Scholars of 19th century music are invited to submit proposals for papers to be presented at a symposium taking place from Thursday, July 16 through Saturday, July 18, 2009 at the University of Kansas. In addition to the exchange of ideas and papers, this event is being sponsored to explore possible interest in the formation of society in North America specializing in this area of research.
Proposals for individual papers, lecture-recitals and panels on all topics relating to the history, analysis and reception of nineteenth century music will be considered. Papers on the following topics or themes are suggested:
The life and works of Felix Mendelssohn, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth;
The life and works of Louis Spohr, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his death;
The life and works of Edward MacDowell, commemorating the 100th anniversary of his death in 1908 and the 150th anniversary of his birth in 1860;
Notable American composers and performers of the nineteenth century;
Haydn’s influence and reputation in the nineteenth century;
The organ in the nineteenth century;
Contributors may be able to incorporate in their presentations the extraordinary 45-stop mechanical action organ built by Hellmuth Wolff & Associates present in the Bales Organ Recital Hall on the University of Kansas campus.
Proposals for individual papers and lecture-recitals should include all of the following:
1) an abstract of 250 words or less;
2) a brief biography of the presenter/author (50 – 100 words)
3) institutional affiliation and contact information for the presenter/author
Proposals for panels should include brief biographies, institutional affiliation and contact information for each member of the panel, as well as the abstract for the panel.
All presentations will be allotted forty minutes, including questions and discussion; therefore, presentations should be kept to 25 minutes. Lecture recitals will be allotted up to 60 minutes.
Please submit proposals by email only no later than December 15, 2008 to Jamée Ard (firstname.lastname@example.org). The committee will make final decisions on proposals by the middle of January 2009 and contributors will be informed by the end of January 2009.
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