue.

*         Catherine Kautsky (Professor of Music, University of
Wisconsin-Madison), pianist/scholar, speaking about the interconnections
between E.T.A. Hoffmann's Kater Murr and Schumann's Kreisleriana.

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Texas Tech University invites
proposals for research papers on topics including Schumann and his
contemporaries; 19th-century repertoire, performance practice, and
aesthetics; and literary and philosophical issues in Romanticism.

Proposals from performers in collaboration with theorists, musicologists,
historians, and/or literary scholars for lecture-recitals on the works of
Schumann are also welcomed as are submissions of student performances of
the solo or chamber music of Schumann for inclusion in a masterclass
directed by Louis Nagel.  Submissions should include a copy of the
Proposal Cover Sheet, a written proposal of no more than 500 words, and
for performers, a CD or video recording of representative works featured
in your presentation.  Application forms and additional information can be
found on the conference website at
	http://fadp.vpa.ttu.edu/CGI/FADPframesrv.cgi?loc=schumann2006.shtml.

A quicklink to the website can be found at
http://www.ttu.edu/colleges/visualarts.php or on the School of Music
webpage at 
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/.

All proposals must be postmarked no later than February 15, 2006 for full
consideration.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Lora Deahl at
lora.deahl@ttu.edu.

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