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CfP – 21st Century Guitar Marathon Concert

March 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2nd edition of the international interdisciplinary conference The 21st Century Guitar will be hosted from November 2-5, 2020 by the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (NOVA FCSH) in collaboration with the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC, University of Surrey) and the Canadian Music Centre. It will take place in the Colégio Almada Negreiros at NOVA’s Campolide Campus.

The goal of this edition is to bring together academics, composers and performers from different fields who are interested in unconventional approaches to guitar research, sound production, composition, performance and pedagogy.

21st Century Guitar seeks contributions for/with any type of guitar, in any kind of style with or without electronics to be presented in a marathon concert. Works must contain unconventional sonorities and/or compositional approaches. 


Scores: Please submit a score and, if possible, a recording. If a recording of a piece with electronics is not available, please include the files of fixed media and/or a description of the events. 

Composers are strongly encouraged to provide their own performers if possible, but accepted scores without performers will also be offered to participating guitarists. Performance of accepted scores without performers is not guaranteed. Solo or duo pieces are preferred, but ensemble guitar works are also accepted.

Performances: Please submit the score and a video recording of the work you would like to perform or, in case you would like to perform a submitted score, a video recording that demonstrates your skill. Please note that the players of other instruments, the instruments and the associated costs must be secured by the participant (there are no instruments available in the facility).

All proposals will be blind-reviewed by a panel of experts. Do not include the author(s)’s name or other identifying details in the proposal. Attach the proposal as a PDF/MP3/MOV file to an email (for large files, include a link to the file instead) that includes the author(s)’s name, academic affiliation (if any), short bio, email address and website.

Send proposals to [email protected]. Submissions must be received no later than March 1, 2020, and notifications will be made by May 1, 2020

Please address questions to Amy Brandon at [email protected]

See Artistic Work at for full details.


March 20, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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