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Dear AMS-Southeast Members and Friends, The Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society is pleased to announce its Fall meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, September 8, 2018. This conference is co-organized by Annegret Fauser (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Jennifer Walker (UNC-Chapel Hill).

We hereby invite proposals for individual presentations in the following formats:

1. Papers. Papers will be limited to 20 minutes in length in order to allow 10 minutes for discussion. Proposals should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, the title of the paper above the abstract text, and the author’s name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation or place of residence at the top of the page. Indicate any audio-visual equipment needed at the bottom (following the abstract text).

2. Posters. Posters will be displayed throughout the meeting and will receive a designated session during which each presenter will have the opportunity to deliver a 5-minute summary of methodology and research findings prior to attendees’ circulation and questions. These proposals should follow the same guidelines as those for individual papers.

3. Lecture-Recitals. Lecture-recitals connecting musicological research with live performance will be limited to 30 minutes in length, including both spoken and performed components. These proposals should follow the same guidelines as those for papers and posters. The abstract should include a description explaining the significance of the work(s) or manner of performance, as well as a summary of the lecture component, including information pertaining to the underlying research, its methodology, and conclusions. Proposals must be accompanied by an .mp3 recording of the performer(s) in order to demonstrate proficiency. Please be sure that the .mp3 file does not have any identifying information in the file name or metadata. While a recorded performance of the proposed piece(s) is strongly preferred, a recorded performance comparable in style and difficulty level will also be accepted. Those proposing lecture-recitals are responsible for providing all personnel needed for the performance.

Please submit all proposals via email as a Word document attachment with AMS-SE Fall 2018 Proposal in the subject line by Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Please be sure to indicate in the body of your email whether your abstract is for a paper, poster, or lecture-recital.

Send submissions to:
Helena Kopchick Spencer

Student Paper Presentation Award: We encourage student members to work with a faculty mentor to ensure a presentation of the highest quality. All student members of the AMS Southeast Chapter whose papers are accepted to the meeting are invited to apply for the Student Paper Presentation Award. To be considered for this award, student presenters must submit a complete, representative draft of their paper to the chapter president no later than one week prior to the meeting (Friday, August 31, 2018). The prize committee understands that the paper presented at the meeting may be a lightly revised version of the submitted draft. Please review the full guidelines at

We hope to see you in Chapel Hill!


Helena Kopchick Spencer
President, AMS-Southeast