The Southwest Music Studies Colloquium is program of bi-weekly virtual gatherings for musicologists, music theorists, ethnomusicologists, performers, music librarians, other music professionals, music students, and anyone curious about music research and is sponsored in part by the Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society. It is an inclusive and diverse community where we can share our latest research, engage with timely issues in our disciplines, offer other professional development opportunities, and grow closer as a community of scholars. SMSC participants do not have to be members of the AMS or any other organization to participate.

CFP: Texas Music Library Association Fall 2023 meeting

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      Kendra Leonard

      <p style=”text-align: left;”>The TMLA Program Planning Committee is pleased to invite proposals for the Fall Meeting of the Texas Chapter of the Music Library Association, to be held on October 20-21, 2023, at the University of North Texas. This will be a hybrid event, with opportunities to present in-person or virtually. We welcome proposals on a wide variety of topics in music and music librarianship. We welcome proposals for the following session formats:</p>

      1. 45-Minute Presentations: 

      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Engage the audience with in-depth presentations of varying types (individual/group papers, lecture recitals, workshops, etc.) on a wide range of topics related to music librarianship. Presenters will have 45 minutes, including time for questions and discussion.</p>

      1. 20-30 Minute Roundtable Discussions: 
        Facilitate interactive and collaborative discussions on specific themes, challenges, or emerging trends in music librarianship. Presenters will have 20-30 minutes to introduce the topic and engage participants in a lively conversation.
      2. 10-15 Minute Lightning Talks: 

      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Share concise and focused presentations on innovative projects, research findings, or practical tips and techniques in music librarianship. Presenters will have 10-15 minutes to deliver a dynamic and impactful talk. Submission Guidelines:</p>

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    • Proposals should include a title and an abstract (100-300 words).
    • Please specify the desired session format (45-Minute Presentation, Roundtable Discussion, or Lightning Talk; as well as In-Person or Virtual/Remote).
    • Include any special requirements or equipment needed for your presentation.
    • Proposals should be submitted via no later than August 4, 2023.
    • <p style=”text-align: left;”>Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:</p>

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    • Personal or collaborative research projects
    • Information Literacy
    • Space/Facilities Management
    • Digital initiatives and technology in music librarianship
    • Special Collections
    • User Experience
    • Scholarly Communication
    • IDEA – Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access
    • Trends in Music Research
    • History of Music Librarianship
    • Music Cataloging and Metadata
    • Preservation
    • Collection Development
    • Music reference and research services
    • <p style=”text-align: left;”> For inquiries about proposal submissions, please contact Charles Roush ( For more information about TMLA, please visit</p>

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