Call for Proposals

Musicking 2019: Cultural Considerations

May 13-17, 2019

Call for Proposals

The University of Oregon Collegium Musicum ensemble is happy to present the fourth annual Musicking conference: “Musicking: Cultural Considerations” to be held in the UO, School of Music and Dance in Eugene, OR (location: Collier House, at University and 13TH Streets), from May 13 through May 17, 2019. The purpose of this conference is to bring together research, education, and performance of historical music in the broadest sense by considering performance practices and performance practice studies through a cultural lens.

Panels & Submissions

In its fourth year, the conference will host five panel sessions and three lecture-performances. Featured conference events include keynote addresses by Renaissance and baroque violinist Susanne Scholz and baroque violinist and violist Dario Luisi, and the performance of two oratorios – Giacomo Antonio Perti’s La Beata Imelda (1686) and Quirino Colombani’s Oratorio di Santa Cecilia (c. 1705-20) – performed on period instruments. The Musicking committee welcomes proposals addressing all aspects of performance practice studies (from the Middle Ages to the present), not only from a purely historical point of view, but also from a broader cultural perspective. Since this year’s concerts will feature two lesser-known oratorios, at least one panel focusing on performance issues relative to the Italian baroque oratorio will be organized. Applicants are encouraged to blur the academic distinctions of musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, education, modern performance practices, historical performance practice, and other academic fields, and consider the conference topic through a lens of musicking, in all its possible facets.

The Conference Committee welcomes individual paper proposals: abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted. Proposals should include two files: an anonymous submission including a title and the abstract; and a second file including the title, abstract, author’s name and a short (5-line) biography of the presenter. The abstract should specify the thesis/main topic of research, the state of research and sources used, and the relevance of the author’s thesis to the conference purpose and topic. Please send abstracts and proposals by Saturday, December 1, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday, January 15, 2019. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE MUSICKING WEBSITE.

Lecture Concerts

The Musicking committee also invites proposals for lecture performances. Proposals should be for programs 30-45 minutes in length, and should be designed to engage audiences in an informal and fairly intimate setting. Proposals should include a short concert/lecture description and music selection, and should include an mp3 audio file or link displaying the performer’s musical ability. Please send proposals by Saturday, December 1, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday, January 15, 2019. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE MUSICKING WEBSITE.

Financial Assistance for Lecture-Performers

This year, the Musicking committee will grant one lecture-performance applicant an award of up to $1000 to assist in travel and lodging costs. Lecture-performance applicants who wish to be considered for this award should indicate so in their proposal. Funding for this award is generously donated by David Wade, Attorney P.C.

Financial Assistance for Lutenists

The Musicking committee also invites applications from lute students and emerging professionals who wish to participate in the conference. One lute performer will be selected to receive modest funds to partially offset costs of transportation and lodging, generously donated by Música Eugenia of Eugene, Oregon. The recipient of this award will participate in the Musicking Conference performance of Colombani’s oratorio Santa Cecilia, as well as in a separate concert hosted jointly by Musicking and Música Eugenia. Applicants should submit a proposal that includes their name, short bio, CV, and either an mp3 audio file or link displaying their ability as a solo and continuo performer. Please send abstracts and proposals by Saturday, December 1, 2018. Notices of acceptance will be sent by Tuesday, January 15, 2019. ALL PROPOSALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE MUSICKING WEBSITE.



* The Musicking conference is free and open to the public. There is no registration fee. Click HERE to donate to the conference and keep musicking  free for our community.

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