CFP (conf): Temporality. Issues of Change and Stasis in Music


CFP: Temporality: Issues of Change and Stasis in Music

California State University, Long Beach Graduate Music Conference
April 21, 2012

Submission Deadline: March 19, 2012
Distinguished Keynote: TBA

The Graduate Musicology Association of California State University, Long Beach is pleased to present its inaugural graduate conference.  This year the theme is Temporality: Issues of Change and Stasis in Music. Students of all levels are invited to submit abstracts for papers interrogating the relationship of music and time via history, analysis, theory, and philosophy.  The conference aims to attract scholars engaging questions of temporality in both text and context, with particular interest in papers pertaining to the following broad categories:

Time and Music Theory/Analysis (rhythm and meter, textual theory, philosophy, etc.)
Time and History (stylistic influence, biography, transmission and reception, etc.)
Time and Historiography (causality in music historiography, divergent models of music history, etc.)

Please note that this is a non-exhaustive list, and the conference committee welcomes abstracts on other related topics as well.

Performances: The conference coincides with the April 21 performance of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro by the CSULB Opera Institute ($25/$15 students); as such, the conference committee welcomes submissions on Mozart, opera, and Figaro in particular?although this is by no means a requirement for submission.

300-word abstracts should be sent to graduatemusicology at, as anonymous document attachments.  Please include in the e-mail your name, contact information, university and degree program, and A/V requirements.  Readers will be coordinated by myself, Matthew Blackmar, and Robert Wahl.

Sean Dunnahoe (MA, CSULB)
President, Graduate Musicology Assocation, CSULB
Sean.Dunnahoe at

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