Call for Lecture-Recitals and Mini-Concerts (Solo and Ensemble)

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 lecture-recitals and mini-concerts, are welcome from members of the Society, with December 17, 2010 as the deadline for submission of a proposal.


Lecture-recitals: Members wishing to propose a lecture-recital should submit an abstract of 250–500 words and recorded audio excerpts from the proposed program. Lecture-recitals may not exceed 45 minutes: a presentation of up to 35 minutes followed by a 10-minute period for questions and discussion.

Mini-concerts: Those wishing to present a mini-concert should submit the program of works to be performed, with timings listed, and recorded audio excerpts from the proposed program.  Mini-concerts may not exceed 30 minutes.

Submission of a proposal denotes willingness and ability to attend the 2011 conference.

Eligibility: All recitalists and lecture-recitalists 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: Proposals must be submitted, by email, by December 17, 2010. Proposal abstracts and programs must be attached as PDF files, and recordings must be attached as MP3 audio files. 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.>.

Results: The results of the Program Committee’s deliberations will be announced by February 11, 2011, with the program posted on the CUMS website. Members whose lecture-recitals or mini-concerts are chosen for presentation must provide a biography (150 words, maximum) and, in the case of lecture-recitals, also an abridged abstract (250 words, maximum), no later than March 25, 2011.

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