University of Toronto Graduate Music Conference
CALL FOR PAPERS
Friday March 6 (evening) – Sunday March 8 (morning/afternoon), 2020
Faculty of Music, University of Toronto
The University of Toronto Music Graduate Students’ Association is pleased to announce our annual Graduate Music Conference, which will take place March 6-8, 2020. The program committee invites students to submit proposals for twenty-minute paper presentations, with a ten-minute question period to follow each presentation. We encourage the submission of papers on all genres of music and in any area of music research, including, but not limited to, musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, performance, music education, composition, and music technology. Proposals for thirty-minute lecture-recitals are encouraged as well. We also invite applicants to submit proposals for themed sessions of 2-3 papers. In this case, please include an abstract describing the proposed session as well as individual abstracts for each paper.
We are proud to welcome Dr. Noriko Manabe to deliver our keynote presentation at this year’s conference. Dr. Manabe is Associate Professor of Music Studies at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, and holds a PhD in both ethnomusicology and music theory from CUNY Graduate Center. Her research focuses on music and social movements, popular music, and music and trauma, particularly in Japan, Latin America, and the U. S. Her monograph The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Protest Music After Fukushima (2015) addresses the role of musicians in (self-)censored environments and the ways they convey their political messages through music in four different performance spaces—cyberspace, demonstrations, festivals, and recordings. Dr. Manabe is currently working on a second monograph, Revolution Remixed: Intertextuality in Protest Music constructs a classification of intertextuality as it pertains to protest songs and analyzes cases drawn from the Japanese antinuclear movement.