CFP (meeting): Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship


Call for Papers: Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship

Annual Meeting
February 16-18, 2012
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship seeks proposals for its upcoming annual meeting, which will take place at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from February 16-18, 2012.

The keynote speaker for FMCS 2012 is Dr. Stephen Schloesser, Associate Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. A noted scholar of twentieth-century Catholicism and the intellectual-cultural history of religion, Dr. Schloesser is author of Jazz-Age Catholicism: Mystic Modernism in Postwar Paris, 1919-1933 (Univ. of Toronto Press, 2005) and a forthcoming biography of Olivier Messiaen.

Individual papers, panels and lecture recitals on any topic pertaining to music and Christian scholarship are welcome. Individual papers are 25 minutes long; panels (with three people) are one and a half hours; and lecture-recitals, one hour. We invite submissions representing a variety of approaches and perspectives, including history, ethnomusicology, theory and analysis, philosophy and theology, liturgy, and critical theory.

The Forum encourages submissions from current graduate students. A $250 prize will be awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at FMCS 2012. Further details will be available at this web site in early October.

The Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship is an association of scholars interested in exploring the intersections of Christian faith and musical scholarship. We are an ecumenical association, reflecting the world-wide diversity of Christian traditions, and seeking to learn
from scholars outside those traditions. As scholars of Christian convictions, we are dedicated to excellence in all our work as musicologists, theorists and ethnomusicologists. Conference registration is open to all interested persons: undergraduate and graduate students, as well as independent and affiliated scholars. For more information about the FMCS and about previous conferences see the web page:

Please send a 250-word abstract for individual papers and lecture recitals, and a 500-word abstract for panels, including all names, affiliation, and contact information. Send submissions or any questions to with “FMCS 2012” in the subject line of your email. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2011.

Bennett Zon, Chair, for the FMCS 2012 Program Committee:
Chelle Stearns
Mark Peters
Tim Steele
Benita Wolters-Fredlund

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