2020 CMS Pacific Southwest Conference (7th)

7th Pacific Southwest Conference
March 13-15, 2020
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

Submission Deadline:  12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Pacific Southwest chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 7th Conference, Music and Social Justice: Issues in Diversity, Sustainability, and Engagement, March 13–15, 2020, at Northern Arizona University, located in scenic Flagstaff, Arizona near the Grand Canyon.

The Program Committee welcomes proposals for demonstrations, discussion forums, panels, scholarly research papers, posters, and workshops relating to all aspects of music creation, performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, career considerations, and other areas of interest to the music professional. The Committee invites the broadest representation from the music profession and its interests, and welcomes proposals from students, faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational and professional settings.

The Program Committee particularly encourages, and will give priority to, proposals that address music and social justice perspectives in the widest possible sense, including issues focused on music and diversity, sustainability, and global and/or civic engagement.


CONSIDERATIONS

  • Demonstrations enable conference attendees to learn about methods, resources, or tools, and differ from workshops in that they are not interactive. Demonstrations are limited to 25 minutes.
  • Discussion Forums create a venue for attendees to interact and discuss specific topics related to the profession. While moderated, most of the information and knowledge sharing is generated by the audience rather than the presenter. Forums are less formal than speaker-led presentations. Forums are typically 55 minutes.
  • Panels provide an opportunity to examine a topic in depth. A panel comprises at least two panelists and is facilitated by a moderator. The moderator may either engage panelists with curated questions or may provide initial remarks before inviting each panelist to share their perspective within a pre-established time frame. Panels might conclude with an audience Q&A session, a summation of key points, and acknowledgements. Panels are typically 55 minutes.
  • Papers are 25-minute presentations of research or a significant discovery. These are spoken presentations but may include audiovisual elements and/or time for Q&A.
  • 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.
  • Workshops enable conference attendees to learn about specific methods, tools, resources, or projects through hands-on interaction, and are generally designed to teach something or develop a specific skill, or set of skills, rather than present original research.
  • 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. If the proposal is accepted, proposers will be asked to communicate with all participants in the presentation to ensure their registration by the end of the calendar year. At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited speakers or guest panelists who are non-music professionals. It is the responsibility of the individual who submits the proposal to, upon acceptance, make conference planners aware of all non-music professionals involved in their presentation and to request such an exemption.
  • 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.
  • Proposals of a commercial nature that promote products or services will not be considered.


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.
  • It is not necessary for co-presenters to be current members at the time of submission; however, if invited to the program, every person involved in the presentation must join CMS.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may submit a maximum of two (2) proposals in response to this Call.
  • Each member may submit a maximum of four (4) proposals to all Calls for this conference.
  • Each member may be added by others as a co-presenter (e.g., panelist or accompanist) to a maximum of two (2) proposals.
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is two (2). If more than two proposals involving the same member are accepted – regardless of whether the member submitted the proposal or was added another member’s proposal – the individual in question must choose in which two presentations s/he will participate.

 

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 proposal’s title & format.
  2. An abstract of 250 words or less.
  3. Optional: You may add up to 3 supporting materials to your proposal. These might include printed music examples, photos, statistics, or relevant data. Do not include lengthy documents, dissertations, CVs, resumes, or PowerPoint presentations.
  4. A list of required equipment and Internet needs.
  5. A biography of the proposer (250-word maximum).
  6. 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 include the requested information for all additional presenters. You will be required to upload this completed file with your proposal.

Please Note: To support the blind review process, the name(s) or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation should not appear in the title or abstract, nor in the file names or body of submitted supplementary materials, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may appear in the “Co-Presenter” section of the proposal and in submitted biographies, however, as the review committee will not have access to this information.

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


TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • Proposers will be notified by Monday, November 18, 2019.

  

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Tamara Thies (California State University, Long Beach)
Program Committee Chair, 2020 CMS-Pacific Southwest 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: 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Pacific Southwest chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 7th Conference, Music and Social Justice: Issues in Diversity, Sustainability, and Engagement, March 13–15, 2020, at Northern Arizona University, located in scenic Flagstaff, Arizona near the Grand Canyon. Concerts will be presented in the School of Music’s new Kitt Recital Hall on the Northern Arizona University campus.

The Program Committee of The College Music Society welcomes proposals for lecture-recitals and performances. The Committee solicits the broadest representation of our profession and its interests, and welcomes proposals from students, faculty, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational and professional settings.

The Program Committee particularly encourages, and will give priority to, proposals that address music and social justice perspectives in the widest possible sense, including issues on diversity, sustainability, and global and/or civic engagement.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Performances are intended to present live music, and speaking is generally limited to brief introductory comments. While these can feature new music, this is not the appropriate submission venue for works by CMS composers. Two types of performances are possible:
  1. Stand-alone Performance: A 25-minute program from a single performer or ensemble may be proposed that features music by one or more composers. The time limit is inclusive of set-up and tear-down.  
  1. Showcase Performance: Brief performances of 10 minutes or less may be proposed which will be included on a larger concert organized by the Program Committee. The time limit is inclusive of set-up and tear-down.     
  • Lecture-recitals are limited to 25 minutes each, inclusive of delivery, discussion, and/or questions as appropriate. Lecture-recitals differ from performances in that they provide opportunities for performing combined with a significant amount of speaking.
  • The same topic may not be submitted as both a lecture-recital and performance.
  • Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all collaborators regarding their interest and availability. This includes collaborative pianists. 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. If the proposal is accepted, proposers will be asked to communicate with all participants involved in the presentation to ensure their registration by early summer 2019.
  • 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 or performers.
  • 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.
  • 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 and register for the conference.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may submit a maximum of two (2) proposals in response to this Call.
  • Each member may submit a maximum of four (4) proposals to all Calls for this conference.
  • Each member may be added by others as a co-presenter (e.g., panelist or accompanist) to a maximum of two (2) proposals.
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is two (2). If more than two proposals involving the same member are accepted – regardless of whether the member submitted the proposal or was added another member’s proposal – the individual in question must choose in which two presentations s/he will participate.

