American Musicological Society

for a graduate student at a North American university who is a member of a group underrepresented in musicology (broadly defined)

New application deadline:  15 December 2009

Students may apply who have completed at least one year of graduate work, intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree, and are in good standing at their home institution. The Fellowship is not limited to dissertation work. Awards are based on merit, with no restrictions as to research area, age, or sex. Intended for full-time study, the Fellowship carries a non-renewable twelve-month stipend currently set at US$19,000.

Consult for eligibility, application procedures, and award stipulations.

Application forms will be available on-line by mid November 2009 and are due by 5 p.m. EST, 15 December 2009.
The winner will be announced in Spring 2010. Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Murata <mkmurata at>.

For brief profiles of all previous Howard Mayer Brown Fellows, go to

Margaret Murata, chair
HMB Fellowship Committee
Claire Trevor School of the Arts
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2775

CUMS Non-Board Position for Advocacy

The CUMS Board is looking for an individual to fill a non-board, volunteer position for advocacy on issues of interest to our society and its membership. The individual would advise and report to the Board on new and existing situations of national or international interest in order for CUMS to be able to respond in a timely fashion and/or disseminate information to members, as appropriate. Over the last few years, a number of issues affecting our lives as music scholars/performers/educators have emerged (the CBC crisis, the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada eviction, proposed changes to copyright legislation, to name a few). An individual specifically interested in keeping up to date on such issues would ensure that, as a society, we are not ignorant of circumstances that directly affect us.

Please direct expressions of interest in this position by September 8, 2009 to Deanna Oye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CUMS Conference 2010 – University of Regina, Saskatchewan, June 3-6, 2010

The Annual Conference of the Canadian University Music Society will be hosted by the Department of Music at the University of Regina, from June 3 to 6, 2010.

We will be joined again by our sister society, the Canadian Association for Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (CAML) and, in addition, the conferences of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM - Canada) and the Canadian Society for Traditional Music (CSTM) will be held simultaneously at the UofR, allowing for interaction among four music societies to take place.

Please look for future updates regarding the conference on this website.

The School of the Arts, McMaster University, and The Gregorian Institute of Canada present

Traditions in Western Plainchant

McMaster University
Hamilton ON

August 13-16, 2009

Plenary speaker, Joseph  Dyer
Featured Artist, Juan Carlos Asensio (Schola Antiqua of Spain) and Schola Saint Gregoire (Montreal).
Full range of lectures and workshops in English and French; liturgical offices and concerts.

For full conference information please visit

Source: William Renwick, conference director.

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