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The Music Research Nexus

The University of Georgia, Hugh Hodgson School of Music

Call for Conference Proposals
Meeting Title: 
Popular Music, Popular Movement(s)
Case Western Reserve University
Date(s) of Meeting:
October 5-6, 2018
Description of Meeting:
The Music Graduate Student Association at Case Western Reserve University, in coordination with the Center for Popular Music Studies (CPMS), is pleased to announce a conference for graduate students (including recent graduates) to be held on October 5-6, 2018. We seek to bring together scholars, performers, and educators who engage with popular music throughout history and its interaction with: movement of the body, social and political movements, music transmission, gesture, dance, music pedagogy and movement, histories of motion, movements across borders/migration, and movement and medicine. In addition to paper sessions and lecture-recitals, the conference will feature a keynote presentation by Professor Tammy Kernodle (Miami University).
Types of Submissions Sought:
Research Paper Presentations
Description of Types of Submissions Sought:
Proposals for 20-minute papers or 45-minute lecture-recitals are invited from graduate students working in all music disciplines and related fields in the humanities and beyond, including but not limited to historical musicology, historical performance, ethnomusicology, music theory, music education, and modern performance.
Research Topics Sought:
Popular Music and/or movement (this is broadly defined, and open to interpretation. If it is remotely close to the theme, the submission committee will consider it.)
Submission Information:
Proposals are due June 8 and should include an abstract of no more than 300 words, as well as the presenter’s name, institutional affiliation, and any special technology/instrument requests. Abstracts should be sent as Word documents and should exclude any information that may identify the author. Please send proposals or questions to: Taylor McClaskie (
Deadline for Submissions and Timeline for Acceptance of Proposals:
June 8. Accepted authors will be notified by the beginning of the Fall, 2018 semester (late August) or earlier.
Inquiries About the Conference Proposal Should Be Directed To:
Taylor McClaskie,
A Note from Brian Wesolowski:

The mission of the Music Research Nexus is to connect those involved in music education/music therapy research at higher education institutions. 

1. Music education/music therapy position vacancies
2. Calls for international, national, and state music education conferences
3. Calls for nominations for service-related activities
4. Calls for papers
5. Research funding/award opportunities

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