2021 Great Lakes Regional Conference (38th)

38th Great Lakes Regional Conference
April 16–17, 2021
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan
 

Submission Deadline: 12 noon CST on Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Great Lakes Chapter of The College Music Society (CMS) will hold its 38th Annual Conference April 16–17, 2021, on the campus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 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 25-minute lecture-recitals and performances and for 8-minute performances for the Performers Showcase. 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.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL

  • Proposers must be members of The College Music Society (join CMS now, or check/renew your membership). 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. 

  • 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).

  • If you were accepted for the 2020 conference, you will be included in the conference again as long as you notify us of your intention to present prior to the submission deadline. If you decide to submit another proposal, only one will be programmed. 

  • 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 or performers. 

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

    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. Performance proposals and Performers Showcase 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.

    Progam notes, in conjunction with supporting audio files, should convince the review committee that your proposal merits programming. Your program notes will also be published in the concert program and/or conference materials to describe the performance to attendees. Please write in clear and direct prose that informs and enlightens the reader. Avoid listing the full program again to avoid redundancy. Your program notes should offer insight into the selected repertoire and should be written in such a way that they will increase the audience's understanding and enjoyment of the music. You may consider addressing elements of structure, style, content, and/or historical relevance, or you may wish to highlight the significance of the program and/or the connection of the composer(s) to the conference destination. Due to available space, in-depth analysis should be avoided.

  4. A list of required equipment and Internet needs; 
  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. 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. 
  • Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered. 


TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm CST on Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Proposers will be notified by Monday, November 16, 2020.


QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Elisabeth Honn Hoegberg
Program Chair, 2021 CMS-GL 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 CST on Thursday, September 17, 2020
 
The Great Lakes Chapter of The College Music Society (CMS) will hold its 38th Annual Conference April 16–17, 2021, on the campus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 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 demonstrations, discussion forums, panels, papers, posters, and workshops 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 FOR SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL
 
  • Proposers must be members of The College Music Society (join CMS now, or check/renew your membership). 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. 

  • 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). 

  • If you were accepted for the 2020 conference, you will be included in the conference again as long as you notify us of your intention to present prior to the submission deadline. If you decide to submit another proposal, only one will be programmed.

  • 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. 

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

  • 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.

  • 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 for papers, posters, and demonstrations include the following: 
  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 (Internet connections may include a fee).
  4. A biography of the proposer (250-word maximum).
  5. Contact information for your co-presenter, if applicable.
  6. A biography of your co-presenter (250-word maximum), if applicable.
  • Complete proposals for discussion forums, panels, and workshops include items 1–4 above, plus following:
  1. 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. Due to time constraints, panels are limited to 6 persons, including the moderator. 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.
  • 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.

  • Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered. 
 
TIMELINE
Proposals must be submitted by 5:00pm CST on Thursday, September 17, 2020
Proposers will be notified by Monday, November 16, 2020.
 
 
QUESTIONS?
Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Elisabeth Honn Hoegberg 
Program Chair, 2021 CMS-GL 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 04-16-2021
Event End Date 04-17-2021
Location Oakland University