Mannes College 2012 Graduate Student Theory Conference.

Mannes College is delighted to host its second Graduate Student Theory Conference on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at Mannes College in New York City, with a focus on Schenkerian Analysis.

Eligibility and Call for Papers
Current students in Master’s or Doctoral programs in music are invited to submit proposals for papers on topics reflecting Schenkerian-related approaches to the analysis of tonal music. (Submissions from advanced undergraduates may also be considered.)

Submissions should include:

  1. A proposal not to exceed 500 words in length. If musical examples are included, they should not exceed 2 pages in length. The author’s name should not appear in the proposal or the musical examples.
  2. An abstract of less than 250 words, suitable for printing in the program.
  3. A cover e-mail listing the author’s name, the title of the proposal, the author’s school affiliation and current program of study, and whether the author wishes 20 or 30 minutes to present her/his paper.
  4. A piano and playback equipment will be provided. If other equipment is needed, please specify.

The proposal should be emailed to Robert Cuckson, Chair of Techniques of Music, at:, no later than Monday, November 14, 2011.

The proposals will be read by members of the Mannes Techniques of Music faculty.

At the beginning of December, Mannes will inform all those who submit proposals whether their proposal has been accepted.

The Program on January 15

There will be two sessions of paper readings, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with time for discussion following each paper or group of papers. The program will feature a keynote presentation by William Rothstein, and a reception. Professor Rothstein is Professor of Music Theory at Queens College and the Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

There will be no registration fee, but all attendees must register in advance. Housing will not be provided, but efforts will be made to supply suitable housing advice. Participants should arrive at Mannes by 9 am on January 15. Mannes will provide a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch.

Mannes College The New School for Music, 150 West 85th Street, New York, NY 10024

Please direct any questions to Michael Weinstein at