36th Great Lakes Regional Conference
April 6-7, 2018
Otterbein University
Westerville, Ohio
 

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Great Lakes Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce a Call for Program Participation for its 36th Annual Regional Conference on April 6–7, 2018 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. 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, 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 musics, 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 welcomes proposals from students, faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational settings.


GUIDELINES

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


ELIGIBILITY

  • 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 the submission deadline. Please note that 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 (If both are selected by the committee in the blind review process, the committee will select only one of the proposals for presentation).


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.)

  • Complete proposals include the following:
    1. The proposal title and 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 required audio-visual equipment.
    4. Details regarding all personnel involved in the presentation, including complete contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone) and a biography (250-word maximum) for each 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 all additional presenters. 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.


TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Proposers will be notified no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:

Susan Piagentini, 2018 CMS-GL Program 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.

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 

The Great Lakes Chapter of The College Music Society (CMS) will hold the 36th Annual Conference on April 6–7, 2018, on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville, OH.

The Composition Committee welcomes submissions of original works 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 ONE of the following two categories:

Category 1

a) Composers can submit pieces for which they will provide their own performers.  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 piano and full percussion instruments; all other instruments must be provided by the composer, if selected. Composers in need of performers are encouraged to contact those listed on the CMS Player’s Roster.

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

Category 2

Composers can submit pieces for SATB choir with or without piano.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • Two proposals per submitting composer are allowed for this call; pieces must be no more than 10 minutes in length.

  • 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.


ELIGIBILITY

  • Composers must be current members of The College Music Society at the time of submission. 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.


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’s title, instrumentation, and duration, rounding up to the nearest half minute.
    2. 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, as should all parts.
    3. A digital recording of the work. MIDI file/software-synthesis realizations are acceptable. Most audio file formats are supported within Submittable.
    4. Program notes (not to exceed 250 words).
    5. A list of required equipment and Internet needs (Internet connections may include a fee).
    6. A brief biography of the composer (not to exceed 250 words).
    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 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Proposers will be notified no later than Monday, December 18, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Jay C. Batzner, 2018 CMS-GL 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.

 

 

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Great Lakes Chapter of the College Music Society (CMS) will hold its 36th Annual Conference April 6–7, 2018 at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. In keeping with the CMS mission to support the study of music in all its dimensions, the Great Lakes Chapter invites proposals for Lightning Talks.


WHAT ARE LIGHTNING TALKS?

Lightning talks differ substantially from a delivered paper. They are presentations in which imagery supports the message. They are not simply PowerPoint slides with bullet points to deliver content but are a creative endeavor through which thinking is supported and made manifest. Lightning Talks are brief, 5-minute presentations that focus on a single topic, example, idea, project, or technique. Lightning Talks do not attempt to cover all aspects of their subject matter, but present one facet of the idea clearly and succinctly. CMS seeks proposals that push the boundaries of “common sense” and interrogate ideas and conceptions through the use of text, sounds, and images. Those who are accepted will be asked to send prior to the conference PowerPoint slides or other moving images to highlight and underscore the points in their presentation.


EXAMPLES

For an example of an award-winning Lightning Talk, given in 3 minutes, 30 seconds, please watch the following YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hghpuxCHTc.

For further information on giving Lightning Talks, please access: http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2004/07/30/lightningtalk.html


CONSIDERATIONS

  • All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program must register for and attend the conference.

  • It is understood that participants are willing to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.


ELIGIBILITY

  • 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 the submission deadline. Please note that the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1–2 business days.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • A maximum submission of ONE proposal per person is allowed. If the topic is different from a longer format such as a Lecture-Recital or Paper Presentation, then it is possible that a presenter could be accepted for a Lightning Talk and a longer format.

  • Lightning Talk submissions should not duplicate work submitted in response to the Call for Program Participation.


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.)
  • Complete proposals include the following:
    1. the proposal title;
    2. an abstract not exceeding 250 words;
    3. A list of required equipment and Internet needs.
    4. a biography of the presenter not exceeding 250 words.

Please note:

  • PowerPoint slides are not required in the proposal.

  • The presenter’s name or affiliation should not appear in the title or abstract, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer will be disqualified. The name and affiliation may, however, appear in the submitted biography, 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 Wednesday, September 20, 2017.
Proposers will be notified no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Susan Piagentini, 2018 CMS-GL Program 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.

 

 

Questions?

Questions regarding this conference should be directed to:
Susan Piagentini, 2018 CMS-GL Program Chair