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Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic, Fifth Annual Meeting

Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Friday-Saturday 23-24 March 2007


The Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic will hold its Fifth Annual
Meeting hosted by the Catholic University of America on Friday, March 23,
beginning at 1:00 PM and concluding Saturday afternoon, March 24th.  All
are invited to attend and submit paper proposals which must be postmarked
by Friday, December 1st, 2006 (guidelines below).

CALL FOR PAPERS * MTSMA * 23-24 March 2007
Deadline:  1 December 2006

The Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic invites paper and panel
discussion proposals on any aspect of music theory.  MTSMA especially
welcomes presentations that include simulated teaching, analysis
presentations for use in undergraduate or graduate teaching, and those
that include high school teachers of music theory.

All presentations are limited to thirty (30) minutes: twenty (20) minutes
for the paper and ten (10) minutes for discussion.  Panel discussions
should comprise three to four participants, each member giving formal
remarks of no more than five minutes, thus allowing for discussion between
the panelists and audience.

Please include the following in the your submission: 

1.  Seven copies of your proposal.  Proposals are limited to 500 words and
no more than two pages in total.  It must be double spaced, use a 10- to
12-point font, and stapled (no paper clips, please).  Since all
submissions will be read blind, neither the author nor the author's
institution is to be identified.  E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

2.  A cover letter that includes the author's name, institutional
affiliation or city of residence, phone number(s), e-mail address, full
return address and equipment/arrangements needed.  If applicable, indicate
if you would like to be considered for Dorothy Payne Best Student Paper
Award.  In the case of panel discussion, contact information for only one
person is needed, but do include the names of all panelists, institutional
affiliation or city of residence.

3.  One copy of a 200-250 word abstract suitable for inclusion in the
MTSMA web site and in the abstract booklet to be distributed at the
meeting.  Include your name and intuition or city along with the abstract.  
If your proposal is selected, you will be required to submit an electronic
version as an attachment in MS Word format.  Subsequent to presentation
and at the discretion of the author, the text of the entire paper will be
made available on the web site as well in .pdf format.

4.  A self-addressed stamped postcard to notify you that your proposal was
received.

5.  Student presenters wishing to be considered for the Dorothy Payne Best
Student Paper Award must send one copy of the complete paper, a 200-250
word abstract, cover letter and self-addressed stamped postcard, to the
address given below, postmarked by 3 December 2004. Send the above
material to:

Professor Michael Klein, Program Chair
Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic
Esther Boyer College of Music 
2201 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA   19122-6079, USA

Proposals must be postmarked no later than 1 December 2006.  Proposals
that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.  It is
anticipated that the committee's work will be completed by the beginning
of February, at which time all submitters will be notified.
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