The Society of Graduate Students in Music at Western University is pleased to announce its 20th annual Graduate Symposium on Music (WUGSOM), August 16th–17th, 2019. This year Dr. Michael Klein (Temple University) will deliver the Keynote Address: Five Things (plus or minus 2) that Lacan teaches us about Musical Meaning.

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 Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 4:00 pm 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 wugsom2019 -at- 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

Kind Regards,

The Society of Graduate Students in Music, Western University 


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