Confounding Expectations: Music and Multiculturalism

2016 Graduate Student Conference: Call for Papers and Lecture Recitals

The G​raduate 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 their 2016 Graduate Student Conference entitled C​onfounding Expectations: Music and Multiculturalism.​The conference will take place on Thursday, May 12, and Friday May 13, 2016 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 welcome Dr. Robin Elliot, Professor of Musicology and Jean A. Chalmers Chair of Canadian Music at the University of Toronto, as our keynote speaker. Dr. Elliot will be presenting: "Can You Hear the Difference? Multiculturalism, Interculturalism, and Strategies of Recognition in Canadian Music."
The aim of the conference is to provide a collegial environment in which graduate students can present their research and form professional connections. We encourage submissions from graduate students in musicology, theory, music education, performance, and composition, and from graduate students from other disciplines, who are working on music topics or music-related topics.

Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes and lecture-recitals no longer than 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) February 10, 2016. The chosen presenters will be notified on or before Friday, February 25, 2016. Proposals should include your abstract as PDF or DOC file, attached to an email with your Name, Affiliation, Contact information, and AV requirements. If you have any questions regarding your submission, these may also be directed to the m​This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.​email address. Details will also be posted at


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