2018 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference (31st)
April 27-28, 2018
Washington State University ◊ Pullman, Washington
 

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

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its 31st Regional Conference on April 27–28, 2018, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for papers, panels, lecture-recitals, performances, workshops, poster sessions, 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.

The Program Committee solicits the broadest representation of topics within our profession, including global musics, new technologies, popular genres, innovative teaching models, multidisciplinary issues, cross-cultural perspectives, history, analysis, career issues, influences of race and gender, and pedagogy, especially the transmission and acquisition of music in formal and informal settings in different cultures. Proposals that tie into the national topic “Diversity and Inclusion” are particularly encouraged. The Committee welcomes proposals from faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational settings. Students are particularly encouraged to apply; we recommend working on your proposal with a professor to ensure the highest of quality.

Please note: Students are particularly encouraged to apply. There is a separate call for Student Participation.  We recommend working on your proposal with a professor to ensure the highest of quality.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • Papers are limited to 25 minutes. A paper is a presentation of research or a significant discovery. It is usually a spoken presentation but may include significant audio or visual documentation or support.

  • Panels are limited to 25 minutes. A panel provides the opportunity to examine a topic via multiple perspectives. A panel will have at least two panelists and may include a moderator.

  • Workshops are limited to 25 minutes. A workshop is a hands-on, interactive session designed to enable conference attendees to learn about methods, resources, or products.

  • Lecture-recitals are limited to 25 minutes. Lecture-recitals provide opportunities for a combination of speaking and performing.

  • Proposers are welcome to submit poster presentation proposals. Posters present an idea or project via a compelling visual display. Time will be scheduled during the conference for poster presenters to interact with attendees regarding their research. Students are particularly encouraged to consider submitting posters for the conference and a special call for student posters is forthcoming.

  • Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all co-presenters regarding their interest and availability. Proposals not listing all participants will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

  • All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for and attend the full conference.

  • Proposers agree to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.

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

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


ELIGIBILITY

The Primary proposer must be a current member of The College Music Society. Persons interested in submitting a proposal should check their membership status well in advance of the submission deadline. Please note the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1–2 business days.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION POLICY

A maximum submission of TWO proposals per person is allowed.


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

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

  • Proposals that require an organ will not be accepted.

  • 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 proposal’s title & format.
    2. An abstract of 250 words or less.

      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 required equipment and Internet needs.
    4. Contact information for your co-presenter, if applicable.
    5. A biography of all involved persons (250-word maximum per person), 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 also include a brief .mp3 recording of the presenter to demonstrate proficiency. Sound files may accompany other submissions but are not required.

Please Note:

  • The name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title or abstract, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters 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.

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


TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
  • Proposers will be notified no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • Presenters must be registered by Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to confirm his/her participation in the conference.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Sophia Tegart, Program Chair, 2018 CMS-PNW 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 Pacific Northwest Chapter of the College Music Society will hold its 31st annual conference April 27–28, 2018, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. The PNW Chapter’s Composition Committee welcomes CMS members, including faculty members, retirees, students, and independent musicians, to submit compositions to be included in a recital of works by CMS composers and performers.

Please note: Student composers who wish to submit may do so here, or through the Call for Student Participation. The same rules for this Call apply to your submission through the Call for Student Participation.

Please note: Proposals for performances, lecture recitals, papers, panels, workshops, and posters are to be submitted separately in response to the Call for Performances, Call for Program Participation, or the Call for Student 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 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 is 1-2 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. Please 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 Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
  • Proposers will be notified no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018
  • Presenting composers must be registered by Tuesday, February 13, 2018, to confirm their participation in the conference.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Tom Baker, Composition Chair, 2018 CMS-PNW 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 Pacific Northwest Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its 31st Regional Conference on April 27–28, 2018, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

The Program Committee invites proposals from CMS performers for the Performer’s Recital. Solo and chamber works (8 or fewer performers) from all styles and periods are welcome.

Please 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.

Please note: Students may submit either via this call, or through the Call for Student Participation. The Call for Student Participation has a later due date and is designed to encourage more student involvement.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • 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 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. It is not necessary for collaborators to be current members at the time of submission; however, 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 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.

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 Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
  • Proposers will be notified of acceptance no later than Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
  • Presenters must be registered by Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to confirm his/her participation in the conference.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Sophia Tegart, Program Chair, 2018 CMS-PNW 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. MST on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its 31st Regional Conference on April 27–28, 2018, at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for demonstrations, lecture-recitals, panels, papers, performances, posters, and workshops from CMS student members that relate to all aspects of music creation, performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, career considerations, and other areas of interest to the music profession.

The Program Committee solicits the broadest representation of topics within our profession, including global musics, new technologies, popular genres, innovative teaching models, multidisciplinary issues, cross-cultural perspectives, history, analysis, career issues, influences of race and gender, and pedagogy, especially the transmission and acquisition of music in formal and informal settings in different cultures. Proposals that tie into the national topic “Diversity and Inclusion” are particularly encouraged. The Committee welcomes proposals from undergraduate and graduate students from all educational institutions.

