2018 Great Plains Regional Conference

37th CMS Great Plains Regional Conference
March 17-18, 2018
Wartburg College ◊ Waverly, Iowa
 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, September 25, 2017

The CMS Great Plains Chapter is pleased to announce its Call for Program Participation for its Spring 2018 Regional Conference on March 17–18, 2018 at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for papers, lecture-recitals, posters, workshops, demonstrations, and performances related to all aspects of music in performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, outreach initiatives, and other areas of interest to the music profession.

The Program Committee seeks the broadest representation of topics within the profession including innovative teaching models, multidisciplinary issues, career considerations, gender influences, popular genres, technologies, global music, and pedagogy. The Program Committee invites proposals from independent musicians, students, team presentations, faculty and retired faculty from all music disciplines.

NOTE: Proposals for scores are to be submitted separately in response to the Call for Scores.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

  1. All proposers must be members of The College Music Society. Please allow three business days for the Execute Office to process membership applications if you are not yet a member and check your membership status before submitting a proposal.

  2. Proposers must communicate with all co-presenters prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals which do not list all participants will be deemed incomplete and likely will not be considered.

  3. Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.

  4. Proposers may submit up to TWO proposals for the conference.

  5. All persons whose work is selected for the program must register for the full conference.

  6. It is understood that proposers (papers, panels, lecture-recitals) are willing to present on either day of the conference should their proposal(s) be accepted.

  7. Electronic submissions are required; please do not mail proposals.

  8. The name or affiliation of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title or abstract. All submissions are evaluated anonymously. Any proposal that includes the name of the proposer or affiliation is likely to be rejected.

  9. The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters.
  10. Include the following information in the proposal:
    1. The proposal’s title & format.
    2. An abstract not exceeding 250 words. 
      Preparing an Abstract—The Program Committee chooses presentations based primarily on the abstract as submitted, so it is important to write an abstract that the Committee will understand and can evaluate fairly. The purpose of the abstract is to convey to the reader what will be said in the presentation. Do not merely describe the subject or list the topics to be covered. Rather, state the main point of the presentation, outline the subsidiary points, and summarize the evidence offered, so that someone who has not heard the presentation can know in brief what it will say and can evaluate its contribution to our knowledge and understanding of music. The abstract, like the presentation itself, should be clear to an audience of musicians and music educators of all kinds, not just to those with a narrow specialty. While it may be necessary to set the context or lay out the problem to be addressed, this should be kept to a minimum.

    3. A list of needed equipment, including audio and visual.      
    4. Contact information for your co-presenter, if applicable.      
    5. A biography of all involved persons (250-word maximum per person), if applicable. If your presentation includes 3 or more persons, download this spreadsheet, save the file using your name as the file name (e.g., smith-john.xlsx), and complete the requested information for each involved person. You will be required to upload this completed file with your proposal. 
    6. Proposals for lecture-recitals must include a brief recording of the presenter. The repertoire submitted in the recording need not be the same as the music in the proposal.
  11. Submissions that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered.


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

The College Music Society's conference submission process is powered by Submittable. To submit a proposal, please (1) log in to the CMS members-only website using your user name and password and then (2) click the 'Submit' button at the bottom of this call. You will be directed to Submittable to complete your proposal. If you don't already have a Submittable account, you will be prompted to establish one. (Click here for help using Submittable and to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.)


TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, September 25, 2017.

Proposers will be notified no later than October 19, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Lynn Worcester Jones
Program Chair, 2018 CMS Great Plains Regional Conference

You must be a CMS member to submit a proposal.
Please log in and the 'Submit' button will appear in this location. Or, click here to join CMS.

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, September 25, 2017

The CMS Great Plains Chapter is pleased to announce its Call for Program Participation for its Spring 2018 Regional Conference on March 17–18, 2018 at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals from CMS for solo and small ensemble performances. All styles and periods are welcome.

NOTE: This is not the appropriate venue for performers wishing to be considered for a 25-minute lecture-recital. A separate Call for Program participation has been issued for the conference program at large. This is not the appropriate venue for submitting original compositions; works of new music by CMS composers must be submitted in response to the separate Call for Scores.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS

  • Performance time is limited to between 12–15 minutes per proposer, inclusive of instrument set-up and tear-down.

  • Performers must provide their own instruments, including all percussion (except a piano, which will be provided).

  • Proposers must communicate with all collaborators 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. Accompanists are considered collaborators. If invited to the program, every person involved in the presentation must join CMS.

  • All performers selected for the program are expected to register for and attend the full conference.

  • Performers must be willing to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.

  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted performers.


ELIGIBILITY

The performer submitting the proposal must be a member of The College Music Society at the time of submission. If accepted, all performers will be required to become members in order to participate on the conference program.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION POLICY

To encourage diversity of programming, each performer or ensemble may submit only one submission in response to this call.


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

  • Electronic submissions are required. Proposals sent by mail will not be considered.

  • Performances requiring two pianos will not be considered; however, single piano works for 4-hands are welcome. Additionally, performances requiring organ will not be considered. Works including harpsichord will be considered.

  • Submission of a single work is preferred. If multiple works are included, all should be of a single composer’s work or should follow a related theme.

