Call for participation ("Lola L. Cuddy" )

Subject: Call for participation
From:    "Lola L. Cuddy"  <cuddyl(at)PSYC.QUEENSU.CA>
Date:    Fri, 10 Sep 1999 15:41:44 -0400

Call for Participation The Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) invites you to submit an abstract for Toronto2000, a joint meeting of 15 music societies including American Musicological Society, Association for Technology in Music Instruction, College Music Society, International Association for the Study of Popular Music, Society for Ethnomusicology, and Society for Music Theory. The meeting will be held November 1-5, 2000, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMPC has been allotted the days of November 4 and 5 for paper and poster presentations. Further information about the joint meetings, Toronto2000: Musical Intersections, will be available on the Conference Web site: The local organizer for SMPC is Dr. W. F. Thompson, Department of Psychology, Atkinson College, York University, Toronto, Ontario M6N 1M5, Canada, phone (416-736-2100 ext. 66463), e-mail billt(at) The objectives of SMPC are to further the scientific and scholarly understanding of music from a broad range of disciplines, including music theory, psychology, psychophysics, linguistics, neurology, neurophysiology, ethology, ethnomusicology, artificial intelligence, computer technology, physics and engineering; to facilitate cooperation among scholars and scientists who are engaged in research in this interdisciplinary field; and to advance education and public understanding of knowledge gained. Officers of the Society are: C.L. Krumhansl (Cornell University), President; W .J. Dowling (University of Texas at Dallas), Vice-President; M. G. Boltz (Haverford College), Secretary-Treasurer; and L. L. Cuddy (Queen's University, Canada), President- Elect. Topics relevant to all of the above disciplines will be considered, but topics that are especially encouraged include performance and expertise, neural substrates of music, development and education, music cognition and music theory, pitch (including absolute pitch) and rhythm perception, music and emotion, and cross-cultural investigations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 1, 2000. Expected length of presentations is 20 minutes, including questions. Please submit a single page abstract of a minimum of 300 words by e-mail (preferred) or hard copy to the Program Chair. Abstracts will be assessed by the program committee for clarity and detail of the aims, method and conclusions of the study, as well as the suitability of the topic for the society. The Program Chair is: : Professor Lola Cuddy Department of Psychology Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6 e-mail: smpc2000(at) Include the following in your proposal: The title of your paper Your name Your institutional affiliation Your mailing address Your telephone number Your email address A list of your audio-visual equipment needs Preferred mode of presentation--paper or poster. To accommodate a possibly tight schedule, the Program Committee may request that submissions for papers be presented as poster sessions. Please note: In accordance with the guidelines established by the Steering Committee of Toronto 2000, all submissions must present unpublished work. No individual may appear on the Toronto program more than twice. This includes delivering a paper, participating in a daytime programmatic panel, giving a lecture-demonstration, and functioning as a chair-organizer of a session or as a respondent. Not counting as an appearance are participation in extra- programmatic offerings such as interest-group meetings or standing committee presentations. Also not counting as appearances are nonsession concert performances, serving as an appointed chair of a session and the like. The deadline for proposing joint sessions involving the 15 societies was June 1, 1999, and the joint sessions should be determined by December, 1999--that is, before the deadline for the above, regular, SMPC proposals. Individuals chosen for joint sessions may also appear on one other session at the Toronto meeting. Lola L. Cuddy Professor Department of Psychology Queen's University Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Canada Phone: 613-533-6013 Fax: 613-533-2499 E-mail: cuddyl(at)

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