Call for Papers

The Music Graduate Students' Society of McGill University is pleased to announce a call for papers for its 2007 Graduate Students' Symposium. Pierre Daniel Rheault, President of the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and Guest Professor at the Schulich School of Music, will be the keynote speaker. His talk is tentatively titled: "Multimedia Music (Film, tv, gaming, pods, portable phones, etc): A Genre Asking for Immediate Help."

McGill's symposium is dedicated to fostering research in all areas of music. We encourage presentations on topics from the fields of musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology, music education, composition, music technology, sound recording, music cognition, and performance (in the form of lecture-recitals).

Papers should be approximately 20 minutes, and lecture recitals may be up to 40 minutes. A 10-minute question period will follow each presentation.

Proposal abstracts should be submitted electronically by Friday, January 19, 2007. Please note the following instructions for submission:

  1. Attach your abstract (300-400 words) as a Word document without personal identification.
  2. Incorporate your abstract (300-400 words) into the body of the email along with your name, address, telephone number, and academic affiliation.
  3. In the subject field of your email, please write: "Symposium Abstract Submission."
  4. Include in your email any special equipment (e.g. overhead projector, stereo) you will require for your presentation.

Abstracts should be suitable for publication in the symposium program. All abstracts will be judged anonymously.

Please direct questions and submit proposals to: