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Midwest Graduate Music Consortium, 2011 Graduate Student Conference
Illuminations: Knowing Our World Through Music

March 25-26, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Music

The 15th annual meeting of the Midwest Graduate Music Consortium (MGMC) will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on 25-26 March, 2011. Kiri Miller (Brown University) will serve as the keynote speaker. We welcome abstracts written by undergraduate and graduate students pertaining to musicology, ethnomusicology, music analysis, cognition, theory, pedagogy, performance, composition, education, and all other music-related subjects.

This year’ s theme “ Illuminations: Knowing Our World Through Music” is designed to encourage submissions that consider the role of music in allowing us to see the world in numerous and different ways. Proposals that explore this process of knowing the world through music are encouraged. Selected presentations will be limited to twenty-minute talks, followed by ten additional minutes of questions and comments.

Please submit abstracts electronically, either as a PDF or Word document attachment, to Richard Adams at uwmgmc@gmail.com. Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and must be received by Monday 3rd January, 2011. Each applicant must submit their abstract in an attachment that contains the title of their presentation but does not contain their name, email address, affiliation, or other identifying features. The e-mail accompanying this abstract should include the applicant’s name, affiliation, email address, and phone number and should also list the technological aids needed for the proposed presentation (e.g. piano, CD-player, LCD-projector, etc.) Each applicant may submit up to two abstracts, but only one will be accepted for presentation.

Proposals will be evaluated anonymously, and applicants will be informed of the evaluation committee’ s decision by Tuesday 1st February, 2011. We will select proposals based on originality, clarity, and appropriateness for oral presentation.

For further information about MGMC or if you have any questions please consult our website, http://gamsa.rso.wisc.edu/MGMC2011 or email the conference committee at uwmgmc@gmail.com.