The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2–4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) alternative-format sessions, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 48th Annual Conference in Tucson, Arizona, March 9-13, 2022. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM website by 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 12, 2021. The conference organizers welcome proposals involving all facets of musical life throughout the Americas and about American music and aspects of its cultures anywhere in the world.
To celebrate the musical heritage of the conference site, SAM solicits proposals that emphasize any aspect of music and musical cultures (especially Indigenous and ethnic traditions) in Tucson and the surrounding region during any part of its history. Topics might include the musical cultures and traditions of Native American and Indigenous populations or the musical practices along the U.S.-Mexico border. Members are also encouraged to submit proposals relating to the career of SAM 2022 honorary member, Mariachi Cobre; the music industries located in Tucson such as Zoom Records; explorations in music, mobility, and border crossing; the musical scenes of Arizona including punk rock, jazz, folk, underground hip hop, country, and experimental/noise music; and performers and musicians associated with the Southwest such as Linda Ronstadt, Selena Quintanilla, Bob Nolan, Lalo Guerrero, Gu-Achi Fiddlers, Mariachi Luz de Luna, and Gertie Lopez.
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