Hello members,

In the last day or so, all members should have received a registration link for MusCan’s Annual General Meeting via Zoom, on June 12th, 1-4pm EDT.  If you did not receive the email, it is possible that we have incorrect contact information for you or that your membership is not up-to-date.  Please contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Troy Ducharme (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for assistance.

In order to ensure security on Zoom, we are asking all participants to pre-register using their real names and organization.  If you have received the link and have problems registering, please contact our web editor, Troy Ducharme (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for assistance.  Any non-members wishing to attend may also contact Troy for a link and instructions.

Please send any items you wish added to the meeting agenda no later than June 4th, 2020, to Stephanie Lind, MusCan president (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  The agenda and documents required for the meeting, once finalized, will be circulated to attendees approximately 4-7 days before the June 12th meeting.

We require a quorum of 21 voting members, so please consider attending.

Thank you.

 

Dr. Stephanie Lind

President, Canadian University Music Society

Présidente, Société de musique des universités canadiennes

 Dear members,
 
I wanted to send a few follow-up announcements after our previous message regarding the cancellation of this year’s annual conference.  Thanks very much for your patience, consideration, and kind words so far in regards to the difficult situation this year – it has been very appreciated.
 

1.  MusCan Annual General Meeting

The Canadian University Music Society will hold its Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 12th, from 1-4pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Dear MusCan members, 

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You have likely just seen the message from the Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities about the cancellation of Congress 2020, in both in-person and virtual format.  We wanted to follow up with some direct information from our own society.

The Federation has offered support to societies that wish to proceed independently with a virtual conference.  However, after an assessment of many factors, including personal and technological barriers to participants, costs, and the increased demands placed on the local organizers, MusCan regretfully has to announce that we are unable to support the needs of our members within a virtual conference this year.  We were particularly worried about the inequity between composers, performers, and more traditional academic disciplines in converting to this new format, although that was not the only factor to come into play.

Hello members,

The Federation for the Social Sciences and Humanities has put out a statement regarding Congress 2020 and possible impact from COVID-19 in the coming months:

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Western University are committed to providing a safe and healthy space for all Congress participants, speakers, attendees, exhibitors and partners. Please review our statement regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As a society, MusCan will continue to monitor the situation and will re-assess our conference situation once we are closer to the date.  We are currently working towards a back-up plan for this potential situation.

We will keep you updated on any further updates from Congress and from MusCan.
 
Dr. Stephanie Lind
President, Canadian University Music Society
Présidente, Société de musique des universités canadiennes

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