The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music will hold its Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference from Thursday through Sunday, 14–17 April 2016, in Miami, FL, hosted by the School of Music at Florida International University. Proposals on all aspects of seventeenth-century music and its cultural contexts are welcome; those that explore music and colonialism, and music and the Hispanic world are especially encouraged. Presentations may take a variety of formats, including individual papers 20 minutes in length, lecture-recitals (45 minutes), workshops involving group participation, roundtable discussions, and panel sessions.
All presenters must be members in good standing of the Society. A presenter cannot give an individual paper at two consecutive meetings, nor make more than one presentation at a single meeting. For individual papers, abstracts not exceeding 350 words should clearly represent the title, subject and argument, and should indicate the significance of the findings; please include audio-visual needs. Proposals for presentations in other formats should be of a similar length; they should clearly state and justify the intended format, and should indicate the originality and significance of the material to be delivered. Those for lecture-recitals must include recordings of the proposed performer(s) playing examples of the same repertory if not the exact proposed work(s), as well as short biographies. Audio or video recordings supporting proposals for lecture-recitals are required; we regret that they cannot be returned.
Proposals should be sent by e-mail (deadline: midnight, 1 October 2015) to the Program Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the header “SSCM Proposal.” The e-mail should carry two .pdf attachments. The first (labeled with title alone) should include only title and abstract; the second (labeled with name and short title) should contain name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation or city, along with contact information. The latter should also be pasted into the body of the e-mail in case of transmission problems.
The Irene Alm Memorial Prize will be awarded for the best scholarly presentation given by a graduate student. Students should identify themselves as such on the non-anonymous copy of the abstract.