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Lyrica Society/National Opera Association 2007 Convention

Roosevelt Hotel, Madison Avenue, New York City, 4-7 January 2007


The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is pleased to announce its
annual colloquia at the National Opera Association's 2007 Convention, to
be held in New York City, January 4-7, 2007, at the Roosevelt Hotel,
Madison Avenue at 45th Street.  Lyrica's sessions will be held on
Saturday, January 6th, from 9-11 a.m. and from 2-4 p.m.

To complement the National Opera Association's Legacy Project, which
honors African-American singers, Lyrica's sessions honor African-American
composers and composers of the African diaspora.

Our 2007 colloquia will endeavor to forge into relatively uncharted
musicological and ethnomusicological territory.  We seek to explore the
Francophone African-American repertoire, specifically, Louisiana, Haiti,
Guadeloupe, Martinique (et al), for our first session, and the repertoires
of Francophone Africa, specifically, French West Africa and French
Equatorial Africa, for the second.  Repertoire may include, in addition to
opera and operetta, other forms of stage works, ceremonial and religious
rites and rituals.

Interested musicologists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, cultural
historians and literary scholars should submit abstracts not exceeding 250
words, with updated biographical notices by November 15th to:
citing LYRICA/NOA in the subject line.

Papers read at Lyrica's conference sessions are automatically considered
for publication in the Society's peer-reviewed journal, "Ars Lyrica".  
Participating scholars are expected to be or to become bona fide members
of the Lyrica Society.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Paul-André Bempéchat, President
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