Conferences in musicology

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List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Music, Composition, Interdisciplinarity: states of play, Oxford, 28 January 2016
  2. Revealing Medtner: Emerging research and Repertoire, London, 28–30 January 2016
  3. Musical Cartographies, Boston, MA, USA, 29–30 January 2016
  4. Pavel Haas Study Day, Cardiff, 30 January 2016
  5. IMR Study Day: Inter-War Avant-Garde Discourse across National and Disciplinary Borders, Cardiff, 31 January 2016
  6. British Forum for Ethnomusicology / Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference, Bangor, January 2016
  7. Performance, Subjectivity and Experimentation in Artistic Research, Ghent, 24–5 February 2016
  8. German Song Onstage 1770-1914, London, February 2016
  9. Virtuosity – An Interdisciplinary Symposium, Budapest, 3–6 March 2016
  10. OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, Łódź, Poland, 10–11 March 2016
  11. iFIMPaC 2016, Leeds, 10–11 March 2016
  12. Porto International Conference on Musical Gesture as Creative Interface, Porto, 17–19 March 2016
  13. 2016 Fifth Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA), Oberlin, OH, 20–23 March 2016
  14. Fifth Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA) | The Compleat Keyboardist: harpsichord, fortepiano, organ, clavichord, continuo, Oberlin, Ohio, US, 21–3 March 2016
  15. ‘Indecent Musicology’ (NYU), New York, 26 March 2016
  16. Borders and definitions of music in the times of Isabella II, Madrid, 1–2 April 2016
  17. XIIIth International Congress on Musical Signification (ICMS 13), Canterbury and London, 4–7 April 2016
  18. Choral practice, performance and pedagogy: real world applications of choral research, Sheffield, 8 April 2016
  19. Ludo2016 – Fifth Anniversary Conference on Video Game Music and Sound, Southampton, 8–10 April
  20. Motet cycles between devotion and liturgy, Basel, 8–9 April 2016
  21. MVSA Conference April 2016 – Victorian News: Print Culture and the Periodical Press, Columbia, MO, USA, 8–10 April 2016
  22. Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability, Dallas, PA, USA, 9 April 2016
  23. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference 2016, Chatham, 14–17 April 2016
  24. Alternative Histories of Electronic Music (AHEM), London, 15–16 April 2016
  25. 13th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – Cultural Identity in the European Musical Tradition, Poznań, 19–20 April 2016
  26. Operatic Immersions: Inaugural conference of the Northern Opera Research Network, Huddersfield and Leeds, 22–3 April 2016
  27. The 7th International Musicological Student Conference-Competition, Tblisi, 22–4 April 2016
  28. The Historical Pianist: A Conference-Festival, London, 22–4 April 2016
  29. Music in Ireland: 1916 and Beyond, Dublin, 22–4 April, 2016
  30. Talk about Scottish Music! Musica Scotica 2016, Stirling, 23–4 April 2016
  31. Performing Knowledge Conference, Cambridge, 25–6 April 2016
  32. Sargentology: New Perspectives on the Works of John Singer Sargent, York, 28–9 April 2016
  33. ‘Making the Impossible Possible’: The Feldenkrais Method in Music, Dance, Movement, and Creative Practice, London, 30 April 2016
  34. Musical Exchanges between Italy and Spain in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Rome, 3–5 May 2016
  35. The Music of German Emigrants Outside Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Florianópolis, Brazil, 4–6 May 2016
  36. Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable, Daugavpils, Latvia, 5–6 May 2016
  37. Mood – Aesthetic, Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives, Warwick, 6–7 May 2016
  38. Fringes, outsides and undergrounds: The aesthetics and politics of unpopular music, London, 7 May 2016
  39. Musicology at Kalamazoo (51st IMC), Kalamazoo, MI, USA, 12–15 May 2016
  40. Solon Michaelides: Life, Work and Legacy, Nicosia, Cyprus, 14 May 2016
  41. Decoration of Performance Space: Meaning and Ideology, Venice, 17–20 May 2016
  42. The Music Encoding Conference 2016, Montreal, 18–19 May 2016
  43. ‘Das Serail’ (c. 1779) by Joseph Friebert in historical, socio-political and cultural context(s), Salzburg, 19–21 May 2016
  44. Music, Art and Philosophy in Dialogue, Bern, 20–21 May 2016
  45. Second International Conference of The Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Rock, Edinburgh, 25–27 May 2016
  46. Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, 1–3 June 2016
  47. Musicological conference on the 90th birthday of György Kurtág, Budapest, 2–3 June 2016
