2023 CMS Northeast Regional Conference

2023 Northeast Conference (44th)
March 11-12, 2023
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Northeast chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 44th Conference March 11–12, 2023, hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.

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 faculty, students, retirees, and independent musicians from all educational and professional settings.

 This call is for papers, posters, and panel discussion proposals, as well as similar formats such as demonstrations and workshops. Please see separate calls for performance/lecture-recital and composition proposals.

 

CONSIDERATIONS 

  • The Primary proposer must be a current member of The College Music Society (CMS). Persons interested in submitting a proposal should check their membership status in advance of the submission deadline. Please note that 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 see the additional guidelines listed below.
  • Members may not submit proposals on behalf of others. Faculty are encouraged to share this call with their students and have them apply directly. Discounted membership rates are available for students.

 

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 to another member’s proposal, the individual in question must choose in which two presentations s/he will participate. 
  • Proposers agree to present on any day of the conference should their proposal be accepted.
  • All presenters whose work is selected for the program must register for the conference. The College Music Society does not fund travel or presentation expenses of accepted presenters.

 

 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 follow this process: 
    1. Log in to the CMS members-only website using your username and password
    2. Click the submission link at the bottom of the appropriate 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:
    a) The proposal’s title and format.
    b) An abstract of 250 words or less. Preparing An Abstract
    c) A brief biography of the proposer(s), not to exceed 150 words per person.
    d) A headshot of the proposer and of each co-presenter in JPG or PNG format, sized at 400x400 pixels.
    e) Contact details for all collaborators, including email address, mailing address, and phone number for each person.
  • 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.
  • 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 proposer 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.

 

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 2023) 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 2023 Student Paper Competition is ineligible to compete in 2024. The winner is 
invited to submit a proposal under the regular call for proposals.

 

TIMELINE 

  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Every effort will be made to notify performers/proposers by Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

QUESTIONS

Questions should be directed to:

Nathan Cornelius
Program Chair, 2023 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: 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Northeast chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 44th Conference March 11–12, 2023, hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.

The Performance Committee welcomes performers to submit proposals for lecture-recitals and performances. The Committee invites 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.

This call is for performance and lecture-recital proposals. Please see separate calls for paper, panel discussion, and composition proposals.

 

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Performances are intended to present live music, and speaking is generally limited to brief introductory comments. 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY, GUIDELINES, PARTICIPATION POLICY

  • All CMS members are invited to submit proposals.
  • Student members invited to present lecture-recitals will be considered for the Diane W. Follet Outstanding Student Scholarship Award (see below). Performances not considered.
  • 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 allow three business days for the Executive Office to process membership applications/renewals.
  • It is not necessary for collaborators to be current members at the time of submission; however, if invited, all persons involved in the presentation/performance must join CMS, register for the conference, and be prepared to perform on either day of conference.
  • Proposers may not submit proposals on behalf of students or others.
  • 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 performers.
  • Each member may submit a maximum of TWO proposals to all calls for this conference.
  • Each member may submit only ONE proposal of each format type (e.g., ONE lecture-recital, ONE paper). The same topic may not be submitted as both a lecture-recital and performance.
  • 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 they will participate.

 

DIANE W. FOLLET OUTSTANDING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Student members of the College Music Society who are selected to present a paper or lecture recital 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, 2023) 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 2023 Student Paper Competition is ineligible to compete in 2024. The winner is
invited to submit a proposal under the regular call for proposals.

 

PREPARATION OF MATERIALS

  • Electronic submissions are required. Proposals sent by mail/email will not be considered.
  • The College Music Society's conference submission process is powered by Submittable. To submit a proposal, please follow this process:
    1. Log in to the CMS members-only website using your username and password
    2. Click the submission link at the bottom of the appropriate 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. Proposal’s title and format.

2a. Lecture-recital proposals require an abstract of 250 words or less. Preparing an Abstract

2b. 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. Program Notes

3. Required equipment and internet needs (Internet connection not guaranteed)

4. 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. Most audio file formats are supported within Submittable.

5. Optional: 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. 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. Brief biography of the proposer (not to exceed 250 words).

7. Name of performing ensemble, if applicable.

8. 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.

