Deadline: 15 January 2014
Music Theory Midwest is pleased to announce its 25rd annual conference on April 25-26, 2014 at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Music Theory Midwest invites scholars from all geographic regions to submit proposals on any area of music theory and analysis for our annual conference, which will feature keynote speaker Deborah Stein and our fourth annual pre-conference workshop, led by Nicole Biamonte. As is traditional at MTMW, we encourage proposals on composers, musicians, and events with significant anniversaries in 2014, and we welcome proposals for special sessions devoted to these or any other particular topic.
Notable anniversaries in 2014:
1714: C.W. Gluck and C.P.E. Bach born.
1814: Beethoven, Fidelio (3rd version)
1864: Richard Strauss born.
1914: Sun Ra and Carlo Maria Giulini born; Ravel, Piano Trio; Stravinsky, Le rossignol; Vaughan Williams, The Lark Ascending; W.C. Handy, St. Louis Blues; Detroit Symphony Orchestra founded.
1964: Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show; Film version of My Fair Lady; passing of Cole Porter, Nacio Herb Brown (Singin’ in the Rain, You Stepped out of a Dream, Temptation), Eric Dolphy, and Pierre Monteaux
Proposal Instructions and Guidelines
INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS: Papers should not have been previously presented at national conferences nor previously published. Only one proposal per submitter will be considered. Papers should be planned for presentation in twenty minutes followed by ten minutes for questions. In some cases the program committee may recommend that a proposal be presented as a poster. Submitters may indicate a preference to present their work in a poster session.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted electronically via the MTMW website at http://www.mtmw.org/index.php/2014onlinesubmissions. Submissions are due no later than January 15, 2014. The online form serves as the cover letter, while the abstract and any supplemental materials are to be submitted as a single document in .pdf format. The submission page at the MTMW website includes additional details.
KOMAR AWARD: The Arthur J. Komar Award for best student paper will be presented at the conclusion of the meeting. Student presenters who wish to be considered for this award must indicate this in the online submission form. For the purposes of this award, "student" status terminates with the receipt of a terminal degree or employment in a full-time position. Additional information and a list of past recipients can be found at the MTMW website.
NOTIFICATION: Those submitting proposals will receive notification of the program committee’s decision by early March.
MTMW 2014 PROGRAM COMMITTEE:
Matthew Arndt (University of Iowa)
James Bungert (University of Wisconsin)
Johanna Devaney (The Ohio State University)
Karen Fournier (University of Michigan)
Roman Ivanovitch (Indiana University)
Brad Osborn (University of Kansas)
Catherine Losada (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music) ex-officio as MTMW President
MTMW 2014 LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS:
Ian Bates (Lawrence Conservatory)