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The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII


Oct 10, 2010, 11:38 PM

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The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII

The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII

List subscribers,
This is a kind reminder that there is one week left to submit presentation proposals for the 8th International Symposium of The Phenomenon of Singing, part of the 2011 Festival 500 in St. John's, Newfoundland. Please see the information below or on our website ( for more information on submitting your proposals and general information about the Symposium. The deadline for submissions is October 15th.

Michael Bramble


The place to be in the summer of 2011 is Newfoundland and Labrador. Indulge your musical, creative and scholarly spirit and join us for this exciting event! Festival 500, in cooperation with Memorial University of Newfoundland, invites proposals for presentations at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII. This highly acclaimed symposium is an integral academic component of Festival 500. Its purpose is to gather international expertise and provide a forum for interdisciplinary discourse and performance, the dissemination of research, and the generation of further knowledge relating to the phenomenon of singing. The Symposium invites submissions relating to all aspects of singing and the voice.


Proposal submissions should consist of a 250-300 word abstract addressing the phenomenon of singing in focus areas such as artistic, physiological, cultural, sociological, historical, pedagogical, psychological, compositional… and beyond! Submissions relating to the Symposium’s sub-theme The Power of Song are encouraged.

A diversity of presentation formats is welcome. These could include research paper presentation, lecture-demonstration, lecture-recital, panel and/or roundtable discussions and poster presentations. Standard presentations are generally 20-minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. Selected papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings.

Proposal submissions are due October 15, 2010. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by an international selections panel; presenters will be notified of acceptance by November 15, 2010. With your submission, please include full name, mailing address, institutional/organizational affiliation (if applicable), phone and e-mail contact information and intended presentation format. Proposals may be submitted by mail or e-mail:

The Phenomenon of Singing
International Symposium VIII
c/o Festival 500
PO Box 2333, Station C
68 Queen’s Road
St. John’s, NL, A1C 6E6

For inquiries please contact Symposium Co Directors:

Dr. Andrea Rose
Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
T: 709.737.7602

Prof. Ki Adams
Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
T: 709.737.3415


Earn graduate credit through the Festival 500 Choral Institute Festival 500 and Memorial University of Newfoundland offer opportunities for graduate study through the Festival 500 Choral Institute. Memorial’s Faculty of Education and School of Music collaborate to offer a complement of three graduate courses in the areas of choral conducting, vocal/choral pedagogy, and singing traditions and practices. Through guided and mentored participation in both The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII and the choral festival, graduate students can expand their knowledge of and experience with all aspects of singing… and earn graduate credit at the same time! Capacity is limited so be sure to enquire about this opportunity and register early. Additional information and application procedures are available at Separate fee structure applies.

Graduate Student Participation Fee: $305.00
Fee includes registration for The Phenomenon of Singing Symposium as well as registration for Festival 500 (Come Solo student). It does not include course registration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Please visit the Festival 500 website for more detailed information.

Presenters & Delegates $390.00
Students $245.00
Registration fee includes:
• all sessions
• cameo concerts
• opening reception
• nutrition breaks
• registration kit
• closing luncheon (including shuttle service)
• Festival 500 Grande Finale Concert Ticket (July 13)

(Note: one ticket for each of these events is included in basic registration fee)
Closing Luncheon (July 13) $35.00
Festival 500 Grande Finale Concert (July 13) $45.00

(Note: these options are not included in basic registration fee)
Cultural Evening - Dinner and Entertainment (July 12) $75.00
Festival “Sampler” (July 7, 8, and/or 9) $55.00 per day
Festival 500 East Meets West Concert (July 10) $35.00 (Rajaton & Indonesian Children and Youth Choir)
(Please see the Festival 500 website for additional concerts and events.)

• All prices are quoted in Canadian Dollars

Symposium delegates are invited to take advantage of a one-, two- or three-day participation package for Festival 500 (July 7, 8 and/or 9). This festival sampler offers opportunities to attend workshops, observe rehearsals, choral and vocal masterclasses, and hear choirs perform at the evening World of Music concerts. Visit the website at or contact the Festival 500 office for additional information on these sampler options. This offer is available to Symposium and ICTM delegates only.

Festival 500 Sharing the Voices
P.O. Box 2333, Station C
68 Queen’s Road
St. John’s, NL
A1C 6E6

Tel: 709.738.6013
Fax: 709.738.6014