« The Society for American Music’s Education Committee solicits proposals for a series of online video lectures on American music topics. Designed for general audiences (including, but not limited to, high school and university students, concertgoers, and/or historical societies), these lectures may address any topic or theme in American music studies but should approach the material with the layperson in mind. Each “Digital Lecture in American Music” should be 10-15 minutes in length. Please note that the Society employs an expansive definition of “American music” that encompasses all musics of the Americas, and especially welcomes submissions addressing Latin music, Canadian music, Indigenous music, and other marginalized music traditions. In this fifth iteration of the DLAM project, we are open to proposals that explore the use of the audiovisual medium in original and creative ways. The committee will prioritize submissions from those who have not previously developed a digital lecture for the society.
- The topic or theme to be addressed in the lecture.
- A rationale explaining the relevance of the topic or theme to a lay audience.
- The intended audience(s) for the lecture.
- A discussion of the ways that the presenter will capitalize on the video medium.
- A statement describing the presenter’s access to and any relevant experience with video production equipment and software, as well as storyboarding, script writing, and/or videography.
- Explore a compelling topic of broad interest.
- Rely on contemporary scholarship in American music studies.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of a lay audience.
- Make strong use of the video medium.