2022 Northeast Regional Conference (43rd)

2022 Northeast Conference (43rd)
March 5-6 2022
Onondaga Community College • Syracuse, NY

Program Chair:
Asami Hagiwara
[email protected]

Submission Deadline: 12 noon EST on Friday, October 1, 2021

The Northeast Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its Call for Program Participation for its 43rd Conference on March 5-6, 2022, hosted by Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.

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.

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.
  • All CMS members are invited to submit proposals. Student members should follow the procedures in the Call for Program Participation.
  • Proposers may not submit proposals on behalf of students or others.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • All persons whose work is selected for the program must register for the conference.
  • Proposers agree to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel or presentation expenses of accepted presenters.

 

NORTHEAST CHAPTER STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

Student members of The College Music Society who are selected to present a paper at the conference are automatically considered for the Diane W. Follet Outstanding Student Scholarship Award. The following guidelines apply to the competition:

  1. Entrants to the competition must be (as of March 2022) enrolled in classes (full- or part-time) at the undergraduate or graduate level. Students who already hold a terminal degree (excluding MFA) are not eligible to compete.
  2. Papers must be read at the conference. Audio and/or visual aids may be used.
  3. A cash award of $250 will be given to the winner.
  4. The judges reserve the right to not select a winner.
  5. The winner of the 2022 Student Paper Competition is ineligible to compete in 2023. The winner is invited to submit a proposal under the regular call for proposals.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may propose a maximum of TWO submissions to this conference.
  • Each member may submit only ONE proposal of each format type (e.g., ONE lecture-recital, ONE paper).
  • In addition to the allowed TWO submissions, each member may be added by another person as a co-presenter (e.g., panelist or accompanist) to ONE proposal.
  • Each submission must be unique and should not duplicate the subject matter of other work submitted by the proposer in response to any other Calls for this conference.
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is TWO. 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.
  • 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 support materials, as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Proposals identifying the proposer or co-presenters will be disqualified. Names and affiliations may, however, appear in the “Personnel” section of the proposal and in submitted biographies, as the review committee will not have access to this part of the application.
  • 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 username 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. 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 (Internet connections may include a fee).
  5. A biography of the proposer (250-word maximum).
  6. Contact information for your co-presenter, if applicable.
  7. A biography of your co-presenter (250-word maximum), if applicable.
  • When referencing one’s own previously published research, the proposer should refer to such research in the third person to avoid identifying themselves. For example, hypothetical proposal submitter D. Graham should write, “D. Graham’s article, ‘XYZ,’ summarizes pertinent issues,” instead of writing, “My article, ‘XYZ,’ summarizes pertinent issues.” The wording in the first example protects the anonymity of the author, while the second compromises the author’s anonymity by linking the author of the proposal to previously published work by a named author.
  • Submissions that do not conform to the above guidelines will not be considered.

 

TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 12 noon EST on Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Every effort will be made to notify proposers of the status by Friday, October 22nd, 2021.

 

QUESTIONS

Questions should be directed to:
Asami Hagiwara
Program Chair, 2022 CMS-Northeast 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 EST on Friday, October 1, 2021

The Northeast Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its Call for Lecture-Recital and Performances for its annual conference on March 5–6, 2022, in Syracuse, NY, at SUNY Onondaga Community College. 

The Program Committee welcomes performers to submit a proposal for lecture-recitals and performances.

 

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.  

    2. 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 fall 2021.
  • Presentations requiring two pianos will also be considered. Pianos may be prepared or altered. However, any alterations need to be clearly stated in the proposal and require approval.
  • The College Music Society does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters or performers.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Proposers must be members of the College Music Society. For those who are not current members of CMS, please allow three business days for the Executive Office to process membership applications. Please check your membership status before submitting a proposal. 

  • Priority will be given to members in the Northeast Chapter, but all CMS members are encouraged and invited to submit.

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

  • All persons selected for inclusion in the program must register for the full conference.
  • 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.

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

 

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 EST on Friday, October 1, 2021.
Every effort will be made to notify proposers of the status by Friday, October 22nd, 2021.

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Xun Pan
Co-Chairs, 2022 CMS-NE Performance Committee

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 EST on Friday, October 1, 2021

The Northeast Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its Call for Scores for its 43rd Conference on March 5–6, 2022, hosted by Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. 

The Program Committee welcomes submissions of original works to be performed during one or more special concerts during the conference. Composers must either perform their own works, provide their own performer(s), or submit pieces for the following volunteer performers/ensembles: 

  • Soprano + piano
  • Flute/piccolo/alto flute/bass flute (solo or with piano)
  • Soprano + Flute
  • Clarinet: Eb/Bb/Bb Bass (solo or with piano)
  • Saxophone (solo or with piano)
  • Percussion solo or duo
  • Piano
  • Electronic music * Composers must contact the Composition Committee Chair before submission regarding needed equipment. The concert venue may have limited facility for electronic music.
  • Synergy 78 - flute/clarinet duo
  • Kadigan - flute/clarinet/saxophone trio

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.

 

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.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Proposed works must be anonymous submissions.
  • Proposed works must be 10 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. 
  • 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.

 

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION & PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • Each member may submit a maximum of TWO score(s) to this conference. 
  • Each member may submit a maximum of THREE 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 proposals. 
  • The maximum number of presentations in which a member may be involved on the conference program is TWO. 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 username and password and then (2) click the ‘Submit’ button at the bottom of this call. You will be directed to Submittableto 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 (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 regarding all personnel involved in the presentation, including complete contact information (email address, mailing address, and phone) a biography (250-word maximum), and a headshot in .jpg format 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 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 EST on Friday, October 1, 2021
  • Every effort will be made to notify proposers of the status by Friday, October 22nd, 2021.

 

NORTHEAST CHAPTER STUDENT COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The Elliott S. Schwartz Student Composition Award is open to any student who presents an original composition on the program of the Northeast Regional Conference. Students must be enrolled in a college or university within the Northeast Chapter in order to be eligible. An adjudication committee will decide the award winner based on the public performance at the Chapter Conference. Faculty from the schools of students who are submitting pieces should not be on the selection committee and may not serve on the adjudication committee. If only one student piece is included on the program, the Outstanding Student Composition Award need not be presented that year. The adjudication committee for this award will consist of faculty or professional composers whose music is also being presented at that concert, unless one of the students attends an adjudicator’s institution.

Student members of The College Music Society are invited to submit original scores. They should follow the procedures in the Call for Scores. Student members of The College Music Society who are selected to present their composition at the conference are automatically considered for the Elliott S. Schwartz Prize for Student Composition. The following guidelines apply to the competition: 

  1. Entrants to the competition must be (as of March 2022) enrolled in classes at their institution. Bachelor’s, master’s, and pre-ABD doctoral students are eligible. Both full and part-time students are eligible. Students who already hold the degree of Ph.D., D.M.A., D.M., Ed.D. or other terminal degree (excluding M.F.A. that is not a terminal degree) are not eligible.
  2. Student submissions will be evaluated as part of the entire pool of submissions for programming at the conference.
  3. Students who will provide their own performers must communicate with their performers prior to submission, regarding their interest and availability.
  4. A cash award of $250 will be given to the winner.
  5. The judges reserve the right to not select a winner.
  6. The winner of the 2021 Student Paper Competition is ineligible to compete again in 2022. The winner is invited to submit a proposal under the regular call for inclusion in the conference.

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:
Dr. Ke-Chia Chen
Composition Committee Chair, 2022 CMS Northeast 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 03-05-2022
Event End Date 03-06-2022
Location Onondaga Community College