Pacific-Southwest and Northern California Chapters of the AMS Spring 2017
Joint Meeting
CFP Deadline: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Conference date: Saturday and Sunday, April 29–30, 2017
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Conference venue: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

The joint meeting of the Pacific-Southwest and Northern California Chapters
of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday all day and
Sunday morning, April 29 and 30, at the University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA. Proposals are invited for papers or other scholarly
presentations (like lecture-recitals) on any subject of musicological
interest. Papers or presentations should require no more than 30 minutes
for full delivery, plus 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. For
further details, please see the chapter websites.

This meeting will also feature the competition for the Ingolf Dahl Memorial
Award in Musicology, which is given annually to the best student paper
presented at the conference. Students must be currently enrolled in
institutions within the boundaries of our two chapters. Details concerning
the Dahl Competition may be found on the chapter websites. All students are
strongly encouraged to work with faculty mentors to ensure that their
papers are ready for professional presentation. Dahl Competition abstracts
will be assessed separately by a committee chaired by last year’s winner,
Alison Maggart, and will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
organization and writing, innovation and contribution to the field,
methodology, and potential for publication and future research. Three
finalists will be chosen, all of whom will present their papers in the
Sunday morning session of the meeting. An evaluation committee selected
from those present at the meeting will then decide which paper receives the

Those wishing to make a presentation at the joint meeting should submit an
abstract of not more than 350 words by Saturday, March 25, along with the
proposed title, author's name and institutional affiliation, and a list of
the equipment necessary for the presentation. All abstracts should be sent
by email to the Pacific-Southwest Chapter Secretary, Kristi Brown-Montesano
(kbrown -at- Students entering the Dahl Competition
should specify in the cover email their intention to participate.


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