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American Musicological Society, South-Central Chapter, Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA, April 1998

****************************************************************************** CALL FOR PAPERS AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY SOUTH-CENTRAL CHAPTER Annual Meeting April 3-4, 1998 Emory University
The Program Committee of the South-Central Chapter of the American Musicological Society invites all interested persons to submit proposals for presentations at the chapter's 1998 Annual Meeting, to be held on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 1998. Our special guest will be Robert Levin, Dwight P. Robinson Professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, one of the world's foremost performer-scholars. Professor Levin will give a fortepiano recital on Friday night and deliver the keynote address on Saturday morning. The Committee especially wishes to encourage submissions involving the intersection of musical performance and scholarship, but will also consider topics in all other areas of musicological inquiry. In addition to the usual format of scholarly papers, the committee is willing to consider presentations with a substantial performance component: e.g., a paper involving live performance of a short work or an excerpt from a longer one; a paper illustrated with live rather than recorded musical examples; or a lecture-demonstration. For proposals involving performances longer than brief musical examples, a cassette recording should be included along with an abstract. Abstracts and other materials should be sent to the Program Chair: Professor Diana Hallman University of Kentucky School of Music 105 Fine Arts Building Lexington, KY 40506 USA FAX: +1-606 323-1050 E-MAIL: If applying by mail, send four copies of each abstract, postmarked no later than January 13, 1998. If submitting by FAX or e-mail, send only one copy on or before January 15, 1998. Abstracts should be prepared in a manner suitable for direct publication in the Abstracts of Papers booklet. The title should appear at the top of the page, the author's name and institutional affiliation or city of residence at the bottom. To facilitate evaluation, please make your methods and conclusions as explicit as possible. Plan your presentation not to exceed 25 minutes. Student abstracts should be accompanied by a brief letter of support from a faculty member. Students in the South-Central Chapter may earn a cash award by participating in the Rey M. Longyear Student Paper Competition. This award, in memory of Professor Rey M. Longyear, a long-time faculty member at the University of Kentucky, currently awards a prize of $100 (see guidelines below). Please post this announcement, and feel free to circulate it to colleagues and students who may not yet be members of the South-Central Chapter. We look forward to greeting you on the campus of Emory University this spring. Stephen A. Crist, President
****************************************************************************** GUIDELINES THE REY LONGYEAR STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION in memory of Professor Rey M. Longyear AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY SOUTH-CENTRAL CHAPTER
1. Only undergraduate and graduate students attending a South-Central Chapter college or university are eligible to take part in the competition. 2. Those wishing to enter the competition should submit an abstract of the paper they would like to read to the Chair of the Program Committee by January 13, 1998, if applying by mail, or by January 15, 1998, if applying by FAX or e-mail (see the instructions and address above). PLEASE NOTE: At this time do not send the paper itself; send only an abstract. 3. Any paper accepted for inclusion on the program is eligible for consideration for this prize. 4. After acceptance, the complete text of the paper, together with copies of any supporting materials to be presented with it (e.g., handout, cassette copy of musical examples, list of slides to be shown) should be submitted, in three copies, to the Chair of the Program Committee by March 15, 1998. 5. The submission should be accompanied by a statement from the student's academic adviser affirming the applicant's student status. 6. The Program Committee of the South-Central Chapter shall determine the winner of the competition, evaluating the submissions as papers to be read at the chapter meeting rather than as articles to be published. (Notes, bibliography, and other scholarly apparatus will not be a prime consideration of the evaluation.) 7. The competition winner will be announced, and the prize awarded, at the annual chapter meeting. The current amount of the prize is $100. 8. If in the opinion of the Program Committee the papers submitted are inadequate in number or quality, the competition will not take place that year. 9. Identities of the authors of papers not winning the competition will not be revealed by the Program Committee. As always, students in the South-Central Chapter are invited to submit abstracts for the meeting whether or not they intend to participate in the Student Paper Competition.