AMS Rochester

9-12 November 2017
Call for Performances
Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, 17 January 2017

The AMS Performance Committee invites proposals for concerts, lecture-recitals, and other performances and performance-related events during the 2017 Rochester Annual Meeting, 9–12 November. We encourage performance proposals that develop a point of view, offer a programmatic focus, or explore new musicological findings. Performances related to the meeting’s venue and/or that demonstrate the Society’s diversity of interests, its range of approaches, and its generic, geographic, and chronological breadth are especially welcome.

Freelance artists as well as performers and ensembles affiliated with colleges, universities, or conservatories are encouraged to submit proposals. Available presentation times include lunch hours and afternoons on Friday and Saturday, and evening on Thursday.

Required application materials include: 1) an application cover sheet (available from the AMS office); 2) a proposed program listing repertory, performer(s), and the duration of each work; 3) a list of audio-visual and performance needs; 4) a short (100-word) biography of each participant named in the proposal; 5) for concerts, a one-page explanation of the significance of the program or manner of performance; for lecture-recitals, a description (two pages maximum) explaining the significance of the program and/or manner of performance, and a summary of the lecture component, including information pertaining to the underlying research, its methodology, and conclusions; 6) representative audio or visual materials pertaining to the program and performers (twenty minutes maximum).

An individual may not present both a paper and a performance (or lecture-recital) at the meeting. If an individual’s proposals to the Program and Performance Committee are both selected, the applicant will be given an early opportunity to decide which invitation to accept and which to decline. Though the AMS is unable to offer a fee to artists, modest subsidies are occasionally available for performance-related expenses. Please see the application cover sheet for proposal submission details. Materials must arrive at the AMS office no later than 5 p.m. EST, 17 January 2017. Exceptions cannot be made to this deadline, so please plan accordingly. Receipts will be sent to those who have submitted proposals by the deadline, and the committee will communicate its decisions by 17 April 2017.

—Christina Baade
Performance Committee Chair

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