CFP: AMS Ludomusicology Study Group – AMS/SMT Vancouver, 3–6 November, 2016

Call for Papers
Ludomusicology Study Group of the American Musicological Society
AMS Vancouver, 3–6 November, 2016
Submission Deadline: April 25, 2016

The new AMS Ludomusicology Study Group will host a session at AMS/SMT Vancouver 2016. This year, we welcome abstracts (250 words max) for 20-minute presentations on any aspect of ludomusicology within or beyond digital games. All AMS members, regardless of familiarity with (or previous research of) video games, are welcome to submit and assist us in broadening the scope ofludomusicology. Critical inquiries might include:

– What makes play musical, and music playful?
– How do the meanings and stakes of performances, choreographies, bodies, and screens play out via sounds and other sensations?
– What is ludomusicology anyway, and how can it interface with current ideas in music theory, ethnomusicology, music education, and music therapy?

Please send submissions (as Word docs) to gamemusicstudies -at- by April 25, 2016. Do not include your name/identifying information in the submission itself. The program committee will send out decisions by May 10, 2016.