Music by Women Festival
March 1-3, 2018

Call for Submissions

 

 

Call for Participation: Papers, Lecture Recitals, Performances, Panels

Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT

The Program Committee for the second 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 either day of the festival and, upon proposal acceptance, are required to register as a participants no later than January 12, 2018. 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:

  1. Must contain an abstract of no more than 250 words.
  2. Must not contain any identifying information in the abstract or proposal title as proposals will be reviewed through a blind review process.
  3. Must contain a presenter/performer biography of no more than 250 words.
  4. Must identify any special requirements needed (projectors, microphones, etc.).

Papers will be allotted a 25-minute or 50-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- or 50-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) specify a 25- or 50 -minute duration, (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.

Panels will be allotted a 25- or 50-minute timeslot for in-depth discussion(s) of a particular topic by panel members accompanied by a moderator. In addition to the submission requirements above, panel proposals must specify a 25- or 50-minute duration.

Timeline: proposers will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2017 and will have until January 12, 2018 to confirm participation by registering for the festival.

 


Call for Scores

Deadline: Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CT

The Program Committee for the second annual Music by Women Festival welcomes submissions of original compositions from independent musicians, current and retired academics, and undergraduate and graduate students for performances at concerts throughout the festival. The festival will accept submissions for solo instruments, instruments with piano accompaniment, as well as works for small chamber ensembles. This call is open to women composers of any age, geographical location and stage in their professional career.  Preference will be given to works under 15 minutes in duration.The list of performers provided by the festival to perform new works in response to the call for scores is listed by instrument under the “Performers” tab of this website: http://www.muw.edu/musicbywomen/performers.

A maximum submission of two compositions per person is allowed. Composers must be willing to attend either day of the conference and, upon proposal acceptance, are required to register as a participant no later than January 12, 2018. Performers who are only performing new works by the composers in response to this call are not required to register for the festival and are welcome to attend all other festival events.

Please note that the Music by Women Festival is unable to fund travel expenses of composers 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:

  1. Must contain a short abstract describing the work (no more than 250 words). It must indicate if the composer is able to provide performers.
  2. Must specify the exact duration of the composition and instrumentation
  3. Must contain a PDF file of the composition and a sound recording (MP3 or MIDI files only).
  4. Must not contain any identifying information in the abstract, composition title, or sound file, as proposals will be reviewed through a blind review process.
  5. Must contain a composer biography of no more than 250 words.  If the performer is provided by the composer, please provide the performer biography (of no more than 250 words per individual) in the “Biography of co-presenters & collaborators” text box.

Timeline: composers will be notified of acceptance by December 15, 2017 and will have until January 12, 2018 to confirm participation by registering for the festival.

 

This project is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.