  48. The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy, Venice, 2–4 June 2016
  49. Grieg Research School Summer School 2016, Bergen, 7–10 June 2016
  50. “Από Χορού και Ομοθυμαδόν” (=all together and in the same mood) Proceedings and perspectives of the Interdisciplinary research on Psaltiki, Volos, Greece, 9–11 June 2016
  51. 14th Annual Plenary Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Dublin, 10–12 June 2016
  52. Joseph Joachim at 185, Boston, MA, USA, 16–18 June 2016
  53. Continental Drift: 50 Years of Jazz from Europe, Edinburgh, 16–17 July 2016
  54. 1st Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (CSMC16), Huddersfield, 17–19 June 2016
  55. Music for Audio-Visual Media II Conference, Leeds, 20–22 June 2016
  56. Death, Burial and the Afterlife in the Arts and Humanities, Dublin, 23–5 June 2016
  57. OCI Conducting Studies Conference, Oxford, 24–6 June 2016
  58. Music Composition as Interdisciplinary Practice, York, UK. 28–9 June 2016
  59. ‘A Fieldworker’s Vision: Researching the Present’: Folklore, Ethnology, and Ethnomusicology Conference Aberdeen, Aberdeen, 1–3 July 2016
  60. International Conference Diplomacy and Aristocracy as patrons of music and theatre in Europe of the ancien régime, Queluz National Palace, Portugal, 1–3 July 2016
  61. RMA Music and/as Process Study Group 4th Annual Conference, Bath, 2 July 2016
  62. Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2016, Sheffield, 5–8 July 2016
  63. Ancient Hellenic & Roman Music Conference 2016, Athens, 11–14 July 2016
  64. History, Analysis, Pedagogy – Music Analysis Conference, Nottingham, 13–15 July 2016
  65. 9th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music and Gender, Bern, 13–16 July 2016
  66. 17th International Conference on Baroque Music, Canterbury, 13–17 July 2016
  67. Music and Visual Cultures Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 21–3 July 2016
  68. International Society of Music Education World Conference 2016, Glasgow, 24–9 July 2016
  69. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, July 2016
  70. 5th Symposium of the Musics of East Asia (MEA) ICTM Study Group, Taipei, 25–7 August 2016
  71. International Chopinological Conferences 2016–2020: The lyric and the vocal element in instrumental music of the nineteenth century, Warsaw, 1–3 September 2016
  72. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, 3–5 September 2016
  73. Doctors in Performance, Dublin, 8–9 September 2016
  74. BASS2016 PRAGUE: The Bass in Music, Prague, 20–26 September 2016
  75. The Collection of Historic Musical Instruments of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna – The First 100 Years, Vienna, 22–4 September 2016
  76. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  77. Concepts of Improvisation Between the Two World Wars: Performativity, Staged Presence and Participation in Music, Basel, 30 September–1 October 2016
  78. Sound: A lucky bag or a poor cousin of music theory, Hanover, 30 September–2 October 2016
  79. Shakespeare’s Music in France in the 19th-21st centuries, Metz, France, 6–7 October 2016
  80. The Many Faces of Camille Saint-Saëns, Lucca, 7–9 October 2016
  81. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  82. Music Criticism 1900–1950, Barcelona, 17–19 October 2016
  83. Composition Schools in the 20th Century: the Institution and the Context, Vilnius, 19–22 October 2016
  84. Arts Without Borders? Perspectives on Collaboration and Interdisciplinarity in and through the Arts, Helsinki, 19–22 October 2016
  85. Miles Davis and John Coltrane at 90: Retrospect and Prospect, Guildford, 21–23 October 2016
  86. Images of Music-Making and Its Trans-Cultural Exchanges, Xi’an, China, 27–31 October 2016
  87. Music and Power in the Baroque Era, Lucca, 11–13 November 2016
  88. Old Is New: The Presence of the Past in the Music of the Present, Lisbon, 24–6 November 2016
  89. Nineteenth-Century Programme Music, Lucca, 25–7 November 2016
  90. Shifts and Turns: Moving Music, Musicians and Ideas, Adelaide, 30 November–3 December 2016
  91. The Bononcinis: from Modena to Europe (1666–1747), Modena, 2–4 December 2016
  92. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  93. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  94. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  95. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  96. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, September 2017

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