Midwest Graduate Music Consortium‏

Call for papers
Midwest Graduate Music Consortium 2014
11-12 April 2014
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Music

The 18th annual meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on 11-12 April 2014. Tamara Levitz (UCLA) will serve as the keynote speaker. MGMC is a joint venture organized by graduate students from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison that encourages the presentation of original research and the composition of new music by graduate and advanced undergraduate students.

We welcome abstracts written by graduate and advanced undergraduate students pertaining to musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, cognition, theory, pedagogy, performance, composition, education, and all other music-related subjects. Please submit abstracts electronically, either as a PDF or Word document attachment, to Kelly Hiser at mgmc2014conference@gmail.com. Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and must be received by Friday 3 January 2014 at 5pm central time. Each applicant must submit their abstract in an attachment that contains the title of their presentation but does not contain their name, email address, affiliation, or other identifying features. The email accompanying this abstract should include the applicant’s name, affiliation, email address, and phone number and should also list the technological aids needed for the proposed presentation. Each applicant may submit up to two abstracts, but only one will be accepted for presentation.

Proposals will be evaluated anonymously, and applicants will be informed of the evaluation committee’s decision by Tuesday 3 February 2014. We will select proposals based on originality, clarity, and appropriateness for oral presentation. Selected presentations will be limited to twenty-minute talks, followed by ten additional minutes for questions and comments.

For further information about MGMC please consult our website or email Kelly Hiser at mgmc2014conference@gmail.com.