Requirements: 

Presenters and composers must be currently enrolled at the time of the conference in any Californian graduate music program and all are required to be in attendance.

Submission Deadline: December 21, 2018 at 11:59pm PDT

Date of Conference: Sunday, February 10, 2010

Location: California State University, East Bay Music Department

Conference Website: http://eurekamusicalmindsofcalifornia.org

 

Presentation Options:

We welcome presentations on a wide range of musical topics and from any discipline of graduate study in music. Graduates are invited to present their independent research through three different presentation methods: paper/oral presentations, lecture recitals, and call for scores. 

1. Paper/Oral Presentations: 20 minutes (includes set up and teardown) lecture-style presentation.

2. Lecture Recitals: 20 minutes (set up and tear down included).

3. Call of Scores: 12 minutes maximum (see guidelines for details).


I. Paper/Oral Presentations Guidelines:

Submissions should consist of an abstract of no more than 250 words detailing your independent research. Presentations should be limited to a 20-minute maximum (set-up and tear-down included within the allotted time) and presented in a lecture-style format (reading strictly from a paper is discouraged).

  1. Submit your abstract proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, graduate status (M.A./Ph.D., D.M.A./ABD), and equipment required (including projector and speakers). Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_presentation.pdf.

*Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.

Submit proposals to Eurekaconference.presentations@gmail.com by December 21, 2018 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding paper/oral submissions, please email Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com.


II. Lecture-Recital Submission Guidelines:

Proposals for lecture-recitals of music on any and all topics are welcome. Lecture-recitals are 20 minutes in length (set-up and tear-down included within the allotted time) and requires a 2-part application:

  1. Submit a 100-word proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, and graduate status (M.A./Ph.D., D.M.A./ABD), proposal title, format, and area of specialty, list of required equipment (any special needs e.g., music stand, piano, A/V), and list of all personnel involved in the presentation. Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_recital.pdf.

  2. Submit a 3-5 minute mp3 recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. While it is encouraged to include your performance of the proposed piece, it may not be possible; in that case the example should be of a comparable style or from a similar historical period. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3 file: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_recital.mp3

*Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.

Submit proposals to Eurekaconference.recital@gmail.com by December 21, 2018 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding Lecture-Recitals can be sent to Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com.


III. Call for Scores

There are three options for the Call for Scores, and all must not exceed 12 minutes. Composers are welcome to submit one piece per option:

  1. Composers are invited to submit a work and are required to provide their own performers.

  2. Composers may also submit a piece for the 2019 Ensemble-in-Residence, Amaranth. Acoustic and electroacoustic works for: violin duo, violin and viola duo, solo violin, solo viola are welcomed.

  3. Installations, Fixed Media and/or Live-Electronics,Video, and Electro-Acoustic/Acoustic works will be considered (up to 8 channels).   

Application Directions for Scores Submissions:

For all submissions, a .pdf cover sheet including: name, university, graduate status (M.A./Ph.D., D.M.A./ABD), title of submitted work, instrumentation, duration, and a list of required equipment (if applicable) is required.

      1. Score: for submissions involving a score, please submit a .pdf version of the score. Score submissions must be labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_score.pdf.

      2. Audio Files: submissions should include an audio recording of the work. A MIDI rendition is acceptable. Installations may be represented by an excerpted recording not to exceed 12 minutes in length. Multichannel works will be judged from a stereo mix as well as an mp3. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3. Submissions must be labeled as: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_audio.mp3

      3. For works involving video, please provide an active link or create an attachment to send to: Eurekaconference.score@gmail.com. Label attachment as: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_video.mp3.                  

Please email all materials, in a single email, to Eurekaconference.score@gmail.com by December 21, 2018 11:59pm PDT. Questions regarding composition submissions can be sent to Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com. *Pianos, various percussion instruments, and sound equipment/speakers are available to presenters by request.


IV. Alumni Guidelines:

Submissions by EUREKA! alumni (2015 and 2017) may follow the same guidelines for the above categories. Alumni are welcome to: 1) present on their current research; 2) submit a composition providing own performers; 3) perform as a collective/ensemble, as long as one member is an EUREKA! alumni.

I. Paper/Oral Presentations Guidelines:

Submit your abstract proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, EUREKA! class date, and equipment required (including projector and speakers). Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_ALUMNIpresentation.pdf.

II. Lecture-Recital Submission Guidelines:

Proposals for lecture-recitals of music on any and all topics are welcome. Lecture-recitals are 20 minutes in length (set-up and tear-down included within the allotted time) and requires a 2-part application:

  1. Submit a 100-word proposal with: name, university, email and phone number, and graduate status (M.A./Ph.D., D.M.A./ABD), proposal title, format, and area of specialty, list of required equipment (any special needs e.g., music stand, piano, A/V), and list of all personnel involved in the presentation. Proposal submissions must be submitted electronically as a .pdf labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_ALUMNIrecital.pdf.

  2. Submit a 3-5 minute mp3 recording of the performer(s) to demonstrate proficiency. While it is encouraged to include your performance of the proposed piece, it may not be possible; in that case the example should be of a comparable style or from a similar historical period. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3 file: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_ALUMNIrecital.mp3

III. Call for Scores and/or Performance by Collective/Ensemble:

Submit a .pdf cover sheet including: name (and name of collective/ensemble if applicable), university of degree awarded, title of submitted work, instrumentation, duration, and a list of required equipment (if applicable).

Score: for submissions involving a score, please submit a .pdf version of the score. Submitted works must not exceed 12 minutes. Score submissions must be labeled as: LastnameFirstname_Title_2019Eureka_ALUMNIscore.pdf.

Audio Files: submissions should include an audio recording of the work. A MIDI rendition is acceptable. Installations may be represented by an excerpted recording not to exceed 12 minutes in length. Multichannel works will be judged from a stereo mix as well as an mp3. Audio files must be prepared as a single mp3. File submissions must be labeled as: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_ALUMNIaudio.mp3

For works involving video, please provide an active link or create an attachment to send to: Eurekaconference.score@gmail.com. Label attachment as: LastnameFirstname_2019Eureka_ALUMNIvideo.mp3

Performance: Performer is welcomed to present as a solo artist or invite associate collective/ensemble. Performance must not exceed 20 minutes (includes setup and teardown). The member applying has to be an Eureka! alum.  

Submit proposals to Eurekaconference.presentations@gmail.com by December 21, 2018 11:59pm PDT. Please include your EUREKA! year in your abstract. For questions regarding alumni submissions, please email Eurekagraduatemusicconference@gmail.com.