Please note: As a student, you are not limited to submitting proposals via the Call for Student Participation. You may submit proposals for consideration via the Call for Program Participation, Call for Performances, and Call for Scores. The Call for Student Participation has a later due date and is designed to encourage more student involvement.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • Demonstrations are limited to 25 minutes. A demonstration enables conference attendees to learn about methods, resources, or products. These differ from workshops in that they are not interactive.

  • Lecture-recitals are limited to 25 minutes. Lecture-recitals provide opportunities for a combination of speaking and performing.

  • Panels are limited to 25 minutes. A panel provides the opportunity to examine a topic via multiple perspectives. A panel will have at least two panelists and may include a moderator.

  • Papers are limited to 25 minutes. A paper is a presentation of research or a significant discovery. It is usually a spoken presentation but may include significant audio or visual documentation or support.

  • Performances are intended to present live music, and speaking is generally limited to brief, introductory comments. Please note: this is not the appropriate venue for featuring the work of CMS composers; rather, composers interested in having their own work performed should respond to the Call for Scores for this conference.

  • Posters present an idea or project via a compelling visual display. Time will be scheduled during the conference for poster presenters to interact with attendees regarding their research. Students are particularly encouraged to consider submitting posters for the conference and a special call for student posters is forthcoming.

  • Workshops are limited to 25 minutes. A workshop is a hands-on, interactive session designed to enable conference attendees to learn about methods, resources, or products.

  • Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all co-presenters regarding their interest and availability. Proposals not listing all participants will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

  • All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for and attend the full conference.

  • Proposers agree to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.

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

  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of others.


ELIGIBILITY

The Primary proposer must be a current member of The College Music Society. Persons interested in submitting a proposal should check their membership status well in advance of the submission deadline. Please note the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1–2 business days.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION POLICY

A maximum submission of TWO proposals per person is allowed.


PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

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

  • Proposals that require an organ will not be accepted.

  • 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 proposal’s title & format.
    2. An abstract of 250 words or less. Performances require program notes in lieu of an abstract, and are also limited to 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 required equipment and Internet needs.
    4. Proposals for lecture-recitals and performances must also include a brief .mp3 recording of the presenter to demonstrate proficiency. Sound files may accompany other submissions but are not required.
    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.

Please Note:

  • The name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title or abstract, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters 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.

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


TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MST on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
  • Proposers will be notified no later than Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
  • Presenters must be registered by Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to confirm his/her participation in the conference.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Sophia Tegart, Program Chair, 2018 CMS-PNW 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.

 

Horace Alexander Young

young horaceHorace Alexander Young, is one of a select group of “triple threat” recording and touring artists who is equally gifted as a multi- instrumentalist (woodwinds, keyboards and percussion), vocal musician and as a highly skilled composer/arranger. Although originally trained in college primarily as a classical flutist, his studies in saxophone were approached as a dual emphasis and his subsequent professional career has reflected this as well.

His varied experiences have led to appearances on over eighty-seven (87) recordings and several international tours and performances with Sam “Lightnin” Hopkins, B.B. King, Bobby McFerrin, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, The Crusaders, The Manhattans, Joe Sample, Regina Belle, The McCoy Tyner Big Band, Johnny Kemp, Abdullah Ibrahim (Dollar Brand), The Temptations, Bubbha Thomas, Gerald Alston, Toots Thielemans, John Blake, Arnett Cobb, Jonathan Butler, Youssou N’ Dour, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Barron, George Coleman, Dwight Sills, Milt Hinton, Dave Liebman, Norman Brown, Don Menza, Marvin Stamm, Betty Carter, Mark Ledford, The Four Tops and countless others. Having performed in eighteen (18) countries across five (5) continents his saxophone, flute and vocal skills have thrilled audiences at major Jazz Festivals in Montreaux, Hamburg, Leipzig, London, Paris, The Hague, British Columbia, Berlin, New York, New Orleans, Tokyo, Houston, Seattle, Gent, Laverkusen and Glasgow.

Mr. Young previously served as Chair of the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (Santa Fe, NM) and Interim Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University -where he conducted the Texas Southern Jazz Experience Big Band and The Joe Sample Jazz Orchestra (with Artist-In-Residence, Joe Sample). Prior to those appointments, he taught on the music faculty at Washington State University (1998-2008), Rutgers University and Sonoma State University.

In addition to maintaining an active performing and recording schedule, Mr. Young is in constant demand as an adjudicator and as a guest performer for numerous festivals and schools throughout the USA, Canada and abroad. He also performs as a sideman with noted recording artists and as a leader of his own group.

Mr. Young’s recent recordings are found on the Pacific Coast Jazz label. As a published author (Improvising Jazz Flute, Music Sales/G.Schirmer) and music journalist, he has contributed articles for SB&O (School Band and Orchestra) Magazine, GIG Magazine, Flute Talk, The Instrumentalist, Flute Focus, Canadian Musician and American Music Teacher.

Horace Alexander Young uses Vandoren saxophone reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures exclusively, and uses SKB cases and AMT Microphones.

Travel Information

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Questions?

Questions regarding this conference should be directed to
Sophia Tegart, 2018 CMS-PNW Program Chair