[Call for Papers]2017 FSU Undergraduate Music Research Symposium


The Society for Musicology at Florida State University is proud to announce the third annual Undergraduate Music Research Symposium, a student-led conference to be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The Symposium serves to promote excellence in musical scholarship among undergraduate students at our institution. Abstract proposals will be selected for presentation by a panel of FSU graduate musicology students. Proposals may deal with any genre of music and may be historical or analytical in nature.

To propose a paper for presentation, please submit the following:

  1. A typewritten abstract (.doc or .docx only, please), double-spaced, of no more than 250 words. Include your name and a title for your paper on the abstract.
  2. A one-page selected bibliography.

PROPOSALS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 AT 5:00PM. Please send your proposal to era14@my.fsu.edu. All submitters will be notified no later than February 24, 2017. The presentation format will include a 15-minute reading of a written paper (about 7 pages double spaced) followed by 5 minutes to answer questions from the audience. All current undergraduates are encouraged to submit proposals. The process of adapting a seminar paper or the results of independent research for a formal presentation is a valuable experience, and faculty and instructors are encouraged to bring this opportunity to the attention of any students who may be interested.

All accepted papers will be considered for a paper prize of $50. The winner will be announced at the end of the symposium.