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AMS Boston 2019: Call for Performances

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, 15 January 2019

The AMS Performance Committee invites proposals for concerts, lecture-recitals, workshops, and other types of performances during the 2019 Boston Annual Meeting, 31 October–3 November. We encourage proposals that develop a point of view, offer a programmatic focus, explore new musicological findings, or relate to the meeting’s host city or region. Proposals that engage with the Society’s diversity of interests and methodological approaches (including proposals that expand on the concept of “performance” itself) are especially welcome.

Freelance artists as well as performers and ensembles affiliated with colleges, universities, or conservatories are encouraged to submit proposals. Available presentation times include lunch hours and afternoons on Friday and Saturday (one-hour slots), and Thursday evening.

Required application materials include:
  • a proposed program listing repertory, performer(s), and the duration of each work;
  • a list of audio-visual and performance needs;
  • a short (100-word) biography of each participant named in the proposal;
  • for concerts, a one-page explanation of the significance of the program or manner of performance;
  • for lecture-recitals, a description (two pages maximum) explaining the significance of the program and/or manner of performance, and a summary of the lecture component, including information pertaining to the underlying research, its methodology, and conclusions;
  • for workshops or other types of performance, a description (two pages maximum) explaining the concept of the activity or event and its musicological significance or relevance; and
  • representative audio or visual materials pertaining to the program and performers (twenty minutes maximum).

An individual may not present both a paper and a separate performance event at the meeting. If an individual’s proposals to the Program Committee and the Performance Committee are both selected, the applicant will be given an early opportunity to decide which invitation to accept. Though the AMS is unable to offer a fee to artists, modest subsidies are occasionally available for performance related expenses.

Materials must arrive at the AMS office no later than 5 p.m. EST, 15 January 2019. Exceptions cannot be made to this deadline, so please plan accordingly. Receipts will be sent to those who have submitted proposals by the deadline, and the committee will communicate its decisions by 15 April 2019

—Ivan Raykoff

Performance Committee Chair