Dear Colleagues,

Each year the SOCAN Foundation and the Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) sponsor two $2500 prizes intended to encourage students’ research and writing on Canadian music topics and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors. One prize will be for the best English-language paper and one for the best French-language paper. Topics in Canadian music will be understood as potentially deriving from a wide range of genres, including, but not limited to, such areas as concert, folk, jazz, and popular music.

The competition is open to anyone who, at the time of submission of the paper, fulfils the following requirements:  (i) is registered in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (whether inside or outside Canada); (ii) is a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant to Canada; (iii) if a graduate student, is a member of MusCan (student membership will be $45 for 2017); (iv) does not yet hold a doctorate and does not hold a full-time teaching position. 

Please share the attached calls with your students and colleagues.  The deadline for submission is June 18, 2018.


Yours truly,

Joelle Welling

MusCan Past President (2016-18)


Call for Papers: SOCAN Foundation / MUSCAN Awards for Writings on Canadian Music

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