Call for Papers


The Music Graduate Students' 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 Elaine Sisman of The Department of Music at Columbia University, who will deliver a keynote address titled “Haydn's Solar Poetics.” Professor Sisman is the author of Haydn and the Classical Variation (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and editor of Haydn and his World (Princeton University Press, 1997). She specializes in music of the 18th and 19th centuries, and has written on such topics as memory and invention in late Beethoven, ideas of pathétique and fantasia around 1800, the sublime in Mozart’s music, and Brahms’s slow movements.

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 21, 2011. 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 symposium@music.mcgill.ca.


Music Graduate Students' Society (MGSS)
Schulich School of Music
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada