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Sonneck Society 23rd National Conference


     The Sonneck Society for American Music will hold its twenty-third
National Conference in Seattle, Washington on 5-9 March 1997 hosted by the
University of Washington. Proposals for papers and performances involving
all aspects of music in America (defined as Canada, United States, Mexico,
and the Caribbean) are welcome. While a broad range of topics and
approaches is the Program Committee's goal, topics highlighting the
cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest would seem particularly
appropriate. In each case, a clear thesis and convincing methodology will
highly recommend a presentation to the Program Committee. 

     To foster dialogue and discussion, the Program Committee would like
to advocate consideration of various presentation formats including
panels, presentations with respondents, and papers integrated with

     Papers should be carefully timed to last no longer than twenty
minutes, and performances not more than thirty minutes. Whether you intend
to present a paper or to perform, please submit *five copies of a
proposal* (500 words maximum) and *five copies of an abstract* in suitable
form for publication in the conference program (100 words maximum);
performers should also send five copies of an audio cassette tape. Your
name should appear on only one copy of your proposal, abstract, and/or
cassette. Please also include a *list* (one copy only) of *any audiovisual
equipment* you will need, and *two-self-addressed stamped envelopes.* The
Program Committee requests that presenters of the 1996 Sonneck Society
Conference refrain from submitting a proposal for the 1997 conference. 

     All materials must be received on or before September 1, 1996 by
Program Chair Rae Linda Brown, University of California, Irvine, School of
the Arts - Music, Irvine, CA 92717. Early submission is encouraged and
appreciated.  Other members of the Program Committee are: Leonard Brown,
Tara Browner, Marva Carter, Ingrid Monson, Wayne Shirley, and Marta

     Sonneck interest groups and committees wishing to meet during the
conference should notify the Program Chair, also by September 1, 1996, so
that their meetings may be scheduled. 

--Rae Linda Brown, Program Chair

  William Everett, Public Relations Committee


                         William ("Bill") Everett
                           Department of Music
                           Washburn University
                          Topeka, Kansas  66621

                        (913) 231-1010, ext. 1519


For further details, see the web page at

Included on the web site is general conference information, the program, 
the conference registration form, and hotel information.