Thursday, 20 November 2008

CFP/CFC: Music and Memory (Univ Texas at Austin)

7 MARCH 2009

GAMMA-UT, the Graduate Association of Music and Musicians at UT, announces its ninth annual conference, “Music and Memory,” to be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2009 at The University of Texas at Austin. Graduate students from the areas of music theory, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, and performance will meet to share their research and composers will present their works in a concert to be held that evening.

This year’s keynote speaker is Aaron Fox. Dr. Fox is an associate professor of ethnomusicology at Columbia University, where he is also chair of the Department of Music. His publications include the 2004 book Real Country: Music and Language in Working-Class Culture (Duke University Press) as well as articles on country music, music/language relationships, and working-class culture. Dr. Fox is currently working on a musical heritage repatriation project of field recordings with the Iñupiat community of Barrow, Alaska.

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Call for Papers

GAMMA-UT is soliciting student papers in the areas of music theory, musicology, and ethnomusicology. Papers may deal with any aspect of music research and analysis, particularly those topics that relate to the theme of “Music and Memory.” Prospective presenters should submit an abstract of 250 words or less to by Thursday, January 1st, 2009. Please include your name, email address, mailing address, institutional affiliation and student status. Papers are to be approximately twenty minutes in length and will be followed by a ten-minute question session. Applicants will be notified of the program committee’s decision via e-mail by Sunday, February 1st, 2009.

Questions can be directed to the conference chair Kim Kattari via email:


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