 

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 proposal’s title and format.
  2. Lecture-recital proposals require an abstract of 250 words or less.
  3. Performance proposals require program notes of 250 words or less, as well as a list of all titles, movements, and composers being proposed, an indication of the instrumentation, and duration of each work. If a proposal includes lengthy pieces which will not be played in their entirety, please clarify within the program notes which sections will be performed.
  4. A list of required equipment and Internet needs (Internet connections are not guaranteed);
  5. A digital recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. Preference will be given to submissions that include a recording of the proposer performing the actual work being proposed. Where this is not possible, the submitted example must be of a comparable style, genre, or historical period. Reference recordings of a proposed work(s) by a performer other than the proposer may be submitted, provided the file name reflects this distinction by including the word “Reference.” Most audio file formats are supported within Submittable.
  6. Optional: You may add up to 3 supporting materials to your proposal. These might include printed music examples, photos, statistics, or relevant data. Do not include lengthy documents, dissertations, CVs, resumes, or PowerPoint presentations.
  7. A brief biography of the proposer (not to exceed 250 words).
  8. Name of performing ensemble, if applicable.
  9. Biographies of the performer(s) or ensemble (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. 
  10. 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: To support the blind review process, the name(s) and/or affiliation(s) of anyone involved in the presentation, including the ensemble, performers, or commissioners (if applicable), should not appear in the title, abstract, or program notes, nor in the file names or body of submitted supplementary materials. Submissions are evaluated anonymously and proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may appear in the “Collaborators” section of the proposal and in submitted biographies, however, as the review committee will not have access to this information.

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

 

TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • Proposers will be notified by Monday, November 18, 2019.

 

QUESTIONS? 

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Tamara Thies (California State University, Long Beach)
Program Committee Chair, 2020 CMS-Pacific Southwest 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: 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Pacific Southwest chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 7th Conference, Music and Social Justice: Issues in Diversity, Sustainability, and Engagement, March 13–15, 2020, at Northern Arizona University, located in scenic Flagstaff, Arizona near the Grand Canyon. Concerts will be presented in the School of Music’s new Kitt Recital Hall on the Northern Arizona University campus.

The Score Review Committee welcomes submissions of original works to be performed during one or more special concerts during the conference. It is recommended that composers either perform their own works, or provide their own performer(s). To support the conference concerts performers on site may be available for standard orchestral instruments and piano, but composers are strongly encouraged to secure their own performers, or to submit digital media works. The Committee solicits the broadest representation of our profession and its interests and welcomes submissions from all including those (a) in academia (full-time and adjunct faculty, community college faculty, students, and retired faculty), (b) in the music industry, and (c) active as independent musicians and scholars.

While the Score Review Committee welcomes proposals from diverse compositional perspectives, it is particularly interested in scores that address music and social justice perspectives in the widest possible sense, including issues on diversity, sustainability, and global and/or civic engagement. Compositional approaches that represent progressive trends including improvisation, extended techniques, unconventional instrumentation and sound creation will be given special consideration

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Proposed works must be 15 minutes or less in duration.
  • Composers who will provide their own performers must communicate with their performers prior to submission, regarding their interest and availability. Proposals which do not list all performers will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
  • Electronic works must be limited to two-channel stereo with or without live performers. Should live processing of sound be included, the composer may be required to provide some equipment (e.g., laptop, interface, etc.). High Definition video projection with pre-recorded or live electronics will also be considered.
  • Composers may wish to refer to the online CMS Player’s Roster to locate performers who have volunteered their services for this conference.
  • All composers whose work is selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for, and attend, the entire conference. Performers on this concert, who may or may not be members of CMS, are not expected to register and attend the conference unless they wish to, but their attendance will be limited to the concert and any rehearsals if they do not register.
  • Composers must be willing to have their works performed on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters or performers.
  • Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.

 

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.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may submit a maximum of two (2) works, acoustic and/or electronic, in response to this Call.
  • Each member may submit a maximum of four (4) proposal(s) to all Calls for this conference.
  • Each member may be added by others as a co-presenter (e.g., panelist or accompanist) to a maximum of two (2) proposals.
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is two (2). If more than two proposals involving the same member are accepted – regardless of whether the member submitted the proposal or was added another member’s proposal – the individual in question must choose in which two presentations s/he will participate.

 

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. Purely electronic compositions need not be accompanied by a score, but audio requirements should be clearly indicated. 
  3. A digital recording of the work, or 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 (Internet connections are not guaranteed).
  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. 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 appear in submitted biographies and in the “Performers” section of the proposal, however, as the Score 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 12 noon Mountain Time on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
  • Proposers will be notified by Monday, November 18, 2019.

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Bruce Reiprich (Northern Arizona University)
Score Review Committee Chair, 2020 CMS-Pacific Southwest 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.

 

Event Summary

Event Date 03-13-2020
Event End Date 03-15-2020
Location Northern Arizona University