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This Wiki is for sharing information about upcoming Musicology and/or Music Thoery conferences, including Calls for Papers, meeting dates/times/places, deadlines, acceptances/rejections, and any other "insider" information you might care to share about a conference. Most of the listings will be from the AMS/SEM/SMT "complex," but all conferences that accept papers on musical subjects are welcome.

"General Discussion" (located below the conference listings and deadline calendar) is for topics not related to a specific conference; feel free to post comments/questions/answers related to a specific conference under its main listing.

Contributors: 'Please use the "Conference Name/Meeting place; dates/CFP submission date" format, as applicable. Listings are given in alphabetic order by title; be sure to check that your conference is not already listed! In addition to your listing, don't forget to put the sumission deadline on the calander, immediately below the conference listings.

NOTICE: we are having some issues with the formatting, so for the time being, I'm going to get rid of all bullet points. We will continue to use bold and plain type to differentiate between heading and additional information

Conference listingsEdit

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IMS-EA Second Biennial Conference: Musics in The Shifting Global Order/Taipei; October 18-20, 2013/February 28, 2013

Info at

Medieval and Renaissance Music/Certaldo (Florence, Italy); July 4-7, 2013/February 15, 2013

c. 200 words + other info to

Music in Nineteenth Century Britain/Cardiff University; 24-27 June, 2013/February 15, 2013

'"Music and Nature: Between Scientific Power and Divine Reaso'n"/Stony Brook Graduate Music Symposium/St'ony Brook, NY; Feb 14-15, 2014' 

250-word abstract to

The Phenomenon of Singing/St. John's (Newfoundland, Canada); July 7-10, 2013/February 28, 2013

Information, including CFP info, at

Submission deadline passedEdit

The Practices of Comedy/University Nova de Lisboa; June 20-22, 2013/December 7, 2012

300 words + 150 word biographical note to ""

Roots of American Musical Life/Williamsburg, VA; May 30-June 1, 2013/December 1, 2012

Brief bio, 1-page MS Word doc to (inquiries as well)

Info at

Sacre Celebration: Revisiting, Reflecting, Revisioning/York University (Toronto, Canada); April 18-20, 2013/November 15, 2012

Send 250 words via email to ""

Sounds from Behind the Iron Curtain: Polish Music after World War II/Polish Music Center, USC; April 6, 2013/December 1, 2012

Full info at

Time Stands Still: Notation in Musical Practice, Wesleyan University, April 5-6, 2013/November 1, 2012

300 words to Jane Alden: jalden01 at

Info at

Western Classical Music Pedagogy/University of London; March 27, 2013/November 30, 2012

200 words to

Info at

Music Since 1900/Liverpool Hope University (UK);September 12-15, 2013/December 14, 2012

Info at

New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity/London; June 13-15, 2013/December 15, 2012

250 words to

Pacific Northwest Graduate Student/University of Victoria (Victoria, BC); February 9-10, 2013/December 1, 2012

250 words to ""

The Performing Body in the Hollywood Film Musical/Colgate Univesity (Hamilton, NY); April 4-6, 2013/December 15, 2012

300 words to ""

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Musical Life in Belgium During the Second World War/Universite Libre de Bruxelles; October 11-12, 2013/December 15, 2012

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Music and Diplomacy/Tufts and Harvard Universities; March 1-2, 2013/November 19, 2012

300 words to Include contact information, affiliation (if any), and anticipated audio needs.

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Music and Labour/McMaster University (Hamilton, ON); May 23-26, 2013/October 31, 2012

Abstract (word length not given) in French or English to William Echard (

Info at

Inquiries to William Echard (william_echard at, or local arrangements co-chairs, Christina Baade (baadec at and Susan Fast (fastfs at

Lyrica Dialgoues/Harvard University; April 2013/December 21, 2012

150 words to, "Dialogues" in the subject line

Medieval Graduate Student Symposium/University of North Texas (Denton); April 11-12, 2013/December 1, 2012

300 words to

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West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis; March 15-17, 2013; Jan. 15, 2013Edit

750 words; full info at

3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion/University of Jyväskylä, Finland; June 11-15, 2013/December 14, 2012.

250 words; full info at

AMS New England/Tufts University (Somerville, MA); February 2, 2013/November 26, 2012

300 words to

At Play in the Space Between, 1914-1915/DePaul University (Chicago); June 20-22, 2013/December 7, 2012

300 words and short bio to

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Bridges Toward America/Paris, France; April 4-5, 2013/November 1, 2012

Theme: Interactions between Popular and Art Musics in the United States

Contact and inquiries: c_desponts3 at

Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives/Ripon College Cuddeson (Oxford, UK); August 1-3, 2013/December 14, 2012

250 words; full info at

Color in Medieval France/Paris; June 27-29, 2013/December 1, 2012

300 words (English or French) for 20-min paper to ""

Informational website:

Diasporas/University of Wisconsin, Madison; April 9-12, 2013/October 31, 2012

350 words to, with 100 word bio.

