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Conversations: Music Scholarship in Dialogue

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The Michigan Music Theory Society, Music for the Americas Study Group,
and Musicology and Ethnomusicology League of Students are proud to host
their second annual Conversations in Music conference, to be held
February 8-9, 2008, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  The
conference will feature a keynote address by Prof. Fred Maus
(University of Virginia), as well as a graduate-student workshop led by
Prof. Walter Everett (University of Michigan).


Paper topics in music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, and related
fields are welcome.  Interdisciplinary work is especially encouraged. 
Presentations will last approximately 20 minutes, followed by a
ten-minute discussion period.  Complete proposal submissions will

1. An abstract of no more than 500 words.  The abstract should not
contain the author’s name or affiliation.  Supplementary materials,
such as musical examples, diagrams, and bibliography, may accompany the
abstract, but should not exceed two additional pages.
2. A cover letter that lists the author’s name and email address, the
paper title, and any equipment required for presentation (a piano, CD
player, overhead projector, and so on).


Electronic submissions must be received by Friday, December 14, 2007. 
Include the cover letter in the body of the email, and attach the
abstract and supplementary material to the message (.doc preferred,
.pdf also acceptable).  Be certain that the attached files will display
and print clearly, and that they are free of any indication of

Send electronic submissions to:


Paper submissions must be received by Friday, December 14, 2007. 
Please send one copy of the cover letter, the abstract, and any
supplementary material to:

        University of Michigan
        School of Music, Theater, and Dance
        c/o Phil Duker, MMTS
        Earl V. Moore Building
        1100 Baits Dr.
        Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085


We will notify you upon receipt of your submission.  Notification of
acceptance will be made via email by January 7, 2008, at which time
selected authors will be asked to submit a condensed abstract suitable
for publication in the program booklet.

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