May 31-June 2, Acadia University

The Canadian University Music Society will hold its annual conference from May 31st – June 2nd, 2022, hosted by the Department of Music at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Acadia University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This land is governed by the treaties of Peace and Friendship, first signed by the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqey, Peskotomuhkatiyik, and the British Crown in 1726. These treaties recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqey title and set the rules for what was to be a long-standing relationship between nations. Acadia University also recognizes the 400+ year history of communities of African descent and the 50 African Nova Scotian communities throughout the region today.

This year’s conference will be a connected event; paper sessions will be available to presenters and attendees in both in-person and virtual space, while other conference features will be available only to in-person attendees. The conference will continue to build on the themes of Indigenization, decolonization, equity, and diversity within all areas of music study. With its Calls for Lecture-Recitals, Mini-Concerts, Scores, Papers, Sessions, and Round Tables, the Canadian University Music Society aims to bring together scholars from a wide range of perspectives for a vibrant discussion.

Calls for Participation

Please refer to the calls for participation linked below. Note that all submissions are due January 15th, 2022Deadline extended to January 24th, 2022.

More information about local arrangements and the conference program will be posted here in the near future.