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Theorizing Performance/Performing Scholarship
City University of New York Graduate Students in Music, Tenth Annual Conference

CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, Saturday, April 21, 2007


Keynote Speaker: ELISABETH LE GUIN,
Associate Professor of Musicology at the
University of California at Los Angeles

The CUNY Graduate Center's Music Ph.D.-D.M.A. program invites submissions
from graduate students for its Tenth Annual Graduate Students in Music
symposium (GSIM 10), Theorizing Performance/Performing Scholarship, to be
held on Saturday, April 21st, 2007 in the CUNY Graduate Center's Segal

Keynote speaker Elisabeth Le Guin has taught at UCLA since 1997. Her book
Boccherini's Body: an Essay in Carnal Musicology, was published by the
University of California Press in January 2006. Her current project is on
musical theater in 18th-century Madrid. Before beginning her academic
career Dr. Le Guin was a free-lance Baroque cellist in the lively Early
Music scene in California. She is a founding member of Philharmonia
Baroque Orchestra and the Artaria String Quartet, and appears in over 40
recordings. She continues to perform nationally and internationally, and
this double career has permitted her to develop the idea, fundamental to
her work, of musicology as a perpetual dialogue between theory and

Increasingly, scholars across all disciplines of music^◊ethnomusicology,
theory, performance, musicology, and composition^◊are engaging with
performative aspects of music. We invite submissions that explore issues
of performance practice: bodies that perform, dance and its relationship
to music, intersections of performance and research, contextualization of
performance, queer theory/performance, feminist theory/performance, or
work on related topics. The following presentation formats are welcomed:
^’ Papers (20-minute time limit) ^’ Lecture-recitals (30-minute time
limit) ^’ Performance art ^’ Original compositions ^’ Other performative
scholarship Paper proposals should contain a 250-word abstract with title
and a separate, cover letter with the author's contact information,
institutional affiliation, and indication of audio-visual needs.
Lecture-recital and other performance proposals should include a CD or DVD
of material that is representative of the work to be performed in addition
to the abstract. Composers should submit a score with a recording, as well
as a 250-word statement about the piece's relevance to the topic at hand.
Proposals, CDs and DVDs should be labeled with the proposal title only.
Electronic submissions are preferred where possible. Please send proposals
to Megan Jenkins, Conference Chair:

Megan Jenkins
Music Programs
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10016 The proposal may be pasted into the body of the
e-mail, or attached as an .rtf or .doc file using the first and last name
of the author as the document title.

Your identity will be withheld from the Program Committee. Submissions
must be received by January 31st, 2007.
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