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.

Congratulations to Jon-Tomas Godin and Robert Rival, who have been selected as co-winners of the 2009 George Proctor Prize for the best student paper at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society, held May 28-31 at Carleton University.

Jon-Tomas Godin, a doctoral candidate at the Université de Montréal, presented his paper on the topic of, "L'emploi des marqueurs formels dans les sonates de Schubert."

A doctoral student at the University of Toronto, Robert Rival offered his paper entitled, "The Comfort of Denial: Metre, Cyclic Form, and Narrative in Shostakovich's Seventh String Quartet."

Best wishes and congratulations are also extended to Proctor Prize finalists David Cecchetto (University of Victoria) and Philip Gareau (Université de Montréal) for their outstanding work.

Many thanks to the preliminary round jurors, Alexander Fisher, Catrina Flint and Joelle Welling, and to the final jury consisting of Jean Boivin, Lynn Cavanagh and Brian Power, for their effort and careful consideration in coming to a decision.

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