McGill Music Graduate Symposium

9–11 March 2012
Schulich School of Music
McGill University
Montréal, Canada


The Music Graduate Students’ Society of McGill University is pleased to announce a call for papers for our annual Graduate Music Symposium.

This year we are excited to welcome Professor Emily Dolan Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania to deliver our keynote address. Renowned for the creativity and originality of her research contributions, Prof. Dolan’s interests stretch from the interconnection between musical scientific instruments in the 18th and 19th centuries to present-day indie pop and kitsch. She has recently completed a book project on the birth of modern orchestration titled, The Orchestral Revolution: Joseph Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre and will be delivering her keynote address on the topic of “Instrumental Riots.”

We welcome abstracts (approximately 300 words) in any area of music research. Proposals are invited within—but not limited to—ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, music education, music technology, sound recording, music psychology, performance, and composition. Lecture recitals and special sessions of 2–4 panelists are also encouraged. Special session proposals must include a separate 300-word proposal for the session as a whole in addition to individual proposals for each panelist.

Both abstracts and presentations may be in either English or French. All submissions must be received by Friday 13th January, 2012. Please send your abstracts—without any personal identification to allow for anonymous review—within an MS Word document (.doc, .docx, .rtf) and also include your abstract within the body of your email along with your name, address, telephone number, and academic affiliation. For the subject heading, please write “Symposium Abstract Submission” and follow the following naming format when submitting word files: surname_abstract.docx.

Please direct your submissions and any questions to