Call for Papers: McGill 2019 Music Graduate Students’ Society Symposium

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The McGill Music Graduate Students’ Society (MGSS) is pleased to announce its thirty-second annual Symposium, which will be held March 22–24, 2019 at the Schulich School of Music in Montréal, Canada. All submissions must be received by Friday 4 January 2019.

Our research keynote, Anna Zayaruznaya, will be delivering a talk entitled "Beasts, in Theory: Knowing and Doing in Western Musical Thought." She is an Associate Professor of Music at Yale University where she teaches courses in music history, specializing in the music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance and the history of musical notation. Her first book, The Monstrous New Art: Divided Forms in the Late Medieval Motet, explores the role of monstrous and hybrid exempla in the musical aesthetics of fourteenth-century French motets. 

We welcome abstracts (300 words) in any area of music research including, but not limited to, ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, music education, music technology, sound recording, music psychology, performance, and composition. 

Papers, posters, lecture recitals, improvisations, art/music installations, and special sessions of two to four panelists are all encouraged. Special session descriptions must include a separate 300-word proposal for the session as a whole in addition to individual proposals for each panelist. Abstracts and presentations may be in either English or French. Please attach abstracts as MS Word documents without any personal identification in the attachment. In the body of your email, please include your name, email, and academic affiliation.

In the interest of accessibility and in keeping with the MGSS’s commitment to equity and diversity, we will make every effort to provide on-site childcare concurrently with our programming for presenters with children. We also ask applicants to let us know about any issues of accessibility, including those regarding the financial burden of travel and accommodation for the Symposium. Abstracts will be evaluated on their own merits and all personal information disclosed will remain confidential during the selection process.

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