2018 Call for Papers – Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium

The Society for Musicology at Florida State University is pleased to announce the eighth annual Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium, Friday and Saturday, September 14–15, 2018 at the Florida State University College of Music in Tallahassee, Florida.

The deadline for the Call for Papers has been extended to Friday, August 10th at 11:59pm. 

Call for Papers*

The symposium’s program committee invites all graduate students to submit abstracts for papers and presentations related to historical musicology, ethnomusicology, vernacular or popular music traditions, world music cultures, and music theory and analysis. The presentation format will be a twenty-minute paper followed by a ten-minute discussion. Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and should demonstrate a clear focus or statement of the problem, research methodology, and conclusions.

Submissions should include:

  1. Name, institutional affiliation, and degree program
  2. Email address
  3. Audio-visual requirements

The above items should be submitted electronically (PDF or Word document, Word preferred) to the following email address: fsumusicology@gmail.com

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM EST on August 10, 2018. Participants will be notified of their acceptance by August 20th.

The Southern Graduate Music Research Symposium is a collaborative event, organized by and for graduate students, whose mission is to support graduate student research in music and to foster a collegial research environment among regional schools in the South.

*A note of clarification: The seventh annual SGMRS was to be held at FSU in 2017, but it was cancelled due to the campus closure caused by Hurricane Irma. This is a new call for papers. Those presenters who were accepted to last year’s conference are welcome and encouraged to resubmit this year. Those abstracts will be considered new submissions and evaluated according to the same criteria as all received submissions.


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