AMS Call for Performances

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. EST, 15 February 2023

The AMS Performance Committee invites proposals for concerts, lecture-recitals, workshops, and other types of performances during the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society held in Denver, Colorado, 9-12 November. We encourage proposals that develop a point of view, offer a
programmatic focus, explore new musicological findings, or relate to the rich musical traditions of Denver and the surrounding region. Proposals that engage with the Society’s diversity of interests and methodological approaches (including proposals that expand on the concept of “performance” itself) are
especially welcome. Freelance artists as well as performers and ensembles affiliated with colleges, universities, or conservatories are encouraged to submit proposals.



• a proposed program listing repertory, performer(s), and the duration of each work;

• a list of audio-visual and performance needs;

• a short (100-word) biography of each participant named in the proposal;

• for concerts, an explanation (500 words maximum) of the significance of the program or manner of performance;

• for lecture-recitals, a description (1,000 words maximum) explaining the significance of the program and/or manner of performance, and a summary of the lecture component, including information pertaining to the underlying research, its methodology, and conclusions;

• for workshops or other types of performance, a description (1,000 words maximum) explaining the concept of the activity or event and its musicological significance or relevance; and

• representative audio or visual materials pertaining to the program and performers (twenty minutes maximum).


Although the AMS is unable to offer a fee to artists, modest subsidies are occasionally available for performance-related expenses.

Materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, 15 February 2023. Individual exceptions cannot be made to this deadline, so please plan accordingly. Notifications of the Performance Committee’s decisions will be sent in mid-May.