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American Musicological Society Rocky Mountain Chapter

American Musicological Society

AMS "Move along little dogies"

Welcome to the website of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society. The Rocky Mountain Chapter brings together professors, students, and scholars from the Rocky Mountain region, which covers the American states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, and the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Our chapter collects no dues and has no application process. If you live in the region and are a member of the AMS, you are a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.


Meetings

2023 Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Music Scholars

March 31 - April 1, 2023

Utah State University, Logan, UT

2023 Call for Papers

Submission deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023, at 11:59 pm MST.

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society is pleased to announce the call for papers for the Chapter’s Annual Meeting on Friday-Saturday, March 31 - April 1, 2023. The conference will be hosted by Utah State University, and current plans are for a fully in-person event. The Chapter will meet jointly with the Southwest Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society for Music Theory (collectively as the Rocky Mountain Music Scholars Conference). We are also pleased to announce that Dr. Jake Johnson of Oklahoma City University will deliver a keynote.

Utah State University is located in Logan, the heart of the scenic Cache Valley. It is well served by transportation being connected to Salt Lake City International Airport by a frequent 1.5-hour shuttle service. Additional information about conference local arrangements, including hotel, will be available as the event draws closer.

The Program Committee invites proposals for individual papers (20-minute limit), sessions of three or four papers on a single topic (20-minute limit per paper), or roundtable discussions on musicological topics.

  • Individual papers: Please submit by email (in a single Word or PDF attachment) a title and abstract of 250 words or less. Please do not include the name or affiliation of the presenter in the attachment.
  • Sessions on a single topic: Please submit by email from a single sender all the abstracts for the session (individually titled, 250 words or less per abstract, no names or affiliations, Word or PDF attachments).
  • Roundtable discussions: Please submit by email (in a single Word or PDF attachment) a title for the session and an abstract of 450 words or less (no names or affiliations, Word or PDF attachment).

For all submissions, please include in the body of the email only the name(s) of the presenter(s), along with institutional affiliation(s), if applicable. For sessions on a single topic, please also include the proposed session title in the body of the email only. Conference papers will be chosen by the selection committee through a blind-review process. According to chapter bylaws, any paper submitted by an undergraduate or a master’s student must be accompanied by a faculty letter of endorsement. (This will not be shared with the selection committee.) A prize for the best student paper will be announced at the end of the conference.

Please email all proposals to current chapter president and conference organizer, Christopher M. Scheer atrockymountain.ams@gmail.com.


Past Meetings

  • 2022

    University of Colorado at Boulder
    Boulder, CO | March 11-12

    Part of the Rocky Mountain Music Scholars Conference, together with the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Region.

    Program
    Abstracts

  • 2021

    University of Northern Colorado
    Online | April 9-10

    Part of the Rocky Mountain Music Scholars Conference, together with the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Region.

    Program
    Abstracts

  • 2020

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Chapter meeting was canceled.

    View 2020 Papers Online

  • 2019

    University of Texas at El Paso 
    El Paso, TX  | March 1–2 

    Joint Meeting with the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Region. 
     
    Program
    Abstracts

  • 2018

    University of Arizona 
    Tucson, AZ  | March 23–24 

    Joint Meeting with the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Region. 
     
    Program
    Abstracts

  • 2017

    University of Utah 
    Salt Lake City, UT  | April 7–8 

    Joint Meeting with the Rocky Mountain Society for Music Theory and the Society for Ethnomusicology Southwest Region. 
     
    Program 
    Abstracts

  • 2014

    Arizona State University
    Tempe, AZ | April 4–5

    Joint meeting with the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter and the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter

    Minutes

  • 2013

    Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, AZ | April 5–6

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

    Minutes

  • 2012

    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO | March 30–31

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  • 2011

    Colorado College
    Colorado Springs, CO | April 15–16

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  •  2010
    University of Arizona

    Tucson, AZ | April 16–17

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  •  2009

    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO | April 17–18

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  •  2008

    Utah State University
    Logan, UT | March 29–30

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  •  2007
  • 2006

    University of Denver
    Denver, CO  

    Joint Meeting with the Society for Ethnomusicology/Southwest Chapter and the Society for Music Theory/Rocky Mountain Chapter

  • 2005

    Northern Arizona University
    Flagstaff, AZ

  • 2004

    University of Northern Colorado
    Greeley, CO

  • 2003

    University of Arizona
    Tempe, AZ

  • 2002

    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO

  • 1999
  • 1998

    University of New Mexico

Chapter Officials

 people

President: Christopher Sheer, Utah State University

Secretary/Treasurer

Past President: Robert S. Shay, University of Colorado

Chapter Representative to the AMS Council: Dawn Grapes, Colorado State University

Student Representatives to the AMS Council:
2021–2023 Term: LeeLee Halbert Hunter, University of Arizona
2022–2024 Term: Misti Webster, University of Utah