Call for Papers

Schulich School of Music
McGill University
Montréal, QC, Canada
March 12–14, 2010

The Music Graduate Student Society of McGill University is pleased to announce a call for papers for our annual Graduate Music Symposium!

This year we are excited to welcome Professor Matthew Brown of the Eastman School of Music, who will deliver a keynote address on Schenkerian theory and rock music titled “ ‘The Heinrich Maneuver’: Cognitive Consequences and Cultural Repercussions.” A scholar renowned for the diversity of his musical expertise, Professor Brown is the author of Debussy’s “Iberia” (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Explaining Tonality: Schenkerian Theory and Beyond (University of Rochester Press, 2005).

We welcome abstracts (approximately 300 words) in any area of music research. Proposals are invited within—but not limited to—ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, music education, music technology, sound recording, music psychology, performance, and composition. Lecture recitals and special sessions of 2–4 panelists are also encouraged. Special session proposals must include a separate 300 word proposal for the session as a whole in addition to individual proposals for each panelist.

Both abstracts and presentations may be in either English or French. All submissions must be received by Friday, January 15, 2010. Please send your abstracts—without any personal identification to allow for anonymous review—within an MS Word document (.doc, .docx, .rtf) and also include your abstract within the body of your email along with your name, address, telephone number, and academic affiliation. For the subject heading, please write “Symposium Abstract Submission” and follow the following naming format when submitting word files: surname_abstract.docx

Please direct your submissions and any questions to