AMS Southeast Chapter

Dear AMS-SE Members and Friends,

The Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society is pleased to announce its spring meeting at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The keynote address will be delivered by Stravinsky scholar Maureen Carr, Distinguished Professor of Music at Pennsylvania State University.

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. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words by the deadline of Friday, January 20, 2017. Please include the proposal’s title above the abstract text and indicate the author’s name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and institutional affiliation or place of residence at the top of the page. Indicate any audio-visual equipment needed at the bottom (following the abstract text).

We also invite proposals for poster presentations that showcase current research in digital humanities, corpus studies, empirical analysis, and all other appropriate fields. These proposals should follow the same guidelines as those for individual papers.

As a new presentation option for this meeting, we invite proposals for lecture-recitals. Lecture-recitals will be limited to 30 minutes in length, including both spoken and performed components. It is expected that those proposing lecture-recitals will be responsible for providing all personnel needed for the performance. Proposals are to be no more than 250 words and should include a description explaining the significance of the work(s) or manner of performance, as well as a summary of the lecture component, including information pertaining to the underlying research, its methodology, and conclusions. Proposals must be accompanied by an .mp3 recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. Please be sure that the .mp3 file does not have any identifying information in the file name or metadata. While it is encouraged to submit a performance of the proposed piece(s), the program committee recognizes that this may not be possible; in this case, the submitted example should be comparable in style and difficulty level.

Finally, to build on our group discussion at the Fall 2016 meeting, we invite proposals for a special panel on diversity, inclusivity, and equity in music history pedagogy (particularly at the undergraduate level). These proposals should follow the same guidelines as those for individual papers. We welcome proposals from those at any career stage, and we are interested in representing a variety of types of institutions. Those wishing to present on the panel may also submit a paper, poster, or lecture-recital proposal and will receive full consideration for both submissions.

Please submit abstracts via email as a Word document attachment with AMS-SE Spring 2017 Proposal in the subject line by Friday, January 20, 2017. Please indicate in the body of your email whether your abstract is for a paper, poster, lecture-recital, or the special panel on pedagogy.

Send abstracts to:
Brooks Kuykendall

We encourage student members to work with a faculty mentor in order to assure a presentation of the highest quality. Student members of the Southeast Chapter can compete for a Student Presentation Award. Those wishing to be considered for this award must indicate their interest upon receiving notification of acceptance, and must submit their papers to the chapter president no later than one week prior to the meeting (Saturday, March 11, 2017). Please review the full guidelines at

We hope to see you in Greenville, SC!


Brooks Kuykendall
President, AMS-Southeast

Helena Kopchick Spencer
Secretary-Treasurer, AMS-Southeast