CFP | 2017 Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Conference

Submissions Due: January 19, 2017

The 2017 Eureka! Musical Minds of California will be presented in collaboration with the 16th Annual CSUF New Music Festival on February 25, 2017: "...to the ends of the earth" sounds from Iceland to Australia and Beyond, directed by Dr. Pamela Madsen

The 2017 conference continues to facilitate the unprecedented environment established in 2015 that showcased the diverse work created in California graduate music institutions. We look forward to presenting music created at the edge of the Pacific. 

The conference will conclude with a performance by the Eureka! 2017 Ensemble-in-Residence, Aperture Duo.

 

Requirements: 

Presenters and composers must be currently enrolled at the time of the conference in any Californian graduate music program and all are required to be in attendance.

Submission Deadline: Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT

Date of Conference: Saturday, February 25, 2017

Location: Cal State Fullerton School of Music

Conference Website: http://eurekamusicalmindsofcalifornia.org

 

Presentation Options:

We welcome presentations on a wide range of musical topics and from any discipline of graduate study in music. Graduates are invited to present their independent research through three different presentation methods: paper/oral presentations, lecture recitals, and call for scores. 

1. Paper/Oral Presentations: 20 minutes (includes set up and teardown) lecture-style presentation.

2. Lecture Recitals: 20 minutes (set up and tear down included).

3. Call of Scores: 12 minutes maximum (see guidelines for details).


 

I. Paper/Oral Presentations Guidelines:

Submissions should consist of an abstract of no more than 250 words detailing your independent research. Presentations should be limited to a 20-minute maximum (set up and teardown included within the allotted time) and presented in a lecture-style format (reading strictly from a paper is discouraged). 

(1)  Submit your abstract proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, graduate status (M.A./Ph.D.,D.M.A./ABD), and equipment required (including projector and speakers). Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2017Eureka_presentation.pdf.

*Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.

Submit proposals to Eurekaconference.presentations@gmail.com by January 19, 2017 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding paper/oral submissions, please email Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com.


 

II. Lecture-Recital Submission Guidelines:

Proposals for lecture-recitals of music on any and all topics are welcome. Lecture-recitals are 20 minutes in length (set up and teardown included within the allotted time) and requires a 2-part application:

(1)  Submit a 100-word proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, and graduate status (M.A./Ph.D.,D.M.A./ABD), proposal title, format, and area of specialty, list of required equipment (any special needs e.g., music stand, piano, A/V), and list of all personnel involved in the presentation. Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as:  LastnameFirstname_Title_2017Eureka_recital.pdf.

(2)  Submit a 3-5 minute mp3 recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. While it is encouraged to include your performance of the proposed piece, it may not be possible; in that case the example should be of a comparable style or from a similar historical period. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3 file: LastnameFirstname_2017Eureka_recital.mp3

*Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.

Submit proposals to Eurekaconference.recital@gmail.com by January 19, 2017 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding Lecture-Recitals can be sent to Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com.


 

III. Call for Scores

There are three options for the Call for Scores and all must not exceed 12 minutes. Composers are welcome to submit one piece per option: 

1.    Composers are invited to submit one piece who provide their own performers.

2.   Composers may also submit one piece for the Eureka! 2017 Ensemble-in-Residence Aperture Duo

3.    Installations, Fixed Media and/or Live-Electronics, Video, and Electro-Acoustic/Acoustic works will be also be considered.

Application Direction for Scores Submissions:

(1)  Submit a .pdf document including: name, university, graduate status (M.A./Ph.D.,D.M.A./ABD), title of submitted work, instrumentation, duration, and a list of required equipment (if applicable).

(2)  Score: for submissions involving a score, please submit a .pdf version of the score. Score submissions must be labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2017Eureka_score.pdf.

(3)  Audio Files: submissions should include an audio recording of the work. A MIDI rendition is acceptable. Installations may be represented by an excerpted recording not to exceed 12 minutes in length. Multichannel works will be judged from a stereo mix as well as an mp3. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3.

                        LastnameFirstname_2017Eureka_audio.mp3

(4)  For works involving video, please provide an active link or create an attachment to send to: Eurekaconference.score@gmail.com. Label attachment as: LastnameFirstname_2017Eureka_video.mp3

 *Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.

 

Please email all materials, in a single email, to Eurekaconference.score@gmail.com by January 19, 2017 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding composition submissions can be sent to Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com