CfP: Confounding Expectations: Musical Intersections (University of Calgary)

School of Creative and Performing Arts & Music, University of Calgary, 2015 Graduate Student Conference:
“Confounding Expectations: Musical Intersections”
April 28–29, 2015 – Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary
Deadline: January 9, 2015
Keynote: Benjamin Piekut (Cornell University)

The graduate students of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts, Music, are pleased to announce a call for papers for their 2015 Graduate Student Conference entitled Confounding Expectations: Musical Intersections. The conference will take place on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in the Rozsa Centre on the U of C campus.

The aim of the conference is to provide a collegial environment in which graduate students can present their research and form professional connections. We encourage submissions from graduate students in musicology, theory, music education, performance, sonic arts and composition. In keeping with the interdisciplinary goals of the School of Creative and Performing Arts, we will also welcome submissions from graduate students from other disciplines, such as but not only dance, drama, linguistics, etc. who are working on music topics or music-related topics. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Benjamin Piekut, Professor of Music at Cornell University.

Presentations should be no longer than twenty minutes and lecture-recitals no longer than forty minutes. A ten-minute question period will follow each presentation. Abstracts should be approximately 350 words and must contain no information that could identify you or your institution. Be sure to attach the official submission form to your abstract. All abstracts will be evaluated anonymously and should be suitable for publication in the conference program. Submissions must be received by 23:59 MST, Friday January 9, 2015. The chosen presenters will be notified on or before Friday, February 13, 2014.

Proposals should be sent electronically to musicgradconference at If you have any questions regarding possible formats of submission, these may also be directed electronically to the above email address. A description of the performance venue, forms, and other general information can be found at our website

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