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Haydn Society of North America Conference 2016

A conference of the Haydn Society of North America (HSNA) will take place Wednesday, November 2 and Thursday morning, November 3, at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall Center Hotel, prior to the meeting of the American Musicological Society / Society for Music Theory.  We are seeking proposals concerning any work regarding Joseph Haydn and his circle.  We also anticipate a joint session with the American Beethoven Society and invite proposals for this session linking the two composers. Presentations accepted for the AMS/SMT conference itself may not be read at this conference.  Papers read at the conference may be solicited for publication in HAYDN: Online Journal of the Haydn Society of North America (

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for individual papers or lecture/performances.  Papers and presentations should not exceed 30 minutes.  Additionally, ten minutes will be allotted for discussion. Proposals should indicate the type of presentation (paper or lecture/performance) and include the presenter’s institutional affiliation or place of residence, equipment and technical requirements, and an abstract of no more than 400 words.  Abstracts should articulate the most important aspects of the research, discuss the relationship of the work to previous scholarship, and describe the significance and potential future usefulness of the findings.

Please submit complete proposals as an attachment in Word or PDF to Michael Ruhling ( by July 15.  Presenters are expected to be members of HSNA at the time of the conference.