Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Hearing the Voice, Hearing the Soul, Coventry, 5 June 2015
  2. Taking British Music(s) Abroad: Soundscapes of the Imperial Message, London, 16 June 2015
  3. Music and Realism: Comparative Historical Perspectives, Birmingham, 19–20 June 2015
  4. Musical Diversity and Cultural Identities in the History of the Eurovision Song Contest, Graz, Austria, 19–20 June 2015
  5. SongArt Symposium: What is distinctive about lyric performance? London, 26–7 June 2015
  6. Over and Over Exploring repetition in popular music, Liege, June 2015
  7. Mikis Theodorakis: poésie, musique et politique, Paris, June 2015
  8. Thirteenth Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Cork, June 2015
  9. (re)storing performance – The Feldenkrais Method and Creative Practice, Bath, June 2015
  10. The Art and Science of Improvisation, Stord, Norway, June 2015
  11. Psallite Domino: Sacred Music and Liturgical Reform after Vatican II, Liverpool, June 2015
  12. Musiconis Conference, Chartres, June 2015
  13. PERFORMA 2015 – Conference on Musical Performance, Aveiro, Portugal, June 2015
  14. Listening Cinematically, Egham, June 2015
  15. Study Day on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, Huddersfield, June 2015
  16. Magnified & Sanctified: The Music of Jewish Prayer, Leeds, June 2015
  17. The Serenata and the Festa Teatrale in 18th Century Europe, Queluz, Portugal, June 2015
  18. Sixth International Symposium on Music /Sonic Art: Practices and Theories, Karlsruhe, Germany, June 2015
  19. Arrangements, Performance and the Work Concept 1700-1900, London, June 2015
  20. IAML/IMS New York 2015 “Music Research in the Digital Age”, New York, June 2015
  21. Mikis Theodorakis: poésie, musique et politique/ Mikis Theodorakis: Poetry, Music, and Politics, Paris, 18–20 June 2015
  22. Performing Brahms in the Twenty-first Century, Leeds, June–July 2015
  23. RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference, London, 17–18 July 2015
  24. Digital Musicology workshop at DH@Ox Summer School, Oxford, 20–24 July 2015
  25. 3º Congresso Brasileiro de Iconografia Musical, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, 20–24 July 2015
  26. Research in Popular Music Education, Huddersfield, 23 July 2015
  27. Sacred Songs: Religion, Spirituality and the Divine in Popular Music Culture, London, 30 July 2015
  28. Sound Studies: Art, Experience, Politics, Cambridge, July 2015
  29. Music in Transition: Changing Styles and Approaches in the Mid-Baroque (1650-1710), Birmingham, July 2015
  30. Ninth Annual Congress of the South African Society for Research in Music (SASRIM), Cape Town, 16-18 July 2015
  31. Keele Music Analysis Conference, Keele, July 2015
  32. International Conference on Music, Intertextuality, and Inter-Art Forms in Third Republic France: Remembering Paul Dukas at 150, Maynooth, Ireland, July 2015
  33. Napoleon’s Last Stand:Popular Reactions and State Responses to the One Hundred Days, Warwick, July 2015
  34. Audio-Visual Archives Conference, London, July 2015
  35. SMA Music Analysis Summer School, Keele, July 2015
  36. Voices and Books 1500-1800, Newcastle, July 2015
  37. 2nd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies, Vienna, July 2015
  38. 10th Biennial International Conference on Music in 19th-Century Britain, Glasgow, July 2015
  39. Petrus Alamire – New Perspectives on Polyphony, Antwerp, 18–23 August 2015
  40. Music and Ecology, Ljubljana, 28–9 August 2015
  41. Seventeenth Nordic Musicological Congress, Aalborg, Denmark, August 2015
  42. Petrus Alamire – New Perspectives on Polyphony, Antwerp, August 2015
  43. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Oxford, August 2015
  44. Music and the Nordic Breakthrough: Sibelius/Nielsen/Glazunov 2015, Oxford, August–September 2015
  45. FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD: Music and Politics, Utrecht, 6–8 September 2015
  46. OBERTO CONFERENCE 2015: Opera and Celebrity, Oxford, 8 September 2015
  47. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, 9–11 September 2015
  48. (Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks, Leeds, 20 September 15
  49. Minimalism Unbounded! The Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music, Turku and Helsinki, 24–27 September 2015
  50. Working on Composers’ Collected Works, St Petersburg, September 2015
  51. Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism, Ljubljana, September 2015
  52. Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives about Post-World War II Europe, Belgrade, September 2015
  53. Musical Instruments in Science and History, Cambridge, September 2015
  54. SysMus15 – 8th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, Leipzig, September 2015
  55. Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Glasgow, September 2015
