Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CFP: Fall 2015 AMS-NE Chapter Meeting (Oct 3 Amherst College)

Call for Papers: 

Fall 2015 Meeting of the AMS New England Chapter
Amherst College
3 October 2015
The Fall 2015 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society will be held on Saturday, 3 October 2015 at Amherst College in Amherst, MA.

The Program Committee invites proposals of up to 300 words for 30-minute papers and for roundtable sessions. All abstracts are subject to blind review, and submissions from faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students are all encouraged and welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by Tuesday, 1 September 2015 via email to jsholes at or by mail to Jacquelyn Sholes, AMS-NE Program Chair, Department of Musicology & Ethnomusicology, School of Music, College of Fine Arts, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Please refer to the AMS abstract guidelines: “Proposals should represent the presentation as fully as possible. A successful proposal typically articulates the main aspects of the argument or research findings clearly, positions the author’s contribution with respect to previous scholarship, and suggests the paper’s significance for the musicological community, in language that is accessible to scholars with a variety of specializations.”

Presenters must be members of the American Musicological Society. Those who are not currently dues-paying members of the New England Chapter will be asked to kindly remit the modest Chapter dues ($10).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

CONF: Mozart Society of America 2015 (September 11-13 at Tufts University)

The Mozart Society of America is delighted to announce a conference:

Mozart and His Contemporaries
The Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Mozart Society of America
Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts)
September 11-13, 2015 

This conference will bring together over twenty scholars and performers to explore the lives and music of Mozart and his contemporaries in their domestic, courtly, ecclesiastical, and theatrical spheres. Special events include a visit to the musical instruments collection at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, a Viennese Redoute featuring dances taught and led by renowned dance historian Ken Pierce, and a concert of chamber music for pianoforte, violin, and cello, performed on original instruments.

The registration form and schedule are available at the AMS-NE Facebook page as well as the AMS-NE Google Group.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Place - Boston/Medford (877 540-3721).  The code is “MSA Conference” and the conference rate of $189 + tax is available until August 10.  (All rooms are doubles and may be shared.)  Free parking and a free shuttle to Tufts are available.  To reserve online, go to:

Hope you can make it!

With best wishes,
Jessica Waldoff
Program Committee Chair
Mozart Society of America

Associate Professor
Department of Music
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA  01610