2019 Conference

Sixth Annual Graduate Conference
Call For Proposals
5–6 April 2019

The Temple University Theory, History, and Ethnomusicology Society (THEMUS) invites paper proposals for its sixth annual graduate conference on Saturday, 6 April 2019. We invite proposals from graduate students at any point in their course of study. In addition, we welcome proposals for an afternoon session devoted to performance practice to be held on Friday, 5 April 2019. Research relating to any genre and period will be considered, and preference will be given to proposals that address new and perceived challenges in the field. Proposals should be designed for a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion.

Our keynote speakers will be Professor Rebecca Cypess of Rutgers University (Friday) and Professor Seth Monahan of the Eastman School of Music (Saturday). Professor Cypess is the author of Curious & Modern Inventions: Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy, along with articles and chapters on 17th- and 18th- century performance practices, music in Jewish culture, and women in music. Professor Monahan is the author of Mahler's Symphonic Sonatas and numerous articles and chapters on music of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as music theory pedagogy. 

For full consideration, please submit all materials by 15 December 2018. Applicants are kindly asked to use the form below. All submissions will be read anonymously, and notifications will be sent by 15 January 2019. Please direct inquiries to Tim Gonzalez (tgonzalez@temple.edu) or follow THEMUS on Facebook for additional program information as it becomes available.

Registration will open on or about 15 January 2019.

Performance Practice Session
Friday, 5 April 2018

Presser Hall, Room 142
2001 North 13th Street (main entrance on Norris Street)
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Graduate Conference
Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tuttleman Learning Center, Room 107
1809 North 13th Street (at West Montgomery Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Travel To and From Campus

There is usually some street parking available on campus during the weekends. We suggest looking for spaces in an area marked by Cecil B. Moore Avenue to the south, West Norris Street to the north, North 10th Street to the east, and Broad Street to the west. If you would prefer a campus lot, daily and hourly rates are listed at the Campus Operations website.

Public Transportation
The local Broad Street Line serves Temple University from the Cecil B. Moore station. Be sure to take a Local train, as Express service will bypass campus. In addition, all regional rail lines that pass through center city Philadelphia stop at Temple, including the Airport line. The SEPTA website has a complete set of maps and schedules.