  56. 2015 Orpheus Research Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 30 September–2 October 2015
  57. Music and Sound Design in Film/New Media, Vilnius, 1–3 October 2015
  58. Musicology in the Contemporary World, Yerevan, Armenia, 8–10 October 2015,
  59. 15th International conference ‘Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Melody’, Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–16 October 2015
  60. 2015 SEMPRE conference on Music and Health/postgraduate study day, Glasgow, 21–22 October 2015
  61. Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Paris, October 2015
  62. Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Rome, October 2015
  63. North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Sydney, NS, Canada, October 2015
  64. The Staatskapelle Berlin at 450 – A Review, Berlin, October 2015
  65. Organized Time. Fifteenth Annual Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Berlin, October 2015
  66. Musical Dialogues: 38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Sydney, October 2015
  67. Listening to Music: People, Practices and Experiences, London, October 2015
  68. The Loder family of Bath: Music and culture in provincial Britain in the long nineteenth century, Bath, October 2015
  69. The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall, Lucca, Italy, October 2015
  70. Gabriel Fauré: Effable and Ineffable, Seattle, October 2015
  71. The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik, Maynooth, Ireland, October 2015
  72. Musical Modernity, the Beautiful and the Sublime, Aberdeen, 30–31 October 2015
  73. XXII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Musicology, Perugia, Italy, October–November 2015
  74. What does democracy sound like? Actors, Institutions – Practices, Discourses, Paris, 5–7 November 2015
  75. Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 6–8 November 2015
  76. Visual Manifestations of Power and Repression in Music, Dance, and Dramatic Arts. 15th RIdIM Conference, Columbus, OH, USA, 9–10 November 2015
  77. ENIM 2015 – 5th National Conference on Musical Research, Évora, Portugal, 12–14 November 2015
  78. International Conference ‘Russian Émigré Culture: Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages, and Disciplines’, Saarbrücken, 13–15 November 2015
  79. RMA Study Day: Listening to the Listener: Contemporary Perceptions of Classical Music, Sheffield, 16 November 2015
  80. Analysis – Interpretation – Performance: A Contact Zone for the Reconsideration of Musicological Methods, Graz, Austria, 18–21 November 2015
  81. Towards the Origin of Music. Myths, Legends, and Historiographies in Interdisciplinary Discourses, Berne, Switzerland, 19–20 November 2015
  82. #STRAYHORN2.0: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Centennial of Billy Strayhorn, Cleveland, Ohio, US, 20–21 November 2015
  83. Tyranny and Music, Murfreesboro, TN, USA, 21–2 November 2015
  84. Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  85. War of Media – Media of War, Vienna, November 2015
  86. Handel and His Eighteenth-Century Performers, London, November 2015
  87. Popular Music and Public Diplomacy, Dortmund, Germany, November 2015
  88. Clementi and the British Musical Scene: 1780-1830, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  89. Philippe de Vitry: An International Symposium, New Haven, CT, USA, November 2015
  90. Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre. International musicological conference on the centenary of the death of Karl Goldmark, Budapest, December 2015
  91. Second Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC/IMS), Santiago, Chile,12–16 January 2016
  92. Liturgical Organ Music and Liturgical Organ Playing in the Long 19th Century, Helsinki, 20–22 January 2016
  93. British Forum for Ethnomusicology / Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference, Bangor, January 2016
  94. German Song Onstage 1770-1914, London, February 2016
  95. OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, Łódź, Poland, 10–11 March 2016
  96. Borders and definitions of music in the times of Isabella II, Madrid, 1–2 April 2016
  97. Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability, Dallas, PA, USA, 9 April 2016
  98. The 7th International Musicological Student Conference-Competition, Tblisi, 22–4 April 2016
  99. Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, 1–3 June 2016
  100. Musicological conference on the 90th birthday of György Kurtág, Budapest, 2–3 June 2016
  101. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, July 2016
  102. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  103. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, September 2016
  104. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  105. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, September 2017

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