Proposal submission application deadline is 11:59 p.m. US Central Time (Chicago) on October 1, 2021.
Proposers will be notified of acceptance no later than by November 12, 2021 and will have until December 10, 2021 to confirm participation by registering for the Festival.
If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Participation: Papers, Lecture Recitals, Performances
Deadline: Tuesday, October 1st, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT
The Program Committee for the sixth annual Music by Women Festival welcomes proposals from various fields of the musical profession. This festival brings together independent musicians, composers, current and retired academics, undergraduate and graduate students, and teachers who are interested in exploring topics relating to music composed by women. Musicians from all professional settings are encouraged to submit proposals from a range of topics including, but not limited to performance, musicology, theory, and music education.
A maximum submission of two proposals per person is allowed. Presenters must be willing to present on any day of the festival and, upon proposal acceptance, are required to register as a participants no later than December 10th, 2021. Please note that the Music by Women Festival is unable to fund travel expenses of presenters or performers. Please also note that the festival is not able program works for prepared piano and/or using extended piano techniques.
All submissions must meet the following requirements:
- Must contain an abstract (or program notes for performances) of no more than 200 words.
- Must not contain any identifying information in the abstract (program notes are exempt from this requirement) or proposal title as proposals will be reviewed through a blind review process.
- Must identify any special requirements needed (projectors, microphones, etc.).
Papers will be allotted a 25-minute presentation slot on a research topic.
Performances will be allotted up to 20 minutes for a live performance as part of the festival concerts. In addition to the submission requirements above, performances must: (1) feature performed work(s) composed by women historically or in the present day, (2) specify the exact duration of the performance and instrumentation, and (3) have an accompanying mp3 sound file containing a sample of the actual work(s) proposed for the performance. Sound file should be devoid of any identifying information.
Lecture recitals will be allotted a 25 minute timeslot for a research presentation and a performance to demonstrate the concepts presented. In addition to the submission requirements above, lecture recitals must: (1) feature performed work(s) composed by women historically or in the present day, (2) have an accompanying mp3 sound file containing a sample of the actual work(s) proposed for the performance. Sound file should be devoid of any identifying information.
Timeline: proposers will be notified of acceptance by November 12th, 2021 and will have until December 10th, 2022 to confirm participation by registering for the festival.