9. Contact details for all collaborators (including pianists):
a) mailing address
b) phone number
c) email address
d) institutional affiliation, if applicable

10. Headshot photo for solo performers or ensemble photo to accompany ensemble biographies in JPG
or PNG format, sized at 400 x 400 pixels

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

 

TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Every effort will be made to notify performers/proposers by Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:

Aileen Razey
Performance Chair, 2023 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: 11:59 pm EST on Saturday, October 15, 2022

The Northeast chapter of The College Music Society will hold its 44th Conference March 11–12, 2023, hosted by Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.

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:

  • Piano solo
  • Guitar (solo or with piano)
  • Flute/piccolo/alto flute/bass flute (solo or with piano)
  • Bb Clarinet (solo or with piano)
  • Guitar and Bb Clarinet
  • Avenue Tetra Ensemble: piano duo
  • Electronic music (Composers must contact the Composition Committee Chair before submission
    regarding needed equipment. The concert venue may have limited capacity for electronic playback
    or processing.)

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

  • All Scores must be anonymous submissions.
  • All Scores 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. Submissions 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 follow this process:
    1. Log in to the CMS members-only website using your username and password
    2. Click the submission link at the bottom of the appropriate 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 (Internet connections are not guaranteed).

(6) A brief biography of the composer (not to exceed 250 words). A headshot of the proposer and of
each co-facilitator in JPG or PNG format, sized at 400 x 400 pixels.

(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 collaborators, including email address, mailing address, and phone number for each person.

  • 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 “Performers” 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.

 

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 2023) 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 2022 Student Composition Competition is ineligible to compete again in 2023. The
winner is invited to submit a proposal under the regular call for inclusion in the conference.

 

TIMELINE

  • Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • Every effort will be made to notify proposers of the status by Tuesday, November 15, 2022

 

QUESTIONS?

Questions regarding this call should be directed to:

Ke-Chia Chen
Composition Chair, 2023 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.


WHO MAY ATTEND?

CMS welcomes to its Regional Conferences all music professionals, 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. Those holding current CMS membership are entitled to receive a discount on registration fees. Attendees may belong to any CMS regional chapter. Those not holding CMS membership will be charged the non-member conference rate. 

 

REGISTRATION POLICY

All persons who derive professional benefit from presenting work during a CMS conference (1) must hold current membership in CMS and (2) are required to register for the full conference. This includes anyone whose name appears in the program: all collaborative pianists, performers*, composers, panelists, and presenters. Likewise, any presenter who connects to the conference by electronic means (e.g., Zoom/Skype) must hold current membership and register for the event. Co-authors of research papers and posters must register for and attend the conference as a condition of having their name listed in the program.

At its discretion, the Program Committee may exempt from the membership and registration fee requirements specific individuals, such as invited guest speakers or panelists who are non-music professionals (e.g., lawyers, librarians, neurobiologists, etc.). However, it is the responsibility of the individual who submitted the proposal to, upon acceptance, request such an exemption for all non-music professionals involved in their presentation. 

* Performers of works by invited CMS composers are neither required to be members nor pay registration fees unless they are invited to the program via the Call for Participation or plan to attend conference sessions in addition to the concert in which they are performing. In this case, they are expected to pay the full registration fee accordingly.

 

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Thursday, December 1, 2022     12 noon Mountain Time:

Registration Deadline for Conference Presenters & Composers 
   * All presenters, panelists, collaborators, & composers whose works will be performed on the program must register before this deadline

Thursday, February 16, 2023     12 noon Mountain Time:

Online registration closes
   * Participants must register on site after this (a late fee will apply)

Thursday, February 16, 2023     Last day to cancel and receive a refund (less $15 processing fee)

 

FEES

Online Registration 
CMS Member: $ 65.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 40.00
CMS Student Member: $ 30.00
Non-Member: $ 140.00


On-Site Registration
CMS Member: $ 75.00
CMS Retired Member: $ 50.00
CMS Student Member: $ 40.00
Non-Member: $ 150.00

  • Members must log in to the CMS website prior to registering to obtain the member rate.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Click here to view the complete terms and conditions for registration, including the registration cancellation policy.

Event Summary

Event Date 03-11-2023
Event End Date 03-12-2023
Individual Price $140.00
Location Southern Connecticut State University