CFP (conf): CUNY Graduate Center Conference on Music and Philosophy


CUNY Graduate Center Conference on Music and Philosophy

The CUNY Graduate Center department of music is pleased to announce its 2013 Graduate Students in Music (GSIM) conference in New York City on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, 2013. The theme for this year’s conference will be Music and Philosophy.

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2013

In addition to traditional paper sessions, the conference will include a workshop/seminar for graduate students led by Professor Benjamin Piekut of Cornell University entitled “New Ontologies of Music”.

We invite graduate students to submit proposals for papers relating to the theme of Music and Philosophy. The theme is broadly construed, embracing Continental, Analytical, and Classical philosophical traditions, and may include the following subjects, among others:

New ontologies of music. Interdisciplinary relationships between music, in any of its aspects, and philosophical thought, including cultural, sociological, metaphysical, and literary theories.

Applications of existing philosophical theories to the analysis of music. Philosophy of musical creation and performance. Philosophy of musical reception and consumption.

Interactions between musical lyrics, libretti, or associated texts and philosophical thought.

To submit, please send the following to dnobile at

1) A proposal/abstract of no more than 300 words in PDF format. Up to two additional pages of musical examples and/or references may also be included (though this is not required). The proposal should include the title of the paper, but withhold any information that might identify the author.

2) A cover letter, written as text in the body of the email, that includes the title of the paper, the author?s name, institutional affiliation, email address, telephone number, and a list of audio/visual requirements for the presentation.

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