Canadian University Music Society Annual Conference 2017
Canada 150: Music and Belonging

In coordination with the annual conferences of the Canadian Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres (CAML), the Canadian Society for Traditional Music (CSTM), and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music Canada (IASPM-Canada).

Faculty of Music
University of Toronto May 25-27, 2017

Conference Schedule (PDF)   Conference Abstracts (PDF)

Programme (HTML):
Day 1 Thursday 25 May (AM)    (PM)
Day 2 Friday 26 May (AM)    (PM)
Day 3 Saturday 27 May (AM)   (PM)


Registration for the conference is now available online.

Visit for information about registration, accommodation, and local arrangements.

Visit to register for the conference directly.

Please note that a reduced early registration rate is available until April 30th.


Calls for Participation

Call for Papers, Sessions and Round Tables

Call for Lecture-Recitals and Mini-Concerts

2017 Student Composer Competition

Call for Scores for Performance in 2017

Call for Papers: SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize

Call for Nominations: SOCAN Foundation/ MUSCAN Award of Excellence for the Advancement of Research in Canadian Music

Call for Papers: SOCAN Foundation / MUSCAN Awards for Writings on Canadian Music


Webforms for submissions will be found at

Contact Us Here


pdf SOCAN Foundation/MusCan Awards Rules (180 KB)

2013 Canadian University Music Society Annual Meeting

in Coordination with the
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)

June 6-9, 2013


The Keynote speaker is Gage Averill, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia.  His address is entitled, “We’ve Been At Sea So Long: Repatriating the Lomax Haiti Archives (1936-37) in Post-quake Haiti”


Final Program and Abstracts Booklet


Registration Information for Congress and CUMS Meeting

(Early Bird Deadline:  March 31, 2013)

Canadian University Music Society 2012 Conference

Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Music (Waterloo, Ontario)
May 31 - June 3, 2012
In conjunction with the Congress of the
Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences



We are pleased to announce an exciting new award:

The SOCAN Foundation/CUMS Award of Excellence for Research in Canadian Music


How to register, how to get there, where to stay:

All information concerning Congress 2012, including special Congress events, is now available on the Congress website, . Please visit the Congress website at

The online registration system to attend Congress 2012, including CUMS 2012, is on the Congress website at If you have not already, renew your CUMS membership for 2012 now, <>, and register for the upcoming conference before March 31st, 2012, because the Congress registration fee will increase after this date, and again on-site.  The web site also gives instructions for conference registration by mail or fax, should one of these be your preference.

Special note regarding the dates of CUMS 2012, May 31 to June 3:  Congress 2012 will officially end on Saturday June 2 (that's when the book fair will close down, for example), but the 2012 CUMS conference will close at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday June 3.  This is why the Congress online registration system will tell you that the CUMS conference is May 31 to June 2, when, in fact, CUMS will also have nearly a full day of sessions on Sunday, June 3.

The 2012 CUMS conference is organized by the CUMS board of directors and members of the Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

The 2011 CUMS-SMUC conference will take place at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, June 2 - 5, 2011.

Our hosts will be the Mount Allison Dept. of Music.


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