Dear Members,

The Canadian University Music Society is pleased to announce the online publication of two new issues of Intersections

Volume 35, no.2, dated 2015, features 3 articles in French.  In the article entitled “Cadre pédagogique pour l’enseignement-apprentissage de l’improvisation musicale classique fondé sur la pratique des experts du domaine,” Jean-Phillippe Després (Université Laval) examines aspects of teaching and learning classical music improvisation. The second article in the volume, “Quels sont les paradigmes didactiques présents dans les méthodes de guitare destinées aux débutants: expérimentation d’une méthodologie d’analyse” (Isabelle Héroux, UQAM), provides a survey and analysis of classical guitar methods in use in Québec. The issue also veers into the intersection of musical structures and architecture with an article entitled “De la musique à l’architecture: Le mystère des pans de verre ondulatoires du couvent de la Tourette de le Corbusier et Xenakis” (Elisavet Kiourtsoglou, ENSAS Strasbourg, École d'architecture), which examines the ‘undulatory’ glass pieces created by Iannis Xenakis for the Tourette Convent.  In addition, there are book reviews touching on editorial principles in Early Music, popular music in Russia, jazz marketing, the writings of Wyschnedgradsky, Wagnerian opera and politics, and music halls in Paris.   


Conference Registration is now open!

The Canadian University Music Society (MusCan) will hold its annual conference May 23-25, 2018 at MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta. MacEwan University respectfully acknowledges that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.

The theme of the 2018 conference is MusEcologies, a theme that reflects the complexities and dynamics of music cultures in their spaces. Special topic areas will include musical communities, culture and identity, music and multiculturalism, the digital transformation and accessibility of music, etc. The CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of perspectives for a vibrant discussion.

Conference Registration Fees:

Regular Members:  $150 before April 30th/$200 after April 30th

Student and Unwaged Members:  $50 before April 30th/$75 after April 30th

Non-members*: $175 before April 30th/$225 after April 30th

Banquet Fee: $50/person

*Please note that all presenters must be members of MusCan.

Current or renewing members, please login to the website using the button below before proceeding to conference registration.  This will match your conference registration to your membership record and allow you to confirm your membership status.


New members and non-members, proceed directly to the registration forms, where you can purchase your membership at the same time as your conference registration if you wish.



The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for their 2018 grant cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy®, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The program’s aim is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

Grant funds have been utilized to preserve private collections as well as materials at the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian and numerous colleges and universities. Research projects have studied the links between music and early childhood education, treatments for illnesses and injuries common to musicians, and the impact of music therapy. To date, more than $7 million in grants have been awarded to nearly 400 recipients.


A letter of inquiry is required before submission of a full application. To read the guidelines and to submit a letter of inquiry for the 2018 GRAMMY Museum grant cycle, please visit The deadline each year for submitting letters of inquiry is Oct. 1.

For Immediate Release – August 10, 2017


The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Joseph Siu is the recipient of the 2017 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for his presentation entitled "Reexamining the Loosely-Knit Subordinate Theme in the Classical Style:  A Phrase Rhythmic Approach.”


MusCan Office

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