2017 South Central Regional Conference

2017 South Central Regional Conference (32nd)
March 30 – April 1, 2017
Henderson State University ◊ Arkadelphia, Arkansas
 

 

Submission Deadline: 12:00 noon CST on Monday, November 21, 2016

The South Central Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce a Call for Program Participation for its Regional Conference taking place March 30–April 1, 2017, at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

The program will include scholarly discourse and the presentation of new music by CMS members, as well as interaction with regional scholars and performers. The Program Committee welcomes proposals for lecture-recitals, panels, papers, performances, workshops, posters, and demonstrations that relate to all aspects of music creation, performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, career considerations, and other areas of interest to the music profession. Click here for a description of proposal formats.

The Program Committee solicits the broadest representation of topics within our profession, including global music, new technologies, popular genres, innovative teaching models, multidisciplinary issues, cross-cultural perspectives, history, analysis, career issues, gender influences, and pedagogy, especially the transmission and acquisition of music in formal and informal settings in different cultures. As always, the Program Committee invites the broadest representation of our profession and its interests, and welcomes proposals from students, faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational settings. Proposals related to the 2017 CMS Common Topic, “Reflect, Celebrate, Innovate,” are particularly welcome.

GUIDELINES

  • Proposers must be members of The College Music Society. Because the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1–2 business days, proposers are encouraged to check their membership status well in advance of their submission.
  • A maximum submission of TWO proposals per person is allowed. Only one may be selected for presentation by the Program Committee.
  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.
  • Proposers must communicate with all co-presenters and/or panel members regarding their interest and availability prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals which do not list all participants will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
  • All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program must register for the full conference.
  • It is understood that participants are willing to present on any day of the conference should their proposals be accepted (the conference will begin on Thursday, March 30 at approximately 1:00 p.m. and end with a concert the evening of Saturday, April 1).
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters.
  • The name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title, abstract, or in any uploaded materials as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Any proposal that identifies the proposer or co-presenters is likely to receive an automatic rejection. Names and affiliations may, however, appear in submitted biographies and in the "Added Presenter" section of the proposal, as the review committee will not have access to this part of the application.
  • Electronic submissions are required. Proposals submitted by regular mail will not be considered.
  1. Complete proposals include the following:
  2. The proposal title, format, and area of specialty;
  3. An abstract not exceeding 250 words;
  4. A brief biography of all involved persons (250-word maximum per person);
  5. A list of required audio-visual equipment or other logistic support;
  6. Proposals for lecture-recitals and performances must also include a brief recording of the presenter to demonstrate proficiency (sound files may accompany other submissions but are not required); and
  7. A list of all personnel involved in the presentation. Panel members, accompanists, and other co-presenters must be named in the final section of the submission form.

Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.

TIMELINE

• Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 noon CST on Monday, November 21, 2016.
• Proposers will be notified no later than Friday, December 2, 2016.

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 2017 CMS-SC Program Chair

 

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Submission Deadline: 12:00 noon CST on Monday, November 21, 2016

The South Central Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its 32nd Regional Conference taking place March 30–April 1, 2017, at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

The Composition Committee welcomes submissions of original works, not longer than 10 minutes in length, to be performed on one or two concerts to be scheduled during the conference. Proposals are welcome from students, faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational settings. Composers may submit works in six categories:

Category 1
a) Composers can submit pieces for which they will either (a) perform their own works or (b) provide their own performer(s). Composers must clearly list, in the program notes portion of their submission, the name(s) of the performer(s). The instruments provided at the conference will be two pianos, and full percussion instruments; all other instruments must be provided by the composer, if selected.

b) Composers can submit electronic pieces for two-channel fixed audio with or without video. Any equipment besides the stage speakers and video projector will need to be provided by the composer.

Category 2
Composers can submit pieces for a moderately-sized Chamber Wind Ensemble (8-23 players) consisting of student woodwinds, brass, and/or percussion.

Category 3
Composers can submit pieces for solo piano or with two-channel fixed audio, to be performed by faculty members of HSU.

Category 4
Composers can submit pieces for the following solo instruments, with or without piano or fixed electronics: horn, euphonium, trombone, clarinet, voice (baritone and soprano), to be performed by faculty members of HSU; particularly welcome are works for a faculty trio of horn, euphonium/trombone, and tuba, and works for a duo of soprano and clarinet or trio of soprano, clarinet, and piano.

Category 5
Composers can submit pieces for Brass Quintet, Trombone Choir, Brass Band, any combination of brass instruments, Flute Choir, Flute Quartet, and Clarinet Quartet, to be performed by student ensembles.

Category 6
Composers can submit pieces for the student Percussion Ensemble (up to six players) or for solo percussionist.

Note: Composers must indicate within their submission which of the above categories applies to their score.

GUIDELINES

  • Proposers must be members of The College Music Society.
  • Persons interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to check their membership status well in advance of their submission.
  • A total of TWO proposals per submitting composer are allowed for the call.
  • Composers making a Category 1 submission must communicate with their performers regarding their interest and availability prior to submitting a proposal.
  • Proposals which do not list all performers in the biography section of the submission will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
  • Submissions are evaluated anonymously. The composer’s name must not appear in the program notes, on score, in the file names for uploaded materials, or in any supplementary materials. Identifying marks of any kind will result in an automatic rejection. Names may appear in the biography section only, as the review committee will not have access to this part of the application.
  • All composers whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for and attend the conference. Note: Performers who attend the conference only as the guest performer of a composer (i.e., do not attend the luncheon or other conference sessions) are not required to pay the conference registration fee.
  • Composers must be willing to have their works performed on either day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted composers nor any performers.
  • Electronic submissions are required. Proposals sent by mail will not be considered.
  • Complete proposals include the following:
  1. The score title, instrumentation, and duration of work.
  2. Program notes (not to exceed 250 words).
  3. Composers must indicate at the top of this section which category (1–6 above) applies to their submission.
  4. A brief biography of the composer (not to exceed 250 words). If the composer will provide performers, then biographies of ALL performers (250-word maximum per person) must also be added to the biography field, directly underneath the bio of the composer.
  5. A PDF copy of the full score and individual parts (anonymous). The score may be notated at concert pitch or transposed but the composer is asked to make this clear in the score. Multi-movement scores should be merged into a single PDF file (score file #1), as should all parts (score file #2). For assistance, please contact the CMS Executive Office. MP3 files of the work. MIDI file/software-synthesis realizations are acceptable. Maximum size for each file is 25 MB.

Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.


TIMELINE

• Proposals must be submitted by 12:00 noon CST onMonday, November 21, 2016.
• Proposers will be notified no later than Friday, December 2, 2016.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Composition Review Committee Chair

 

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 Questions?

Questions regarding this conference may be directed to:
Phillip Schroeder, 2017 CMS-SC Program Chair
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