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Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 3:12 PM
Subject: ICMC Call For Proposals
Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 15:08:21 -0500
From: James Akenson <JAkenson@...
Subject: ICMC Call For Proposals
18TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC CONFERENCE
31 May -2 JUNE 2001
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The18th annual International Country Music Conference (ICMC) will be held
Thursday evening through Saturday , 31-2 June 2001 in The Massey Business
Center at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont University is
located at the south end of Music Row.
ICMC solicits proposals in all disciplines related to all aspects of the
history and contemporary status of Country Music. ICMC broadly defines
Country Music to include variants from Old Time Country, Cajun, Cowboy,
Western Swing, and the Nashville Sound to Bluegrass, Honky Tonk, Country
Rock, New Traditionalist, Hot New Country, and Alternative Country.
Proposals on the educational applications of Country Music from
Kindergarten through the collegiate curriculum are also welcome. ICMC is
truly international with papers having been presented by scholars from
Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
All presenters will be expected to pay the $60.00 (U.S.) registration fee.
No form of financial support is available for presenters. Proposals should
include: 1. Title of paper. 2. A 75-100 word abstract. 3 Name of
presenter(s). 4. Institutional affiliation(s). 5. Complete address(es).
6.Phone and fax numbers. 7. E-Mail address(es). Proposals may be submitted
by E-Mail to JAkenson@...
or sent by conventional mail to James E.
Akenson. Box 5042. Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, TN
38505. U.S.A. Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, 27 October 2000.
Thursday evening, 31 May 2001 will provide an opportunity for attendees to
socialize informally, jam together if they are pickers, and to hear a
keynote address by a nationally recognized country music authority. Friday
and Saturday, 1-2 June 2001 will provide a wide variety of presentations
dealing with the history and contemporary status of country music. ICMC
will also feature intriguing panel discussions moderated by Mr. Ronnie Pugh
of the Country Music Foundation. The Friday, 1 June 2001 luncheon will
feature the Belmont University Curb Music Industry Program Country Music
Book Of-The-Year Award and the Life Time Achievement Award. The Friday, 1
June 2001 luncheon will also feature the inaugural presentation of The
Charlie Lamb Excellence in Country Music Journalism Award.
Nashville is served by major airlines. Interstates 24, 40, and 65 pass
through Nashville. The Holiday Inn Vanderbilt (1-800-HOLIDAY) on West End
Avenue and two Hampton Inns (1-800-HAMPTON) on West End Avenue are
conveniently located to Belmont University. Less expensive motels include
Shoney's Inn (800-222-2222 or 615-255-9977) which is at the I-40 Demonbreun
Street exit right at Music Row. Other less expensive choices include The
Clubhouse Inn ( 800-258-2466/615- 244-0150), a LaQuinta
(615-259-2130/800-531-5900), and a Days Inn on West End Avenue. A complete
range of motels (Days Inn, Super 8, etc) serves Nashville. Each may be
contacted through their respective 1-800 reservation numbers.