Every year, the GMS organizes an International Graduate Music Conference “Confounding Expectations” to encourage the sharing of research in the field of music. The GMS Conference receives strong support from the Music department of the University of Calgary.
The Conference topic is chosen by the GMS members. The incoming abstracts are adjudicated by a committee of Professors from the Music Department.
The event typically lasts for two days and features paper presentations, lecture-recitals, performances, round tables, presentations by the invited esteemed members of the musical community and the keynote presentation. Specific to each year, receptions and catering are organized to provide a comfortable and pleasing atmosphere.
The Conference usually takes place in the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on the University of Calgary main campus. In 2021, the Conference was planned in the online setting over Zoom to ensure safety of all the participating members. We do supply the online presentation format for in-person conference participants as well.
The 2021-2022 Members
President - Kayra Caner
Vice-president - Jing Wen Tan
Secretary - Chetan Kohli
Treasurer - Saba Bidar
Member - Gisela Isabel Lagunes Ramirez
Confounding Expectations: Cultural Assimilation in Music and Its Authenticity
May 9 & 10, 2022
Keynote speaker: Dr. Jeremy Leong (UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia)
Invited speaker: Prof. Karen Keyhani (Tehran University of Art, Tehran/Iran)
Invited speaker: Dr. Tolga Tüzün (Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul/Turkey)