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Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes

Posted: February 16th, 2024 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | Comments Off on Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes

We invite scholars, musicians, and arts programmers from diverse disciplinary perspectives to submit proposals for “Chicago Music: Histories, People, and Scenes,” a symposium to be held at DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL on Wednesday, November 13, 2024, prior to the American Musicological Society meeting, and sponsored by the AMS Popular Music Study Group and DePaul University. The symposium focuses on four themes that invite consideration of how music has impacted and been shaped by Chicago’s unique culture, economy, geography, history, and people: Chicago music histories; festivals; public arts programming; and identities, neighborhoods, and communities. The goal of the symposium is to foster conversations among participants from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and establish a groundwork for documenting and understanding Chicago’s musical life in its full richness.

Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes, followed by a generous amount of time for discussion after each panel. Proposals of 250 words are due April 1, 2024, and should also include a brief (three or four sentence) biography. Please email text or Word files (no .pdfs), along with any questions, to [email protected]. Notifications are expected by May 2, 2024. The organizers anticipate co-editing a proposed volume that includes contributions from this symposium.

For the full CFP and more details, please see https://amspop.wordpress.com/2024/02/09/ams-pmsg-2024-pre-conference-symposium/

Andrew Mall (Northeastern University, Boston MA), on behalf of the rest of the program committee: Kate Brucher (DePaul University) and Michael Allemana (University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago)