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The 24th annual meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium will take place March 6-7 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. This conference will showcase original graduate scholarship and performances, and seeks to interrogate “Music(s) at the Margins” of graduate study. While a variety of scores and paper topics are encouraged, we especially welcome submissions addressing the ways in which prevailing musical, cultural, methodological, and disciplinary tendencies engage with (or produce) margins in the study of music and musical experience. This year’s conference will feature a keynote address delivered by Dr. Naomi André of the University of Michigan.

MGMC is a joint venture organized by graduate students from the University of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and, recently, the University of Iowa that promotes the presentation of original research and the composition of new music by graduate and advanced undergraduate students. The Midwest Graduate Music Consortium invites paper and performance submissions for its upcoming conference. We welcome proposals pertaining broadly to topics falling under the disciplinary classifications of music studies (ethno/musicology, music theory, performance, and pedagogy) and sound studies, as well as related inter- and transdisciplinary topics.

Call for Submissions:
Paper submissions should not exceed 300 words and, if necessary, may include a single supplemental page of musical examples, figures, tables, etc. Selected presentations will be no longer that twenty minutes. Score submissions may include, but are not limited to, musical scores, sound art, performance art, video, dance, and plastic arts, but must in some way be related to music. Instrumentation must not exceed that of the resident Center for New Music Ensemble (1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 percussion, piano, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, and 1 bass) but may include any combination thereof. The length of any piece should not exceed 8–10 minutes and the submission of an accompanying audio or video recording is encouraged, although not required.

Please send submissions electronically, in PDF, Word, or mp3 formats, to the program committee at MidwestGraduateMusicConsortium -at- gmail.com by January 6 at 11:59pm. For further information about MGMC please visit www.mgmc2020.wordpress.com; for questions concerning submissions, email Arthur Scoleri (arthur-scoleri -at- uiowa.edu). 
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