Musicking: Cultural Considerations

The University of Oregon Collegium Musicum ensemble is delighted to present the third annual Musicking Conference: “Musicking: Cultural Considerations” to be held in the UO, School of Music and Dance in Eugene, OR (location: Collier House, at University and 13th Streets), from April 10 through April 14, 2018. The purpose of this conference is to bring together research, education, and performance of historical music in the broadest sense by considering a variety of topics.

Panels & Submissions

In its third year, the conference will host five panel sessions that will deal with Cultural Considerations in a broad sense. All proposals should have direct relevance to performance practice, not necessarily only from a purely historical point of view (from the Middle Ages to the present), but also from a broader cultural perspective. Since this year’s final concert will be Mozart’s Requiem, at least one panel focusing on performance issues relative to the composition will be organized. Applicants are encouraged to blur the academic distinctions of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, education, modern performance practices, historical performance practice, and other academic fields, and consider the conference topic through a lens of musicking, in all its possible facets.

The Conference Committee welcomes individual paper proposals: abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted. Proposals should include two files: an anonymous submission including a title and the abstract; and a second file including the title, author’s name and a short (5-line) biography of the presenter. The abstract should specify the thesis/main topic of research, the state of research and sources used, and the relevance of the author’s thesis to the conference purpose and topic. Please send abstracts and proposals by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Friday, December 1, 2017. All submission materials should be submitted via the Musicking website.

Lecture Concerts

This year, the Musicking conference again invites proposals for lecture performances. Proposals should be for programs 30-45 minutes in length, and should be designed to engage audiences in an informal and fairly intimate setting. Proposals should include a short concert/lecture description and music selection, and should include an mp3 audio file or Youtube.com link displaying the performer’s musical ability. Please send proposals by Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Friday, December 1, 2017. All submission materials should be submitted via the Musicking website.

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