SMPC99 Conference, reminder (Rene van Egmond )

Subject: SMPC99 Conference, reminder
From:    Rene van Egmond  <egmond(at)NICI.KUN.NL>
Date:    Mon, 22 Mar 1999 18:33:00 +0100

Reminder: SMPC99 August 14-17, 1999 Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 1, 1999 (information below) Dear Colleagues, Enclosed please find information about the upcoming 1999 Conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition. The SMPC99 will be held at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois (just north of Chicago), from August 14-17, 1999. For more information on all aspects of SMPC99, you may visit our website at Alternately, you may contact us by email, post, or telephone (information at the bottom of this letterhead) for a complete hard-copy packet of information and registration forms. Overview of the SMPC99 Schedule Saturday, August 14, 1999: Opening Reception at the Ravinia Festival SMPC99 begins with a festive reception at the nearby Ravinia Festival. We will be at Ravinia on the final night of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 1999 residency, a special Gala Performance featuring not only one of the world's greatest orchestras, but also the solo talents of Isaac Stern, =46rederica von Stade, Midori, Misha Dichter, Leon Fleisher, Andr=E9 Watts, Alicia de Larrocha, Ramsey Lewis, and Joe Williams, combining for an unforgettable night of music-making. More information is on the SMPC99 website. Sunday-Monday, August 15-16: Presentations by day, Chicago by night During the daytime there will be papers and poster sessions; the evenings are free for us to enjoy a variety of cultural or other events afforded by the great city of Chicago. Due to the many requests received, we are working to arrange an outing to a blues club; other possibilities include jazz clubs, Chicago's outstanding array of live theatre, fine or ethnic dining, and many other opportunities. Again, more information is to be found starting on the SMPC99 website or by contacting us. Tuesday, August 17: Final Presentations and the Banquet A final day of presentations is followed by our closing Banquet. Housing SMPC99 has arranged for both hotel and dormitory housing options for attendees. The conference hotel is the Omni-Orrington, located a five-minute walk from the conference site. We have negotiated a favorable rate of $109.00 per night plus tax. Delegates wishing to stay in the Omni-Orrington will need to contact the hotel directly, at1-847-866-8700, extension 7121, or 1-800-843-6664. You will need to specify that you are requesting the NU-SMPC rate. For more information about the Omni-Orrington you may visit the Omni Hotels website at We have also arranged for SMPC delegates to be able to stay in air-conditioned single dormitory rooms at Northwestern. The rate for these rooms is $36.55 per day, with a minimum stay of three nights (minimum charge of $109.65). Reservations will be made through SMPC99's office at Northwestern; see the SMPC website or contact us for details. Cultural, Dining, and Other Opportunties Northwestern University's main campus is in Evanston, Illinois, along the shores of Lake Michigan. Chicago's 'Loop,' or center city area, is 12 miles south; a breathtaking view of the city is easily had by looking south from the site of the conference. Chicago is home to one of the most vibrant arts-and-culture environments in the world, with practically any type of music, theatre, or other entertainment one might wish. Evanston by itself has some 200 restaurants, ranging from fast-food to four-star fine dining; Chicago has a wealth of other possibilities, all within easy reach. Conference Registration =46or the convenience of all involved, conference registration materials are available on the SMPC99 website--or, contact us for a printed copy. Student fees have been set at $35; for others, the registration fee will be $50 on or before June 30, 1999, and $60 from July 1, 1999 on. The fees include admission to all conference sessions, admission to Ravinia for the Gala Reception, and daily refreshments. Please contact us for any other information you might like. We hope to see you in Evanston in August! Richard Ashley SMPC99 Coordinator **** Call for Abstracts and Proposals Society for Music Perception and Cognition Conference 1999 Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois August 14-17, 1999 DEADLINE: APRIL 1 1999 The Society of Music Perception and Cognition invites you to submit an abstract for unpublished papers in the following or related topic areas: *music theory *psychology *psychophysics *linguistics *neurology *neurophysiology *ethology *ethnomusicology *artificial intelligence *computer technology *physics *engineering The Society also invites tutorial sessions on key topics, as well as proposals for special sessions. Single page abstracts on any of the above or related topics for presentation, posters, and proposals for tutorials should be sent to: Richard Ashley, Coordinator SMPC99 Conference School of Music Northwestern University 711 Elgin Road Evanston, IL 60208 USA email: smpc99(at) Expected length of presentations is 20 minutes, including questions. Please submit your abstract in one of two forms: 1. (Preferably) by email, or 2. In hard copy. Please 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. The objectives of the Society 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. Carol Krumhansl, President W. Jay Dowling, Vice President Caroline Palmer, Secretary-Treasurer

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