The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference 2019


Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Boston, Massachusetts


March 21–23, 2019


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SEAMUS 2019 will present an eclectic and diverse blend of electro-acoustic music and music-oriented forms, including fixed media electro-acoustic works, works composed for real-time interactive performance, works combining sound and video, and sound installations. This year we are further exploring the inclusion of works involving dance. The College and Conservatory are thrilled to host the SEAMUS 2019 conference, and we look forward to having you visit our vibrant campus and the city of Boston. 

We would like to encourage applicants to consider submitting works, papers, and workshop proposals that touch upon the theme of virtuosity and crossover. Electronic and computer music have been on the forefront of genre-bending, as well as aesthetic and technical crossover, and with this history in mind, we pose the question of what virtuosity means in this period of technological and stylistic flux, both as it pertains to electro-acoustic music and how it's present in an atmosphere of increased zigzagging between genres and general style practices.

Suggested Theme: Virtuosity and Crossover*

With the recent merger of the College and Conservatory, we propose the theme of virtuosity and crossover in an effort to address what might be the changing face of music education, music literacy, and the multiple modalities of training and expression. Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee combine to offer a microcosm of the contemporary world of music and music education, with disciplines and sub-disciplines in composition, electronic music and production, jazz, improvisation, traditional classical music studies, contemporary performance practices, musical theater, opera, and dance, and much more.

We are excited to host the 2019 SEAMUS conference to celebrate our institutional merger as well as the emerging trends in virtuosity and crossover of creative enterprises.

*Please note that the theme is only a suggestion. There will be no bias in the adjudication process for or against submissions that reference the theme.