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AMS Capital Chapter Spring Meeting

The Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society is pleased to announce their spring 2017 meeting at George Mason University on April 22nd.

We hereby invite submissions for papers to be delivered at the meeting. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length in order to allow 10 minutes for discussion. To be considered, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words by the deadline of 15 March, 2017. You may submit abstracts in one of two forms: either an attachment in MSWord (preferred), or a pdf. If submitting by MSWord, include the proposal's title above the abstract text and indicate the author's name, mailing address, email address, phone number, institutional affiliation or place of residence at the top of the page. If you submit your abstract as a pdf, the abstract should include the title but without any indication of the author, and on a separate pdf page include the title as well as the author's name, mailing address, email address, phone, institutional affiliation or place of residence. Regardless of format, indicate any audio-visual equipment needed at the bottom of the abstract page, following the text. Submit abstracts via email with AMS-CC Spring 2017 Proposal in the subject line by 15 March, 2017. Send abstracts to Deborah Lawrence dalawrence -at- We also invite proposals for poster or other alternative format presentations. These proposals should follow the same guidelines as those for individual papers.

Additionally, we also invite submissions from students wishing to compete for the Irving Lowens Award for Student Research. The winner of this competition receives a cash prize of $300. please visit the Awards page for further details.




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