CUMS Annual Conference 2012
Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy
May 31 - June 3, 2012

Call for Lecture-Recitals and Mini-Concerts (Solo and Ensemble)
Deadline:  December 2, 2011

The Canadian University Music Society (CUMS) will hold its annual conference May–June 3, 2012 at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo, Ontario. Proposals in English or French for lecture-recitals and mini-concerts of music from any historical period or geographical region, are welcome from members and non-members. The deadline for submission of a proposal is December 02, 2011.

Submission of a proposal denotes willingness and ability to attend the 2012 conference. Presenters are may be eligible for partial reimbursement of travel and accommodation expenses, in accordance with CUMS guidelines (receipts are required).

The 2012 conference will be held in coordination with the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences with the theme Crossroads: Scholarship in an Uncertain World. With its Calls for Lecture-Recitals, Mini-Concerts, Scores, Papers, Sessions, and Round Tables, the Canadian University Music Society aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of perspectives, including musicology, music theory, music education, ethnomusicology, composition, and performance.

Lecture-recitals: Those wishing to propose a lecture-recital should submit an abstract of 250 words, maximum, 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.

Conference registration and CUMS membership: All recitalists and lecture-recitalists must register for the 2012 Congress and for the CUMS conference, and must join CUMS (if they are not already members) by the conference start date. Annual dues for 2012 are $70 for regular members, and $35 for part-time faculty, students, independent scholars, and retired persons. Membership may be purchased, for the current calendar year, online at <> or by contacting CUMS, c/o Becker Associates, 10 Morrow Avenue, Suite 202, Toronto, ON, M6R 2J1; (416) 585-1650 (phone) or 489-1713 (fax).

Submission:  Proposals must be submitted by email, by December 02, 2011. Proposal abstracts and programs must be attached as Word documents or PDF files, and recordings must be attached as MP3 audio files. The author’s name, names of other participants, if any, together with the author’s postal address, phone number, and email address, 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, Kirsten Yri 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 03, 2012, with the program posted on the CUMS website. Members whose lecture-recitals or mini-concerts are chosen for presentation must provide a biography (100 words, maximum, per person) and, in the case of lecture-recitals, also an abridged abstract (150 words, maximum), no later than March 23, 2012.

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