2022 Inaugural
Asian Classical Music Initiative
International Conference

April 8–9, 2022                     
University of Kansas

Conference Booklet

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The KU Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) 2022 International Conference will be held at the University of Kansas from April 8th through April 9th, 2022. ACMI 2022 will showcase a broad spectrum of AAAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) classical music and practices. We will present a selection of concert works, paper presentations, and demonstrations. ACMI is thrilled to host the Conference and we look forward to welcoming you into our conference in person.

The conference’s common topic this year is relative to enhancing knowledge and understanding of the experience of AAAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) Musicians individuals and celebrating the contributions of female Asian composers. Our conference will endeavor to bring awareness to the world of AAAPI classical music composers  through concerts and lectures.

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Dr. Chen Yi

A keynote address will be given
by Dr. Chen Yi from UMKC Conservatory on the subject of “Sharing National Traditions and Culture with Listeners in
Music Creation”.

2022 Conference is coming!

Check our booklet for detailed information and schedules!

 
 
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CALL FOR SCORES

Invitations are sending!

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The Conference Committee welcomes submissions of original works to be performed during the conference.

Works for solo instruments, one or two pianos (two or more hands), small ensembles, voice, and tape works or works with electronic accompaniment are all welcome.

  • Proposed works must be 10 minutes or less in duration; duration longer than 10-minutes will not be considered.

  • For electronic music, composers must either perform their own works or provide their own performer(s).

  • Works utilizing electronic media will be considered contingent upon the availability of technical resources on site.

  • Performers must provide their own computer or tablet and interface for any needed audio or video playback.

  • Compositions for ethnic and other instruments must either perform their own works or provide their own performer(s).

For proposal submission, you will need:

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

  2. A PDF copy of the full score and individual parts; Multi-movement scores should be merged into a single PDF file, as should all parts. For those works that are not represented in the score format as noted above, please provide a description of the conceptual framework used in the realization of the composition.

  3. Program notes (not to exceed 250 words).

  4. A list of required equipment.

  5. A brief biography of the composer (not to exceed 150 words).

  6. Resume/CV (not exceed two pages)

  7. Audio/Midi Example

  8. Name of the performing ensemble, if applicable.

By submitting to this call, the composer gives permission to record audio and video of the concert in which the submitted piece is included, and upon winning, to provide ACMI with a headshot, biographical information, and the score and parts in pdf format at no charge.

 
Presentation
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
(8MP)

Submission Deadline:

12 pm (Noon) Central Time on

March 1st, 2022

Notifications by: March 15th, 2022

The Asian Classical Music initiative (ACMI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its first 8 Minutes Presentation Competition.

The ACMI welcomes submission for 8 minutes scholarly research presentations with interactive presentations relating to music creation, performance, scholarship, teaching, learning, career considerations, and other areas of interest to the music professional.

Proposals may relate to the general interests of music in higher education, or to specific disciplines and areas of interest—administration, career issues, composition, cultural inclusion, ethnomusicology, music business/industry, music education/teacher training, music in general studies, music theory, musicology, community engagement and outreach, performance, and pedagogy.

The Committee solicits the broadest representation of our profession and its interests and welcomes submissions from all including those

  • (a) in academia (full-time and adjunct faculty, community college faculty, students, and retired faculty),

  • (b) in the music industry, and

  • (c) active as independent musicians and scholars.

For proposal submission, you will need:

  1. Title of the presentation

  2. An abstract of the presentation. The Abstracts should be about 250 words and formatted to .doc or .pdf.

  3. A brief biography (not to exceed 150 words).

  4. Resume/CV (not exceed two pages)

For the presentation, you should know:

  1. No instruments will be provided by ACMI except one piano.

  2. Presentations are limited to 8 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 8 minutes are disqualified.

  3. Presentations are to be spoken word. A minimum of 75% (6 minutes) of the presentation time must be dedicated to speaking.

  4. Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through either movement or speech.

  5. The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

COMPETITION PRIZES

All the finalists will be offer the research spotlight on the ACMI and our friend organization website and social media.

Winner- $100 award, 2023 ACMI International conference special guest speaker invitation.

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

 
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CALL FOR PERFORMERS

Invitations are sending!

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The Asian Classical Music initiative (ACMI) welcomes submissions of pre-existing and original works that showcase a broad spectrum of AAAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) classical music and practices.

This call includes proposals for lecture-recitals and performances.

  • Lecture-recitals: Limited to 35 minutes each, inclusive of delivery, discussion, and/or questions as appropriate. Lecture-recitals present scholarship in combination with a live performance component. Lecture-recitals differ from performances in that a minimum of 50% (17.5 minutes) of the presentation time must be dedicated to speaking.

  • Performances: While there is no limitation on the size of the ensemble (including solo), the performances of 20-minute or less may be proposed that features music by one or more composers. Performances are intended to present live music, and therefore speaking is generally limited to brief introductory comments (no more than 2 minutes). The selected proposals will be included on a larger concert organized by the Program Committee.

  • The time limit includes set-up and pause between movements.

  • Works utilizing electronic media will be considered contingent upon the availability of technical 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 (a New-York Steinway and a Hamburg Steinway is available on site).

  • 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.

  • The same topic may not be submitted as both a lecture-recital and performance.

Prior to submission, proposers must communicate with all co-presenters regarding their interests and availability. Proposals not listing all participants will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered. A complete proposal is required.

For proposal submission, you will need:

  1. The proposal’s title

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

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

  4. Program notes (for performances) or abstract (for lecture-recital): 250 words or less.

  5. Equipment and performance setting

  6. Supplemental Materials:
    • An audio sample to demonstrate the proficiency of the soloist/ensemble. Incomplete movement is allowed for the audio sample, the duration of each recording should be a minimum of 3 minutes, but no longer than 8 minutes. The recording should be performed by the proposer and the piece should be drawn from the actual work being proposed.
    • Resume/CV

ACMI will provide free recording service for the selected proposals. By submitting to this call, the performer(s) gives permission to record audio of the concert in which the submitted piece is included, and upon winning, to provide ACMI with a headshot, biographical information, and the score and parts in pdf format at no charge.

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CALL FOR PAPER

Submission Deadline:

12 pm (Noon) Central Time on

March 1st, 2022

Notifications by: March 15th, 2022

 

The Asian Classical Music initiative (ACMI) welcomes submissions of Paper works.

  • Accepted papers will be allotted 30 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for Q&A.

  • You should send your submission via the email address you wish to use for conference communications

  • Please make sure that you sign your submission (the attachment or the email itself) with your full name as you would like to be addressed and display your preferred pronouns.

For proposal submission, you will need:

  1. The proposal’s title

  2. An abstract, about 200-350 words and formatted to .doc or .pdf.

  3. A list of 3–5 keywords

  4. Full-length paper

  5. Applicants may choose to also include supporting materials.

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

After getting invited...
Registration Fee

*Every collaborator/presenter needs to register

K-12 Students

Free

Active College Students

$ 20

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.