Call for Papers, Sessions and Round Tables

The Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) will hold its annual conference June 2–5, 2011 at Mount Allison University, Department of Music, Sackville, N. B.  Proposals, in French or English, for papers, sessions and round tables from all areas of music scholarship are welcome. We will also host a joint paper session with the Canadian Association of Music Librarians, for which CUMS members may submit abstracts.


Papers and Sessions: Those wishing to propose a paper or session should submit, by December 17, 2010, an abstract of 500–800 words, describing the subject, the premises, the methodology, and the conclusions. Submission of an abstract denotes willingness and ability to attend the 2011 conference. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes, including illustrations, and will be followed by a 10-minute period for questions and discussion. Further information is available at <>. Graduate students whose papers are chosen for presentation in any session of the CUMS conference may be eligible to compete for the SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize; eligible students who wish to compete will be required to submit copies of their complete papers by April 22, 2011.

Round Tables: Round tables are organized by an individual or group of individuals around a specific topic, with the participation of invited speakers/discussants. Round table sessions may be scheduled for a maximum of 90 minutes. Those wishing to organize a round table should submit an abstract of 500–800 words describing the topic and the method of presentation, and indicating all participants, the precise nature of their contributions and audience participation expectations.

Lecture-Recitals and Mini-Concerts (solo and ensemble): see separate call.

SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for student presenters: see separate call.

Eligibility: All presenters must be members in good standing of the Canadian University Music Society, and must register for the conference. Membership applications are available on the CUMS website <> or by contacting CUMS, c/o Becker & Associates, 10 Morrow Avenue, Suite 202, Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2J1; (416) 538-1650 (phone), 489-1713 (fax), or <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> (e-mail). Annual dues for 2011 are $70 for regular members, and $35 for part-time faculty, students, independent scholars, and retired persons.

Submission: Proposal abstracts must be submitted, as PDF files attached to e-mails, by December 17, 2010. The author’s name, together with postal address and phone and fax numbers, should appear in the email body but not on the abstract, as proposals will be judged anonymously. All submissions should be made to the Program Committee Chair, Gary Tucker, at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. Papers for the joint session with the Association of Music Librarians should be clearly marked “CUMS/CAML Joint Session.”

Results: The results of the program committee’s deliberations will be announced by February 11, 2011, with the program posted on the CUMS website. Those whose papers, round tables and performances are chosen for presentation must provide an abridged abstract (250 words, maximum) and biography (150 words, maximum) no later than March 25, 2011.

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