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The Anxiety of Influence: Musical Intersections of Old and New

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Music Graduate Students' Association
Fourth Annual Student Conference

The conference is free and open to all
Food and refreshments provided
For questions or to register, please email: mgsa_conference@hotmail.com


The Anxiety of Influence: Musical Intersections of Old and New

The Music Graduate Students’ Association (MGSA) at the University of Toronto will hold their fourth annual Student Conference from the 27th February (Friday Evening) to the 28th February (Saturday Evening), 2004, at the University of Toronto. The purpose of our Student Conference is to provide a forum for scholarly discussion by graduate students of all aspects of music.

We are now soliciting proposals from graduate students for papers, round tables, lecture-recitals, compositions and other presentations for our conference. We hope to include topics from a wide range of musical disciplines, including musicology, music theory, education, performance, and composition, and we especially encourage interdisciplinary approaches to music.

We invite proposals on any musical topic. However, we are particularly interested in proposals dealing with the reinvention of older techniques/instruments (e.g. the current trend of writing new music for harpsichord).

Please send a 250-500 word abstract describing your proposed presentation/paper by email to Eleanor M. Johnston (mgsa_conference@hotmail.com) by January 8th, or your composition (you are responsible for finding and rehearsing performers) by January 25th.  

Compositions may be mailed to me at:

Eleanor M. Johnston
C/O Faculty of Music
University of Toronto Edward Johnson Building
80 Queen's Park
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2C5

The winning paper will be eligible for publication in our on-line Music Journal  Discourses in Music (www.discourses.ca)