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Conversations in Music

University of Michigan, February 2009



The Michigan Interdisciplinary Music Society is proud to host its  third annual Conversations in Music conference, to be held February  13-14, 2009, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  The  conference will feature a keynote address by Prof. Berthold Hoeckner  (University of Chicago), as well as a graduate-student workshop led by  a professor at the University of Michigan.

Submission Guidelines

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  include:

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 (preferred)

Electronic submissions must be received by Friday, December 12, 2008. 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 authorship. Send electronic submissions to: conversations2009@umich.edu

Paper Submissions

Paper submissions must be received by Friday, December 12, 2008. 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 Nathan Platte, 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 in mid-January, at which time selected authors will be asked to submit a condensed abstract suitable for publication in the program booklet.

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Department of Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
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