Thursday, December 31, 2020
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Submission Deadline
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Virtual Conference

We are pleased to announce our eighth annual graduate conference, which will be held online April 2-3, 2021. We invite you to share the following CFP with colleagues, advisees, fellow students, and friends.
Call for Proposals
The Music Society at Temple (themus)
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
Conference Dates: Friday and Saturday, 2-3 April 2021

Submission URL:

Keynote Speakers: Elizabeth West Marvin (Eastman School of Music) and Kevin Fellezs (Columbia University)
Venue: Online (Zoom)

The Music Society at Temple (themus) invites paper proposals for its eighth annual graduate conference on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Research relating to the fields of music theory, history, and ethnomusicology will be considered. In addition, we welcome proposals on music perception and cognition, jazz and improvisation, and computer applications in music for an afternoon session on Friday, April 2, 2021, which will be dedicated to the late music theorist Dr. Aleck Brinkman. Proposals should be designed for a 20-minute presentation/10-minute discussion format.

Our keynote speakers will be Professor Elizabeth West Marvin of Eastman School of Music (Friday) and Professor Kevin Fellezs of Columbia University (Saturday). Professor Marvin has written numerous articles on music cognition, music theory pedagogy, theory and analysis of atonal music, contour theory, history of theory, and analysis and performance. She is the co-author of three undergraduate music theory textbooks, including W. W. Norton’s A Musician’s Guide to Theory and Analysis. Professor Fellezs is the author of Birds of Fire: Jazz, Rock, Funk and the Creation of Fusion (Duke University Press). He released his new book Listen But Don’t Ask Questions: Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Across the TransPacific (Duke University Press) in December 2019. He has also written articles and essays on jazz, popular music, and Asian American popular culture.

Please visit the conference URL (above) for submission instructions and other conference details.

With Best Wishes,

The Music Society at Temple Executive Board

Emily DeWoolfson, President
Daniel Carsello, Vice President
Stephanie George, Conference Chair
Marcos Acevedo-Arus, Treasurer
Elysia Hempel, Secretary