Call for Presentations (Lecture-Recitals, Papers, Performances, etc.):

Musical Intersections

23rd Annual Graduate Students in Music (GSIM) Conference

The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

The students of the Department of Music at The Graduate Center, CUNY, are pleased to announce the 23rd Annual GSIM Conference in New York City on March 13–14, 2020.

The conference will include a keynote address by Dr. Matthew D. Morrison (NYU).

We invite graduate students in all music disciplines (composition, performance, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory) and related fields to submit proposals for presentations relating to the theme of “Musical Intersections.” This theme is meant to be construed broadly. We invite all presentations that identify, evaluate, or interrogate intersections in music. Fruitful topics might include intersections of the following:

  • Theory and Praxis/Performance
  • Cultural Politics
  • Material and Abstraction
  • Multiple Axes of Identity
  • Past and Present
  • Multiple Repertories
  • Performance Practices
  • Pedagogy and Scholarship
  • Urban and Rural
  • Written and Aural
  • Art Music and Popular Music
  • Lived Experience and the Academy
  • Spaces
  • Technologies

We are accepting presentations of all formats, including (but not limited to): academic papers, lecture-recitals, and performances (with handouts, slideshow, or academic program notes). Applicants should plan for a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Proposal requirements:

  • Proposals should be no more than 300 words in length. Up to two additional pages of examples/references and/or three minutes of a recording excerpt may be included. Everything should be compiled together in a single PDF and a single MP3 file. Files should be no bigger than 5 MB.
  • Proposals must not include the author’s name and should be purged of any indication of the author’s identity. Digital author tags should be removed from the metadata of PDF files.
  • Please include one sentence at the top of your proposal indicating the preferred format(s) of your presentation. For example:
    • I wish to be considered for a lecture-recital.
    • I prefer to do a performance but would also consider an academic paper.

Submissions are now closed.  To register for the conference, please click here. Questions may be addressed to co-chairs Kristi Hardman and Drake Andersen at CUNY.GSIM@gmail.com.