Call for Papers and Presentations
ARSC-SAM Joint Conference
Cleveland, Ohio, March 10-13, 2004

ARSC invites submissions of program proposals for our 38th annual conference.  Since we are meeting earlier than usual and coordinating our program with the Society for American Music (SAM), proposals are needed by September 30, 2003.

Papers, panels, and demonstrations on all aspects of recordings and recorded sound are welcome.  By meeting with SAM, we have a special opportunity to share our expertise in discography and discographic research, record labels and manufacturers, archiving, and the preservation and reproduction of recorded sound.  Ways in which technology and the recording industry affect music and American life would be of interest to both ARSC and SAM members.

We encourage presentations that focus on recording activities in Cleveland and Ohio.  Considering Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the rich heritage of ethnic music in the area, we seek talks on popular music, rock, blues, folk, and related genres.

SAM welcomes proposals involving any aspect of American music or music in American and suggests that papers could be inspired by the Rock Hall, the sesquicentennial of John Philip Sousa's birth, the question of theorizing American music studies, or by collaboration with ARSC members.

The ARSC Call for Papers call be found on page 11 of the ARSC Newsletter (Number 102, Summer 2003).  The Call is also available on the ARSC website at  Click on "2004 ARSC-SAM Conference," and then click on "Call for Papers and Presentations."

We hope to hear from many of you --

Your 2003-04 ARSC Program Committee
Sam Brylawski
Nathan Georgitis
Louise Spear, Chair

For more information, contact --
Louise Spear
The GRAMMY Foundation
3402 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
phone:  310-392-3777, ext 219
fax:  310-392-2188
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