Call for proposals
Ninth Annual Meeting
August 5th-8th, 2020
Schubert Club/Landmark Center
St. Paul, Minnesota USA
Beethoven and the spirit of innovation:
a 250th birthday celebration
ninth mae and irving jurow
international harpsichord competition
The ninth annual meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) celebrates the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, and other composers throughout music history who have explored paths of innovation, as well as the early keyboards that accompanied them along the journey. In addition to this special focus, proposals related to any aspect of early keyboards (organ, clavichord, harpsichord, and pre-20th century piano) will be considered. Hosted by The Schubert Club, housed in the historic Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, 3-1/2 days of events (Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening, August 5-8, 2020) will include the Jurow Competition Finals,* paper presentations, lecture-recitals, mini-recitals, maintenance workshops, evening concerts, a tour of the Schubert Club’s instrument collection, a masterclass, and an exhibition of publications, recordings, and instrument makers’ works.
Please submit all proposals through the following electronic submission forms:
THE DEADLINE FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 27th, 2020.
Presentations of paper, lecture-recital and mini-recital sessions are limited to 25 minutes, and proposals must include a short biography (no more than 1,500 characters) of each presenter.
Paper and lecture-recital proposals require an abstract of no more than 2,500 characters.
For mini-recitals, submit complete program information and provide links of up to two representative recordings pertaining to the proposal.
A themed session is a coordinated group presentation with 2-4 persons on one topic. Time for the presentation may be up to 25 minutes per person in the group. One person should make the proposal, including the theme/title, an abstract (maximum of 2,500 characters), names and bios (no more than 1,500 characters for each participant), and time requested. If accepted, the Program Committee will determine how much time to allot.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTED PROPOSALS WILL BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 15, 2020.
All presenters – including all members of themed sessions -- must be members of HKSNA and must register for the full conference.
Presenters must also cover their own travel and other expenses.
HKSNA 2020 also welcomes registered exhibitors to showcase their instruments, products, and services in the conference. Furthermore, instrument makers are invited to submit proposals for maintenance workshops, etc. Please direct inquiries and proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Of special note: HKSNA will also organize the Ninth Jurow International Harpsichord Competition in St. Paul, MN during August 5-8, 2020. Apply by February 15, 2020. For complete information, visit: https://www.hksna.org/jurow.
Performers not intending to bring their own instruments or to make arrangements to use exhibitors’ instruments may perform on the instruments listed below. Please include any instrument requests on the application form.
INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR MINI- OR LECTURE-RECITALS:
Anton Amir/Klinkhamer after Iberian, single manual, 8’, 8’, FF-g3
Kevin Fryer after Colmar Ruckers, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, quill plectra, GG-d3
Eizo Hori after French Taskin, double manual, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, FF-f3
Rainer Schütze after German double, double manual, 8’, 8’, 4’, buff, GG- d3
1899 Erard 7’ Grand Piano, AAA-a4, 440 Hz, u.c. & damper pedals
RJ Regier after Conrad Graf, Vienna, 1824, CC-f4, 415 Hz, u.c., bassoon, moderator, damper pedals
Thomas & Barbara Wolf after Nannette Streicher, ca. 1815, FF-f4, 415 Hz, u.c., 2 moderators, damper pedals
Thomas & Barbara Wolf after Johann Schantz, ca. 1800, FF-g3, 415 Hz, knee lever for damper, hand stop for moderator - this instrument will be tuned to a=430
Thomas & Barbara Wolf after a late 18th-century Hoffman instrument, FF-f3
INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PAPER DEMONSTRATIONS:
1765 bent side spinet built in London by Archibald Pringle, GG-g3
1830 Kisting fortepiano, Viennese action, CC-a4, u.c. & damper pedals
1832 Broadwood grand piano, built in England, restored in the 1980s in Denver, CO, AAA-a4, u.c. & damper pedals
David Sutherland after Gottfried Silbermann, Nuremburg, ca. 1749, FF-e3, transposing keyboard, split damper side knobs, cembalom/pantalon stop inside