Info at; inquiries to

Hearing Landscape Critically: Music, Place, and the Spaces of Sound/University of Stellenbosch (South Africa); September 9-11, 2013/January 18, 2013

300 words for papers, or 500 words for panels, to ""


American Handel Festival/Princeton University; February 21-24, 2013

Art of Record Production/University of Laval (Quebec); July 12-14, 2013

Athena Conference/Murray State (Murray, KY); February 27-March 1, 2013

Info at

Beyond Notation: An Earle Brown Symposium/Boston, Massachusetts; Northeastern University; January 18-19, 2013

Full conference info at

Travel awards will be given to several of the presenters for research at the Earle Brown Archive

Britten on Stage and Screen/University of Nottingham (UK); July 5-7, 2013

Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship/Yale University; February 14-16, 2013

Iranian Studies (Grad)/University of St. Andrews (UK); April 13-14, 2013

Full conference info at; notification by December 1, 2012

Loco/Motion (19th century studies)/Fresno, CA; March 7-9, 2013

Music and Power: Historical Problems and Perspectives in Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia/Miami University (OH); February 28-March 2, 2013

Inquiries to ""

Music Library Association/San Jose, California; February 27-March 3, 2013

Information at

Musicology and the Present/Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR; April 20, 2013

The National Element in Music/Athens, Greece; January 18-20, 2013

Info at

Renaissance Society of America/San Diego, California; April 4-6, 2013

Info at

Richard Wagner's Impact on His World and Ours/University of Leeds (UK); May 30-June 2, 2013

Silent Film Sound: History, Theory and Practice/Christian Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany; February 22-23, 2013

Info at

Inquiries to ""

Society for American Music/Little Rock, Arkansas; March 6-10, 2013

Society for Seventeenth-Century Music/Ohio State University (Columbus); March 21-24, 2013


US Handel Conference/Prinecton University; February 21-24, 2013

Word and Music Studies/London; August 7-10, 2013

Conference info at

Your Brain Needs Music/Univesity of Colorado, Boulder; October 4-6, 2013

Questions to Eric Hansen, Conference Coordinator/University of Colorado Boulder/College of Music, 301 UCB/Boulder, CO 80309/Attn: Porter-Campbell Symposium/303-735-3645

Submissions deadline calendarEdit

8.19.2012 AMS-Allegheny

8.26.2012 AMS-SW

8.31.2012 National Element // Music in Detention

9.1.2012 American Handel Festival // Music and Power // Athena (Postmark) // AMS-GNY

9.7.2012 AMS-PSW

9.15.2012 ICMS // Machaut // AMS-Mid Atlantic

9.24.2012 Record Production

9.28.2012 AMS-Capital

9.30.2012 Loco/Motion // Wagner and Us // FCMS // Words and Music // Music in the Present

10.1.2012 Britten, S&S // SSCM // US Handel

10.15.2012 Silent Film // Your Brain // Iranian Studies

10.19.2012 Sound Objects

10.31.2012 Musique de la foi // Music and Labour // Diasporas

11.1.2012 Bridges // Time Stands Still // The Idea of North

11.15.2012 Silent Film Sound // Early Modern Rome

11.26.2012 AMS-NE

11.30.2012 Western Music Pedagogy

12.1.2012 Iron curtain // Medieval Grad // Roots...American // Color in Medieval France // Jewish Influence // PNW Grad

12.7.2012 The Space Between // Practices of Comedy

12.14.2012 Music Since 1900 // Congregational Music

12.15.2012 New Elizabethans // Belgium WWII // Performing Body

12.21.2012 Lyrica

1.7.2013 Medieval Grad

1.18.2013 Hearing Landscape 2.15.2013 Music in 19th-c Britain // Medieval and Renaissance

1.20.2013 McGill Music Graduate Symposium

2.28.2013 Phenomenon of Singing

2.28.2013 IMS-EA

12.6.2013 SBU Graduate Symposium, Music and Nature

General DiscussionEdit

This section is for discussing general conference-related subjects, not specific to any particular conference. (Feel free to post comments/questions/answers related to a specific conference under its main listing.)

Q 12/1/11: Would those of you who have successfully submitted abstracts to the "big ones" (AMS/SEM/SMT National, prestigious international conferences, etc), or those of you who sit/have sat on selection committees for these types of conferences, be willing to share any tips on abstract writing?

A1 (12/4/11): An old-fashioned approach has worked for me: have new evidence that shapes our underdstanding of something interesting and/or contributes to an ongoing discourse. In this case, the abstract should describe the evidence, make a claim that the evidence supports, and explain why anyone should care about such a claim (and thus the evidence)—especially if it's not obvious.

A2 (12/10/2011): You might be interested in seeing the handout and notes found on the SMT site at ; on this web page you will find some guidelines, hints, as well as some samples of proposals that have been accepted in the past..

A3 (1/2/2012): Successful abstracts from AMS National 2011 at Good luck everyone!

Q: 12/2/11: I've got CV question: I've been told that you should NOT put talks given at your home institution for your department/colleagues on your CV, but I was wondering whether to put graduate-student symposia, for which you successfully submitted a paper in a competitve submission process, on the CV? If so, at what point should you take it off (after your first presentation at any type of professional conference, after acceptance to one of the "big ones" (to quote 12/1)? Thoughts?

A1: 12/5/11: Absolutely put grad conferences on CVs- they are important conferences, more competitive than one might think (as steering committee member for a grad conference last year, our accept rate was about 1/3), and can also show breadth of knowledge if you're, say, doing a side topic that's not in your diss field. That being said, I've been told doing lots of grad conferences (more than 2-3) then becomes serious padding. As for the first, why not? It is, after all, a scholarly presentation for one's peers. Also, since such talks are either done in fulfillment of degree requirements, as a result of interdisciplinary connections, or subject to competitive processes (i.e. university-wide grad student lecture series), most people don't have the opportunity to do more than 1 or 2, removing the "padding" aspect.

Q: 01/27/12: Is it considered bad form to submit two proposals/abstracts (for two distinct papers) to a single conference, then retract one if both are chosen?

A1 (2/1/12): Yes.

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