Roots of American Musical Life

ROOTS OF AMERICAN MUSICAL LIFE

THE 2013 JOINT MEETING OF THE HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (HKSNA) AND THE AMERICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOCIETY (AMIS)

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG
Williamsburg, Virginia
May 30 to June 1, 2013

Colonial Williamsburg will host the second conference of the HISTORICAL KEYBOARD SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA (HKSNA), to be held jointly with the AMERICAN MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOCIETY (AMIS), in Williamsburg, Virginia, from May 30 to June 1, 2013. The theme of the conference is “Roots of American Musical Life.” The conference will explore the history, repertoire, keyboards, and influences that ventured across boundaries and crossed oceans to form the heritage of music in America.

Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum – the restored 18th-century capital of Britain’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous outpost in the New World.

Sessions will take place in the Museums of Williamsburg, where the exhibit “Changing Keys: Keyboard Instruments for America 1700-1830” will have just opened; the Williamsburg Lodge and Conference Center; and other nearby venues. The opening concert will be held at the historic Governor’s Palace with period instruments and costume.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Papers, Lecture-Recitals, and Mini-Recitals

The HKSNA Program Committee (Chaired by Angeline Case-Stott, acase@memphis.edu) welcomes proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, and mini-recitals related to the primary theme, as well as proposals outside or peripheral to the theme, including contemporary repertoire and issues for historic keyboard instruments. Participants will be scheduled for half-hour sessions (25 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and comments). Every consideration will also be given to proposals outside or peripheral to the primary theme, including contemporary repertoire and issues for historic keyboard instruments.

Please submit HKSNA proposals by ELECTRONIC MEANS ONLY. Include a brief biography and contact information by December 1, 2012. All proposals should include audio-visual and/or instruments required.

For papers, submit a one-page abstract as a Microsoft Word document, and attach to the e-mail. For mini-recitals and lecture-recitals, submit the complete program information with a representative recording (electronic attachment or internet link only).

Presenters must register for the conference and pay for travel and expenses. Applicants whose proposals are accepted will be notified by January 15, 2013.

E-mail HKSNA program proposals and questions to:

Angeline Case-Stott, HKSNA Program Chair
acase@memphis.edu

The call for papers by AMIS can be found at http://www.amis.org/meetings/2013/index.php.

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