University of Toronto Multidisciplinary Creative Conference CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  

Saturday September 21st – Sunday September 22nd 2019.  

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 Concept and Creative Process and the conference committee invites submissions by graduate students in various disciplines in the format of research papers, collaborative workshops, performances, lecture-recitals, demonstrations, etc. Submissions that exemplify cross-disciplinary collaboration (i.e. multimedia performance, music and choreography, 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 July 29th 2019. 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-August 2019. Please direct any inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

We are excited to announce our keynote presenter this year: Composer Dinuk Wijeratne Sri Lankan-born Canadian Dinuk Wijeratne is a JUNO and multi-award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist who has been described by the Toronto Star as ‘an artist who reflects a positive vision of our cultural future’, and by the New York Times as ‘exuberantly creative’. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras and string quartets, tabla players and DJs, and takes him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Dinuk trained at the RNCM (UK), at the Juilliard School under John Corigliano, and later earned a doctorate at UofT under Christos Hatzis. He was featured as a main character in 'What would Beethoven do?' - the documentary about innovation in Classical music featuring Eric Whitacre, Bobby McFerrin and Ben Zander. His music and collaborative work embrace the great diversity of his international background and influences.  

We look forward to receiving your proposals!


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