Confounding Expectations: Cultural Meaning in Sound
2019 Graduate Student Conference: Call for Papers and Lecture Recitals

The ​Graduate Music Society of the University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts is pleased to announce a call for papers and lecture-recitals for its 2019 Graduate Student Conference entitled ​Confounding Expectations: Cultural Meaning in Sound​​. The conference will take place on Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in the Rozsa Centre on the University of Calgary campus.

In past years, the conference has attracted an international roster of graduate students, and this year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Barry Truax, Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication and (formerly) the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, to be our keynote speaker.

We encourage submissions from graduate students in musicology, theory, music education, performance, and composition, and from graduate students from other disciplines, who are studying aspects of cultural meaning in sound. We also welcome submissions on other topics related to music.

Paper presentations are allotted twenty minutes and lecture-recitals forty minutes. A ten-minute question period will follow each presentation. Abstracts should be approximately 350 words and must contain no information that could identify you or your institution. All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously and should be suitable for publication in the conference program. ​Submissions must be received by 23:59 (Mountain time) on Sunday January 13, 2019. ​​The chosen presenters will be notified on or before Friday February 22, 2019. Proposals should include three separate attachments: 1) your abstract (as a PDF or DOC file, without any personal identification); and 2) a 150-word biography (as a PDF or DOC file); 3) a JPG headshot suitable for printing in the conference program. Your email submission should also include your ​name, affiliation, contact information and AV requirements​​. If you have any questions regarding your submission, these may be directed to the following email address:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The GMS will also be awarding a travel award to one presenter, covering their accommodations for two nights. Any presenters are eligible for the award if they are travelling to Calgary (Calgary-based presenters and University of Calgary students are ineligible) and their presentation relates to the conference theme. The travel award will be awarded to the eligible presenter judged to have submitted the best abstract.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at the email address above.

University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts
2500 University Drive NW, Calgary AB T2N 1N4 403.220.5313
scpa.ucalgary.ca/music/gradconference

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