May 19-22, 2020


Please click HERE to view the 2019 Call for Proposals

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Musicking conference is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Due to website difficulties, we ask that all proposal materials be sent to Musicking Conference executive director Holly Roberts at 

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. Documents should be submitted in .doc(x) or .pdf formats only.

Lecture Concerts: 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 (.doc(x) or .pdf formats only), and should include an mp3 audio file or link displaying the performer’s musical ability. 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. 





*If you encounter problems using the submission form, please email proposal materials to


** The Musicking conference is free and open to the public. Click HERE to donate to the conference and keep musicking  free for our community.

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