Call for Proposals

Canadian University Music Society Website Redesign

The Canadian University Music Society seeks a web designer/developer to revamp its website based on the structure below.  The web designer/developer is responsible for the following:

  • Redesigning the bilingual website to give it a fresh look
  • Integrate new design with CMS (the website currently uses Joomla, but the Society is open to other options, especially Wordpress)
  • Installing any custom modules or 3rd party tools (as necessary)
  • Training members of the board on how to manage the website

The Board of the Canadian University Music Society will provide the content for the website.

To submit a proposal, please submit a CV and a proposal detailing design ideas and costs to Eric Hung (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Monday, April 22, 2013.  The Board will make its decision shortly after the deadline.  The winning proposal is expected to submit design mockups by Monday, May 20, 2013, and the new site is expected to be operational no later than the end of June 2013.


Canadian University Music Society | Website Structure

Home (Bilingual—new):

  • Banner with logo and full name of organization in English and French
  • Slideshow of photos
  • Large Sidebar:  Short introductory bio/mission of organization
  • Choose English or French to enter site
  • The initial page will have no navigation menu or member log-in box.  All other pages will have navigation menus and member log-in box right below/next to the banner in the chosen language.
  • Links to Facebook and Twitter should also be somewhere on all subsequent pages.

Language-Specific Home Page (mixed—new):

  • An area for long-term announcements right below banner/navigation menu (e.g., link to online submission for conference)
  • Newsfeed (bilingual)
  • Sidebar with featured boxes
    • Job Postings (links to “Job Postings” page—automatically added whenever a new ad is posted)
    • CFPs (links to “CFP” page—automatically added whenever a new ad is posted)
    • Blogs (links to “Blog” page—automatically added whenever a new blog is posted)
  • Another sidebar or in banner
    • Link to Membership Renewal or Application
    • Link to Beckwith Fund donations (do we have other funds to donate to?)

About Us (Parallel English/French—almost no changes):

  • History
  • Executive Board (I would like to add short bios for each board member)
  • Bylaws
  • Standing Committee of Institutional Members
  • Contact Us
  • Experts for Media
  • Profiles of Honorary Members

Publications (Parallel English/French—a few changes):

  • Intersections—we suggest that we move guidelines and back issues pages within the Intersections page
  • Award-winning Student Papers
  • Archive Newsletters

Conferences (Parallel English/French—a few changes):

  • Next year’s conference—including secure online submission possibilities
  • This year’s conference
  • Last year’s conference
  • Archive

Membership and Donations (Parallel English/French—a few changes):

  • Membership
  • Donations

Audio/Visual Materials (Parallel English/French—new):

  • Keynote addresses
  • Excerpts from concerts
  • Award addresses, etc.
  • Photos

Resources (Parallel English/French—a few changes):

  • Job Postings
  • CFPs
  • Blogs
  • Advocacy Issues
  • Music Schools and Programmes in Canada
  • Links

Members-Only Section

  • Front page after log-in:  membership status, with link to renewal form
  • Online voting (this needs to be part of website maintenance service, as this might very well be beyond the capacities of most volunteer web editors)
  • Seminar papers if conference include seminar sessions
  • Recent issues of Intersections
  • Other items to be developed


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