2022 Southwest Regional Conference (8th)

2022 Southwest Regional Conference (7th)
February 25–27, 2022
Azusa Pacific University • Azusa, CA

 

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Southwest Chapter of The College Music Society is pleased to announce its Call for Program Participation for its Regional Conference on February 25–27, 2022, at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California. The theme for the conference is “Leading Change” as designated by The College Music Society:

CMS is leading nothing short of an epistemic shift in the ways in which we prepare musicians for the challenges and opportunities of living, learning, and teaching in a hybrid-world and how we define what music and musicians count within music in higher education. The complete description of the 2021–2022 Common Topic can be found here.  

The Program Committee welcomes proposals directly related to the theme, but presenters are also welcome to propose presentations on any topic taught as an academic music course, discipline, or program within institutions of higher education. The Chapter is also interested in providing a forum for music professionals from all educational settings, including students, faculty, independent musicians, and retired educators.

Proposals may be submitted for an individual paper, panel consisting of several discussants, discussion forum, or lecture-recital. Lecture-recital proposals may involve a solo instrument or small ensemble (a piano will be available). Lecture-recitals and paper presentations are limited to 25 minutes each, inclusive of delivery, discussion, and/or questions as appropriate.

NOTE: Proposals for scores are to be submitted separately in response to the Call for Scores.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Proposers, including all members of a panel, 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.

  1. Proposers must submit their own work and may not submit proposals on behalf of their students or others.
  2. Proposers may submit up to TWO proposals for the conference (e.g., one lecture-recital and one paper presentation).
  3. All persons whose work is selected for inclusion on the program must register for the full conference.
  4. It is understood that proposers (papers, panels, lecture-recitals) are willing to present on any day of the conference should their proposal(s) be accepted.
  5. Electronic submissions are required. Please do not mail proposals. Complete instructions are found within the online proposal system.
  6. The proposer’s name(s) should not appear in the title, abstract or in any uploaded materials as submissions are evaluated anonymously. Any proposal that includes the name of the proposer(s) is likely to receive an automatic rejection.
  7. Complete proposals include the following:
    1. The proposal title, format, and specialty
    2. An abstract not exceeding 200 words
    3. Brief biography of all presenters involved (150-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 include the requested information for all additional presenters. You will be required to upload this completed file with your proposal.
    4. A list of required audio-visual equipment
  1. Proposals for lecture-recitals must also include a brief recording of the presenter to demonstrate proficiency.
  2. Submissions that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE for ALL PROPOSALS

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

 

NOTIFICATION TIMELINE

Proposers will be notified no later than Monday, Oct. 25, 2021.

 

QUESTIONS

Questions regarding this Call should be directed to:
Alexander Koops, 2022 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.

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Southwest Chapter of The College Music Society will hold its Regional Conference February 25–27, 2022, in the APU School of Music at Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA. The 2022 Score Review Committee of the Southwest Chapter of The College Music Society welcomes CMS members, including faculty members, retirees, students, and independent musicians, to submit compositions to be included in recitals during the conference on February 26 and 27.

 

GUIDELINES

  • The Score Review Committee will conduct a blind review of all proposals. NOTE: Proposals for papers and/or lecture-recitals are to be submitted separately in response to the Call for Program Participation.
  • 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 the processing time for membership applications and/or renewals is 1-2 business days.
  • A maximum submission of two works, acoustic and/or electronic per person is allowed. Electronic works will be limited to two-channel stereo. Recorded audio-alone pieces and recorded audio-plus-live-performer works are welcome. Members may also submit proposals for program participation, including papers and/or lecture-recitals.
  • The composer's name should not appear either in the program notes or on the score itself, as submissions are evaluated anonymously.
  • In order to program works by several different composers, submissions should be under 12 minutes in length.
  • It is understood that proposers are willing for their pieces to be performed on either day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.
  • Performers who attend the conference only as the guest performer of a composer (i.e., do not attend other sessions) are not required to pay the conference registration fee.
  • Electronic submissions are required. Please do not mail proposals. Complete instructions will be found within the online proposal system.
  • In the spirit of professional community, all composers selected must register for and attend the full 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.
  • The Society can make available no travel monies for accepted composers, nor for any performers.
  • Complete proposals include the following:
  1. The score title, instrumentation, and duration.
  2. Program notes (not to exceed 250 words).
  3. A brief biography of the composer and performer(s) (not to exceed 250 words each). 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.
  4. 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.
  5. MP3 sound files of the work 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.

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

 

TIMELINE

Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
Proposers will be notified by Friday, November 5, 2022.

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions about the Call for Scores/Works, or other aspects of the performances by CMS composers and performers should be directed to:
Mark Gasbarro, 2022 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.

    Keynote Speaker: Eileen Strempel

Event Summary

Event Date 02-25-2022
Event End Date 02-27-2022
Location Azusa Pacific University