University of Toronto Multidisciplinary Creative Conference


Friday September 21st(evening) – Sunday September 23rd 2018.
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.

The University of Toronto Music Graduate Students’ Association is pleased to announce the second  annual Multidisciplinary Creative Conference. This year’s theme is Empowerment Through Art and the conference committee invites submissions by graduate students in various disciplines in the format of research papers, collaborative workshops, performances, lecture-recitals, demonstrations and the like. Submissions that exemplify cross-disciplinary collaboration (i.e. multimedia performance, music and choreography, performance art, etc.) are strongly encouraged. Each panelist will be allotted 60 minutes of presentation time, which may be used in a combination of presentation and interactive workshop formats, including a question period.

Submissions should include an abstract, limited to 250 words, and include the title of the paper, but should not include any information that could personally identify the author. Submissions should also include URL links or attachments to accompanying media if necessary. Please email abstracts, in both .docx and .pdf format, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than June 20th 2018. In the body of the submission email, please include your name, institutional affiliation, preferred email address, and phone number. Standard audio/visual equipment and a piano will be made available to all presenters, though you must supply any other necessary instruments, mixers, amplifiers, etc. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by email beginning in mid-July 2018. Please direct any inquiries to the conference email address. 


We are proud to have the privilege of two keynote presentations this year!

  • Saturday’s keynote address will be a combined presentation by ethnomusicologist Dr. Jeff Packman and dance scholar Dr. Danielle Robinson. Their presentation will examine the intersection of music, dance, and politics of Brazil’s samba de roda.
  • Sunday’s keynote speaker will be Professor Aiyun Huang. As a leading expert in percussion theater, her lecture recital will address creative intercultural exchanges between contemporary music and film, with a focus on the femme fatale re-contextualized.

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