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First Conference of the ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA)

Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Shanghai, December 20-22, 2007

Call for Papers and Compositions

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Adrienne Kaeppler

The Study Group for Musics of East Asia (MEA), which was formed within the
framework of ICTM in 2006, is pleased to announce its first meeting to be
held, December 20-22, 2007, in Shanghai, China, at the Shanghai
Conservatory of Music.  Those who are interested in East Asian musical
cultures are welcomed to become the members and attend the conference to
exchange knowledge and ideas and further develop the field.


The conference themes for the 2007 meeting are as follows:

1. The role of Shanghai in East Asian musical development
2. Issues in Traditional Music
	This theme can include broad topics related to traditional music,
	such as changes, continuity, transmission, relation with new
	compositions, ecological environments, cultural policies, modern
	educational systems, and so on.
3. East Asian musics and colonialism
4. Music, identity, and the nation-state imagination
5. Interpretation of East Asian musical notation
6. New Research


We invite two formats of presentations: 1) individual paper presentations,
and 2) presentations of new compositions.  Individual paper presentations
are 20 minutes long and will be followed by 10 minutes of discussion.  New
compositions to be submitted are expected to reflect the composers$B!G(B
interpretation of East Asian traditional musical cultures in the current
context.  We plan to accept 3 to 4 compositions, which will be presented,
either live or recorded, within a total of about two hours. 


English is the official language for the meeting, and only presentations
to be delivered in English can be accepted.  Proposals must all be
submitted in English as well. 


Proposals for Paper Presentations

Individual paper proposals must include:

a) The Paper Proposal Form
b) A 350-word maximum abstract written in English
	Because abstract review is anonymous, please do not include your
	name in the body of the abstract.

Proposals for Presentations of New Compositions

New compositions eligible for presentation are those composed after
January 1, 2000.  Whether they have been performed in public before is not
crucial.  Each presenter will be allotted 25 minutes: 15 minutes or less
for performance, the rest for presentation.  Rehearsals before the
conference will be arranged for selected works. The rehearsal schedule
will be announced later.

Proposals for presentations of new compositions should include:

a) The Composition Proposal Form
b) A portfolio indicating the title and length of the composition and
   outlining all the necessary contents and technical elements including
   its instrumentation
c) A complete score (if applicable) or something equivalent
d) A complete recording of the work:

The duration of the performance should not exceed 15 minutes.

The acceptable recording formats are: computer file (CD-Rom), audio-CD,
audio cassette tape, MD, DVD (region code 6 or Chinese code only), and VHS
tape (both PAL and NTSC systems are acceptable)

We can provide a small size orchestra of western instruments and Chinese
folk music ensemble.  Other types of music should better be recorded, in
the form of either audio or video.  Compositions are to be evaluated by a
committee formed by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.


Proposal Deadline: August 1, 2007

1) Submissions of Proposals for Paper Presentations
   Individual paper proposals should be submitted by email.  Please copy
   the Paper Proposal Form from the Up Coming Conference section of the
   MEA website ( and paste it into an
   email message for submission.  If you are unable to submit your
   proposals by email, you may send a hard copy plus computer diskette. 
   The submissions must be postmarked by the deadline of August 1, 2007.

Address for Paper Proposal Submissions:


	Postal mail: 

	ICTM Study Group for Musics of East Asia
	Attn: Miss Pei-Ling Huang
	Graduate Institute of Musicology
	National Taiwan University
	#1, Roosevelt Road, Sec. 4
	Taipei 106, Taiwan

2) Submissions of Proposals for New Compositions

Please print out the Composition Proposal Form from the Up Coming
Conference section of the MEA website
( and send it with all other required
materials to the address below.  The submissions must be postmarked by
August 1, 2007. 

Address for Composition Proposal Submissions:

	MEA Composition Committee--Shanghai 2007
	Dept. of Musicology
	Shanghai Conservatory of Music
	20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, 200031
	P. R. China


Following ICTM policy, all participants whose proposals have been accepted
for the program must be ICTM members.  New members may join and submit a
proposal at the same time.  Proposals from students are encouraged. 
Membership applications are available at the ICTM website
(  For membership questions, contact the ICTM
Secretariat at or write to: ICTM Secretariat,
School of Music, Australian National University, ANU College of Arts and
Social Sciences Building 100, Canberra, A.C.T. 0200, Australia.


ICTM members whose proposals have been accepted for the program must
pre-register for the meeting by November 1, 2007.  Otherwise the accepted
presentation will not be included in the final program. 
  CANCELLATION POLICIES Participants who discover they are unable to attend the meeting should notify the program chair immediately (  Pre-registration cancellations made after November 20, 2007 will not qualify for a refund.   PROGRAM COMMITTEE The Program Committee consisting of the following MEA members is responsible for organizing paper sessions: SHEEN Dae-Cheol (Korea), Hae-Kyung UM (UK), Larry WITZLEBEN (USA), XIAO Mei (China), YANG Mu (Australia), YANG Yandi (China), and Minako WASEDA (Japan) as a chair.  For further questions about the paper session program for MEA 2007, please contact: Minako WASEDA by email:   COMPOSITION COMMITTEE The Composition Committee consisting of the following members from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music is responsible for organizing presentations of new compositions: YANG Yandi (China), XIAO Mei (China), LUO Qin(China), HAN Zhongen(China), ZHU Shirui(China), WANG Jianmin(China), GUO Shuhui(China).  For further questions about the composition program for MEA 2007, please contact: YANG Yandi by email:   CONFERENCE VENUE AND LOCAL ARRANGEMENT The conference is to be held in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, 20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, P. R. China.  For questions about local arrangements, contact:   MEA Local Arrangement Committee —Shanghai 2007 Dept. of Musicology, Shanghai Conservatory of Music 20 Fenyang Road, Shanghai, 200031, P. R. China email: Fax: +86-21-6433-4454.   COST The host institution, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, will provide financial supports. All the presenters are provided with accommodation and meals.  They are only responsible for their transportation expenses to Shanghai and the pre-registration fee of 30 USD (10 USD for students sending a copy of their student IDs).  In addition, the keynote speaker chosen by the program committee will enjoy sponsored travel expenditure.     CONFERENCE WEBSITE For further information and updates, please visit the MEA homepage:, then, click $B!H(BUpcoming Conference.$B!I(B     Back to top of page
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