Call for papers


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48th Annual Conference 

Tucson, Arizona 
March 9-13, 2022 

Full CFP here:

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,  to be held March 9-13, 2022. All proposals must be  submitted via the SAM website by  11:59 pm PDT on 12 July 2021. We 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, we solicit 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.

The Conference Team and Board will be monitoring the situation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and will notify the membership if this impacts our plans for the Tucson conference.

There will be an online format option for the 2022 conference. If you would like to present online rather than in Tucson, please indicate this on your abstract submission form. We will make a determination closer to the conference dates whether the online portion will be synchronous or asynchronous. Pre-recorded presentations may be required for online participation.