Society for Christian Scholarship in Music Annual Meeting

February 9-11, 2017

Scripps College, Claremont, CA

The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music seeks proposals for its
upcoming annual meeting.

*SUBMISSION DEADLINE:* *October 1, 2016*.

Individual papers, panels, and lecture recitals on any topic related to
music and the study of Christianity are welcome. Individual papers are 25
minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and
lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of
approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and
analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

SCSM encourages submissions from current graduate students. A $250 prize
will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the
2017 meeting.

The Society for Christian Scholarship in Music is an association of
scholars interested in exploring the intersections of Christian faith and
musical scholarship. We are an ecumenical association, reflecting the
world-wide diversity of Christian traditions, and seeking to learn from
scholars outside those traditions Conference registration is open to all
interested persons: undergraduate and graduate students, as well as
independent and affiliated scholars. For more information about SCSM and
about previous conferences, see

*Individual Proposals* should clearly describe the argument, evidence, and
research findings, situate the work in relation to previous scholarship,
and articulate how the research contributes to Christian scholarship in
music. The identity of the author should not be divulged in the body of the
proposal. Maximum length: 350 words.

*Lecture-Recital Proposals *should identify the music to be performed and
clearly describe the substance of the 25-minute lecture component as
outlined for Individual Proposals.  Maximum length: 350 words.

*Panel Proposals *should include a summary of the importance of the panel
topic by the panel organizer (maximum length 350 words). The organizer
should also include a proposal for each paper prepared by individual
panelists following the guidelines for Individual Proposals, along with
each panelist’s contact information. Panel Proposals will be considered
only as a whole, the session’s coherence being an essential part of the
evaluation process.

*Program Committee Procedures: *Only the Program Chair is privy to the
identity of each proposer until the final stage of the selection process.
Proposals are first independently assessed on a scale from zero to five by
all three committee members, after which the scores are collated, averaged,
and ranked accordingly. Following discussion of the results by all
committee members, all but two or three of the available presentation slots
are filled based on the final rankings.  In a final stage, the authors of
the proposals are revealed and the final slots are filled, with the
committee looking for opportunities to achieve as fair and broad a
representation among varying approaches and presenters as possible.

Please send submissions or questions to scsm.scripps.2017 -at-
Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 pm on
*October 1, 2016*. Proposals will not be accepted after this date.


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