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2024 ACMI International Conference

April 13 – April 14, 2024

Mount Saint Mary's University

Los Angeles, CA

Application Requirements

Priority Deadline : March 5, 2024 • 11:59 PM (PST)

Final Deadline : April 2, 2024 • 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications : March 15, 2024

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2024 ACMI @ MSMU Venue

ACMI 2024 will be generously hosted by Mount Saint Mary's University, Chalon Campus. Located up in the Santa Monica Mountains, it neighbours the Getty Center, and is in close proximity to beaches, and the West Side of Los Angeles ​

12001 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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SCORES

Submission Priority Deadline:

March 5th, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Submission Final Deadline:

April 2nd, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications by:

March 15th, 2024

Scores

The Conference Committee welcomes submissions of original works to be performed during the conference. Works under 10 minutes for solo instruments, one or two pianos (two or more hands), small ensembles, voice, tape works or works with electronic accompaniment will be considered.

For electronic music, and non-Western instruments, composers must either perform their own works or provide their own performer(s). The conference organizers will try to find performers for submitted works, but it is highly recommended that composers provide their own performers. (Works utilizing electronic media will be considered contingent upon the availability of technological resources on site; performers must provide their own computer or tablet and interface for any needed audio or video playback.) Composers are strongly encouraged to attend the performance.

Required Information:

  1. The names, pronouns, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all proposers and/or collaborators.

  2. The composition’s title, instrumentation, and duration.

  3. Brief biography of the composer (not to exceed 150 words).

  4. Abstract or programme notes (not to exceed 250 words).

  5. CV/Resumé of the proposer

  6. PDF copy of the full score and individual parts as one PDF file. Please make sure the scores and parts are fully anonymised. For works that are not represented in a traditional score-and-parts format, please provide a description of the conceptual framework used in the realisation of the composition.

  7. Audio/MIDI Example.

  8. A list of required equipment (this includes chairs, stands, electronics, etc.).

  9. Confirmation of whether or not the composer can provide performers.

By submitting to this call, the speaker gives permission to ACMI for the presentation to be recorded and broadcast live.

Playing the Piano

Submission Priority Deadline:

March 5th, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Submission Final Deadline:

April 2nd, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications by:

March 15th, 2024

PERFORMERS
Performes

The Conference Committee invites submissions for performance proposals that showcase AAAPI classical musics and practices. The time limit includes set-up and pause between movements. Works utilising electronic media will be considered contingent upon the availability of technological resources on site. Performers must provide their own computer or tablet and interface for any needed audio or video playback. Performers must provide their own instruments, including all percussion except pianos. Presentations requiring more than two pianos will not be considered. Pianos may not be prepared or altered in any way unless the insertion of objects can be installed and removed immediately before and after your performance.

Performances: While there is no limitation on the size of the ensemble (including solo), performances of 20 minutes or less that feature music by one or more composers. Performances are intended to present live music, and therefore speaking is generally limited to brief introductory comments.

If you are submitting both lecture-recital and performance proposals, their topics should not be the same.

Submission Requirements:

Proposals must list

  1. All participants and collaborators.

  2. Proposal’s title

  3. Name/contact of performing ensemble and/or individual collaborator

  4. Collaborator biographies (not to exceed 150 words per person)

  5. Programme notes : 250 words or less.

  6. Equipment and performance setting

  7. Supplemental Materials: 2 audio/video (preferred) samples of the soloist/ensemble to demonstrate their proficiency

By submitting to this call, the speaker gives permission to ACMI for the presentation to be recorded and broadcast live.

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PAPERS

Submission Priority Deadline:

March 5th, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Submission Final Deadline:

April 2nd, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications by:

March 15th, 2024

Papers

The Conference Committee invites submissions for papers regarding any AAAPI topic as it relates to music or musicians. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of works by AAAPI composers

  • Research related to AAAPI cultural heritage and music

  • Topics of Transnationalism as it relates to musicians and composers

  • Pedagogy, Curriculum, and disciplinary concerns

  • Proposals should not exceed 300 words and must be anonymised.

  • Accepted papers will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation plus 15 minutes for questions.

  • Applicants may choose to also include supporting materials (e.g. musical example, figures, tables, selected bibliography, etc.), which will be uploaded separately on the google form.

By submitting to this call, the speaker gives permission to ACMI for the presentation to be recorded and broadcast live.

Glasses and Music Sheet
Lecture Recitals

Submission Priority Deadline:

March 5th, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Submission Final Deadline:

April 2nd, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications by:

March 15th, 2024

Lecture Recitals

The Conference Committee invites submissions for lecture-recital proposals that concerns any AAAPI matters within the musical scope. The time limit includes set-up and pauses between movements. Works utilising electronic media will be considered contingent upon the availability of technological resources on site. Performers must provide their own computer or tablet and interface for any needed audio or video playback. Performers must provide their own instruments, including all percussion except pianos. Presentations requiring more than two pianos will not be considered. Pianos may not be prepared or altered in any way unless the insertion of objects can be installed and removed immediately before and after your performance.

Lecture-recitals: Limited to 40 minutes each, inclusive of delivery, discussion, and/or questions as appropriate. Lecture-recitals present scholarship in combination with live performance. It is preferable for performers to arrange for their own collaborative artists.

If you are submitting both lecture-recital and performance proposals, their topics should not be the same.

Submission Requirements:

Proposals must list

  1. All participants and collaborators.

  2. Proposal’s title

  3. Name/contact of performing ensemble and/or individual collaborator

  4. Collaborator biographies (not to exceed 150 words per person)

  5. Abstract : 250 words or less.

  6. Equipment and performance setting

  7. Supplemental Materials:

    • ​​An audio sample of the work being submitted to demonstrate the proficiency of the soloist/ensemble of at least 3 minutes in length.

By submitting to this call, the speaker gives permission to ACMI for the presentation to be recorded and broadcast live.

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Poster Presentation

Submission Priority Deadline:

March 5th, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Submission Final Deadline:

April 2nd, 2024 | 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications by:

March 15th, 2024

Paper presentatin

The Conference Committee invites submissions for poster presentations regarding any AAAPI topic as it relates to music or musicians. Topics can include but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of works by AAAPI composers

  • Research related to AAAPI cultural heritage and music

  • Topics of Transnationalism as it relates to musicians and composers

  • Pedagogy, Curriculum, and disciplinary concerns

Age Limit : This call is for high school students only

Only one poster application per author is permitted

  • Abstract should not exceed 300 words and must be anonymised.

  • Digital copy of your poster (PPT Slide sized to 36 inches x 48 inches OR 48 inches x 60 inches)

  • Applicants may choose to also include supporting materials (e.g. musical example, figures, tables, selected bibliography, etc.), which will be uploaded separately on the google form.

By submitting to this call, the speaker gives permission to ACMI for the presentation to be recorded and broadcast live.

Priority Deadline : March 5, 2024 • 11:59 PM (PST)

Final Deadline : April 2, 2024 • 11:59 PM (PST)

Notifications : March 15, 2024

If you have any questions, please contact us here.

After getting invited...
Registration Fee

*Every collaborator/presenter needs to register

Active College Students

$ 30

Common Registration

$ 50

*The ACMI does not fund travel expenses of accepted presenters. If the program must be moved from an in-person to an online venue for any reason, the Program Committee reserves the right to request that presenters alter the duration and structure of their presentations to better accommodate the virtual format.

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