Friday, February 26, 2016

CFP: Joint Meeting of AMS-NE & NECMT, April 8-9, 2016 at MIT

Call for Papers: AMS-NE Spring 2016

Joint Meeting of the AMS New England Chapter & New England Conference of Music Theorists
8-9 April 2016
Submission deadline: 4 March 2016

The Spring 2016 meeting of the New England Chapter of the American Musicological Society (AMS-NE) will be held jointly with the New England Conference of Music Theorists (NECMT) on Friday, 8 April and Saturday, 9 April 2016 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. NECMT papers will be programmed for both days; AMS-NE papers will be programmed for Saturday only, but members are encouraged to attend on Friday as well.

The Program Committee of the AMS-NE 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 welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, 4 March 2016 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. A separate call for papers was issued by the NECMT with a deadline of 8 January 2016, but papers of crossover interest may be submitted for consideration by the AMS-NE Program Committee.

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.”
AMS-NE 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).

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