Announcing the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis

Memorial Conference (and Concerts) for Steve Larson

March 2-4, 2012 School of Music and Dance, University of Oregon, Eugene

Keynote Speaker: Robert Hatten, University of Texas at Austin

Invited Speakers/Performers: Gary Karpinski, Harald Krebs, Henry Martin, Steve Strunk, Keith Waters

The program will include a choral concert featuring the UO Chamber Choir and Vox Resonat performing works dedicated to Steve, including Willem Ceuleers’s Requiem.

Plans are also in place for a concert featuring the Jazz Piano Collective, performing Steve’s arrangements among other music he loved.


The WCCMTA program committee invites proposals for short talks (15 minutes) or long talks (30 minutes). Given the special emphasis of the conference, we will especially welcome proposals on topics in which Steve was interested (including but not limited to perception and cognition, musical meaning and metaphor, jazz, Schenkerian analysis, and world music.

There is a very good chance of many of the papers being published as a Festschrift for Steve). But we will also consider proposals on other topics. Proposals should consist of a 750-word abstract, not counting necessary examples or references (supplemental material should consist of no more than four pages), and authors should indicate whether proposals are for a 15-minute or 30-minute presentation. <p style="text-align: center;">Since proposals are to be reviewed blind, please list your presentation title, name, and contact information in the cover email; do not reveal your identity within the proposal itself.

Please EMAIL your proposal to by January 2, 2012.

Proposals should be sent as attachments in both Word (.doc) and PDF (.pdf) formats.

Program Committee: Tim Pack (University of Oregon), Stephen Rodgers (University of Oregon), Caitlin Snyder (University of Oregon), Jack Boss (University of Oregon), Chair