Third Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for papers at a third North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music to be held Thursday, July 11 through Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Renowned Verdi scholar Andreas Giger (Louisiana State University) will deliver the keynote address.

Proposals for individual papers, lecture-recitals, and panels on all topics relating to the history, analysis, and reception of music during the long nineteenth century (ca. 1789-1913) will be considered.  The committee would especially welcome proposals related to:

* Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, in recognition of the 200th anniversaries of their births;

* The U.S. Civil War Sesquicentennial;

* Topics on teaching nineteenth-century music for a Pedagogy Roundtable;

* Research on other musicians celebrating anniversaries, such as those of Pauline de Ahna (1863-1950), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888), Franz Danzi (1763-1826), Franz Gruber (1787-1863), Adalbert Gyrowetz (1763-1850), Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), Horatio Parker (1863-1919), and Felix Weingartner (1863-1942).

Proposals for individual papers and lecture-recitals should include all of the following:

(1) a presentation title and abstract of no more than 300 words;

(2) a brief biography of the author(s) for inclusion in the conference program;

(3) a note providing proposal title, institutional affiliation, and contact information for the presenter(s).

Proposals for panels should include brief biographies for the conference program, institutional affiliation, and contact information for each member of the panel, as well as the abstracts for the panel.

All presentations will be allotted 40 minutes, including questions and discussion; therefore, presentations should be kept to 25 minutes. Lecture recitals will be allotted up to 60 minutes at the discretion of the program committee.

Please submit proposals by email only no later than January 15, 2013 to Mary Jean Speare, spearemj at The committee will inform contributors by March 1, 2013.

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