We are now well into conference season, and many musicologists are experiencing many a sleepless night trying to put together revelatory presentations of research over the past year (or the past few hours). I thought it might be helpful to provide some templates that you can use to assemble your presentations.
Templates are a useful rhetorical tool. They don’t provide the content of your presentation—only you can do that—but they remind you of the common features of your professional discourse. I provide these templates in the hope that they will prove useful to musicologists who are fretting over their annual professional meetings.