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Performance Practice: Issues and Approaches

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, 4-6 March 2007


Call for Papers and Performances 

The Department of Music of Rhodes College invites proposals for papers and
performances for a conference on "Performance Practice:  Issues and
Approaches," to be held 4-6 March 2007.  The conference will feature
scholarly papers and roundtables on issues related to performance practice
as well as performances and lecture recitals illustrating approaches to
historically informed performance.  Proposals on a wide range of topics
are encouraged, including, but not limited to, issues relating to specific
composers, geographic areas, and periods of music history from the Middle
Ages to the twentieth century, performance practice of repertoires outside
the traditional canon of Western music, and the impact of technology on
performance practice.  It is expected that papers selected for the
conference will be published.

A highlight of the conference will be the keynote address by Christopher
Hogwood, one of the leading figures in historically informed performance.  
This address will constitute the Rhodes College 2007 Springfield Lecture
in Music.  A performance of Mendelssohn's St. Paul by the Rhodes Singers,
Rhodes MasterSingers, soloists, and members of the Memphis Symphony
Orchestra will also be featured as part of the conference.

Abstracts of papers appropriate for the conference should be sent by mail
or (preferably) e-mail to:

Dr. Tim Watkins (watkinst@rhodes.edu)
Department of Music
Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
USA

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and should indicate clearly
the scope of research, methodology, and conclusions of the paper, as well
as the significance of the conclusions.  Paper presentations should last
no longer than twenty minutes.

Proposals for performances should be sent by mail or (preferably) e-mail
to:

Dr. Carole Blankenship (blankenship@rhodes.edu)
Department of Music
Rhodes College
2000 North Parkway
Memphis, TN 38112
USA

Proposals should include information on the performing forces (including a
brief biographical sketch), special performance requirements, and the
pieces to be performed.  Proposals should be no longer than 300 words. No
recordings at this time, please.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts and performance proposals is 1
September 2006.

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