18th Annual Western University Graduate Symposium on Music

[CFP Deadline: May 31st, 2017]

August 25-26th 2017

von Kuster Hall, University of Western Ontario

London Ontario, Canada

The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 18th annual Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM), August 25th–26th, 2017. This year Dr. Julie Pedneault-Deslauriers (University of Ottawa) will be delivering the keynote address, and Dr. Jonathan De Souza (Western University) will be leading a graduate student workshop entitled “Musical Instruments and Embodied Performance.”

The program committee invites graduate students of all disciplines to submit proposals for papers on any aspect of music, including but by no means limited to music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music education, composition, and performance. We welcome papers on any topic, and encourage a diversity of excellence in research across many fields. The deadline for submission is May 31st, 2017 at 4:00pm EST. 

Presentations are limited to 20 minutes, with a 10-minute question period. All submissions must include the title of the paper and a proposal not exceeding 350 words. Proposals should not include supplementary materials or figures and should not include your name or other identifying information. Please send submissions in MS Word format (.doc or .docx) to wugsom2017 -at- gmail.com. In your cover email, please include your name, institutional affiliation, year in program, preferred email address, phone number, and required equipment for the proposed presentation.  For further information please see http://sogsim.com/conference-2017/

Applicants for the graduate student workshop should email wugsom2017 -at- gmail.com with a cover email (see above) and a brief statement about their research interests and background. Workshop space is limited to 15 participants, and participants will be selected by random draw from the pool of eligible applicants.


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