  • The College Music Society's conference submission process is powered by Submittable. To submit a proposal, please (1) log in to the CMS members-only website using your user name and password and then (2) click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this call. You will be directed to Submittable to complete your proposal. If you don't already have a Submittable account, you will be prompted to establish one. (Click here for help using Submittable and to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.)

  • Complete proposals include the following:
    1. The performance title.
    2. Complete title/movement(s), composer name(s), composer’s dates, and performance timing.
    3. Program notes not exceeding 250 words.
    4. A list of required equipment.
    5. An .mp3 recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. It is not necessary for the recording to be of the proposed performance; however, the example should be of a comparable style or from a similar historical period.
    6. Biographies of ALL performers (a maximum of 250 words per person). Ensemble biographies may briefly address the achievements of each ensemble member. however, separate biographies of each individual performer are not requested in this case.
    7. Contact details for all collaborators, including an email address, mailing address, and phone number for each person. Pianists must be named in this section. If your performance includes 3 or more persons, download this spreadsheet, save the file using your name as the file name (e.g., smith-john.xlsx), and complete the requested information for each involved person. You will be required to upload this completed file with your proposal.

Please note: The name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title, abstract, program notes, or file names of submitted audio samples, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or collaborators will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may, however, appear in submitted biographies and in the “Collaborators” section of the proposal, as the review committee will not have access to this part of the application.


TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Central Time on September 25, 2017.

Proposers will be notified of acceptance no later than Tuesday, October 19, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Lynn Worcester Jones
Program Chair, 2018 CMS Great Plains Regional Conference

You must be a CMS member to submit a proposal.
Please log in and the 'Submit' button will appear in this location. Or, click here to join CMS.

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The CMS Great Plains Chapter is pleased to announce its Call for Program Scores for its Spring 2018 Regional Conference on March 17–18, 2018 at Wartburg College in Waverly, IA.

Please note: Proposals for presentations, performances, lecture recitals, papers, workshops, lectures, and posters are to be submitted separately in response to the Call for Performances and Call for Program Participation.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • While compositions of any length may be submitted, works that exceed 10 minutes may need to be excerpted for the CMS concert program.

  • Electronic works will be limited to two-channel stereo. Tape-alone pieces and tape-plus-live-performer Solo fixed-media, fixed-media with live performers, and live-electronic works are encouraged.

  • Proposers are responsible for providing performers and providing all instruments except for piano, which is available onsite. The host institution will not provide performers. The host institution does not have an organ.

  • All composers selected are required to register for and attend the conference. Registration is not required of performers on concerts of works by CMS composers unless these persons plan to attend sessions in addition to the one in which they are performing.

  • It is understood that proposers are willing to have their work performed on either day of the conference, should their proposals be accepted.

  • The College Music Society will not award or reimburse travel monies for accepted composers, or for any performers.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Proposers must be members of The College Music Society. Please note the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals three business days. Persons interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to check their membership status well in advance of the submission deadline.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION POLICY

  • A maximum submission of TWO works per person is allowed. Members may also submit proposals for program participation in other parts of the conference, including papers and/or lecture-recitals.


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

  • Electronic submissions are required. Proposals sent by mail will not be considered.

  • The College Music Society's conference submission process is powered by Submittable. To submit a proposal, please (1) log in to the CMS members-only website using your user name and password and then (2) click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this call. You will be directed to Submittable to complete your proposal. If you don't already have a Submittable account, you will be prompted to establish one. (Click here for help using Submittable and to view a list of Frequently Asked Questions.)

  • A complete proposal includes:
    1. The score title, instrumentation, and duration, rounding up to the nearest half minute.
    2. A PDF copy of the full score. The score may be notated at concert pitch or transposed, but the composer is asked to make this clear for the performer.
    3. MP3 sound-files for all electronic works. MP3 files should not contain the composer's name either in the name of the file or in the file itself, such as in the properties of the file. MP3 recordings of acoustic works are encouraged but are not required. If MP3 files are submitted, they should not contain the composer's name either in the name of the file or in the file itself, such as in the properties of the file.
    4. Program notes not exceeding 250 words.
    5. A list of required equipment.
    6. A brief biography of the composer (250-word maximum).
    7. Name of performing ensemble, if applicable.
    8. Biography of ensemble or performer(s) (maximum total text of 250 words). Ensemble biographies may briefly address the achievements of each ensemble member; however, separate biographies of each individual performer are not requested in this case.
    9. Contact details for all performers, including an email address, mailing address, and phone number for each person. If your performance includes 3 or more performers, download this spreadsheet, save the file using your name as the file name (e.g., smith-john.xlsx), and complete the requested information for each involved person. You will be required to upload this completed file with your proposal.

Please note:
The name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear on the score or parts, in program notes, or in the file names of submitted audio samples, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the composer or collaborators will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may, however, appear in submitted biographies and in the “Performers” section of the proposal, as the review committee will not have access to this part of the application. Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.


TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain Daylight Time on October 3, 2017.

Proposers will be notified no later than October 27, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:

Dr. Jacob Tews, 2018 CMS-GP Composition Chair

You must be a CMS member to submit a proposal.
Please log in and the 'Submit' button will appear in this location. Or, click here to join CMS.