Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. Bright Futures, Dark Pasts: Michael Finnissy at 70, London, 19–20 January 2017
  2. Geography, Music, Space, Durham, 25 January 2017
  3. György Ligeti Symposium Helsinki 2017, Helsinki, 10–11 February 2017
  4. York Conference on Church Music, York, 13–15 February 2017
  5. Vocality/Instrumentality 2017, Huddersfield, 14–15 January 2017
  6. TAGS 2017, Bangor, 18–19 February, 2017
  7. Music Pedagogy in Eighteenth-Century Naples: Theory, Sources and Reception, Milan and Bern, 25–7 January 2017
  8. ‘Composing with the Eyes’. The Swiss Composer Hermann Meier, Bern, 27–8 January 2017
  9. IV International Congress: Music and Audio-Visual Culture: MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 16–18 February 2017
  10. Orpheus Doctoral Conference 2017: Traditions–Transitions, Ghent, 22–3 February 2017
  11. CIMCIM annual Conference 2017 and Fourth International Romantic Brass Symposium, Basel and Bern, 22–5 February 2017
  12. Musical culture/s of the Habsburg Monarchy and its successors states between the 18th and 20th century: Cultural, social and historical approaches, Vienna, 23–4 February 2017
  13. New Beginnings – Beginning again: the Feldenkrais Method in Creative Practice, London, 11 March 2017
  14. Spectralisms: an international conference, Oxford, 15–16 March 2017
  15. After Idealism: Sound as Matter and Medium in the 19th Century, Cambridge, 17–18 March 2017
  16. Operatic Objects, London, 18 March 2017
  17. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  18. ‘Towards an Aesthetics of Dwelling’, International Society for Ethnology and Folklore 2017, Göttingen, 26–30 March 2017
  19. Embodied Monologues Symposium, Maynooth, Ireland, 31 March 2017
  20. 15th International Conference ‘Art Studies Readings’ 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2–5 April 2017
  21. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  22. 14th International Conference from the series “Musica Practica, Musica Theoretica” – The Music of the Past in the Postmodern World, Poznań, 4–5 April 2017
  23. The Italian Violin Tradition: 1650-1850, Faenza, Italy, 6–8 April 2017
  24. Aural Skills Pedagogy: What is to be done?, London, 7 April 2017
  25. Tbilisi International Musicological Conference (TIMC) – “Challenges and Perspectives of Musicology”, Tblisi, 7–9 April 2017
  26. Language, Music, and Computing, St Petersburg, 17–19 April 2017
  27. Collaborating Couples in Twentieth-Century Arts: Interdisciplinary Conference, Bristol, 18–19 April 2017
  28. V Symposium on the Paradigms of Teaching Musical Instruments in the 21st Century,
    Goiânia, Brazil, 18–20 April 2017
  29. Digital Folk, Sheffield, 20–23 April 2017
  30. Musica Scotica 2017: 800 years of Scottish Music, Stirling, 22 April 2017
  31. Be not afeard: language, music and cultural memory in the operas of Thomas Adès, London, 24–25 April 2017
  32. ‘Golden Silence’: Surrealism at 100 and the place of music in its history, Montreal, 26 April 2017
  33. 6th Annual Meeting of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America (HKSNA). From the Old World to the New, Greenville, SC, USA, 26–9 April 2017
  34. 1st Young Musicologists and Ethnomusicologists International Conference (YMEIC ROME 2017), Rome, 27–8 April 2017
  35. Entrepreneurship in music – Between Artistic Autonomy and Economic Reality, Oslo, 27–8 April 2017
  36. The 12th International Scientific Conference “Music Science Today: the permanent and the changeable”, Daugavpils, Latvia, 5–6 May 2017
  37. When Jazz meets Cinema, Lovere, Italy, 5–7 May 2017
  38. ‘I Am Not There’ International Conference on Bob Dylan, Lisbon, 18–19 May 2017
  39. THE OPERATIC: an interdisciplinary symposium looking at the concept of “the operatic” in contemporary culture, Brighton, 19 May 2017
  40. Authenticity versus Improvisation in the Philosophy of Music?, Bern, 19–20 May 2017
  41. Communicating Music Scenes: Networks, Power, Technology, Budapest, 19–20 May 2017
  42. Musical Improvisation in the Baroque Era, Lucca, Italy, 19–21 May 2017
  43. RMA Study Day: Music, Media and Technologies, Durham, 20 May 2017
  44. Sounds of Prehistory and Antiquity, New York, 24 May 2017
  45. The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice, Venice, 25–7 May 2017
  46. KOSMOS Dialogue “Music, Emotion, and Visual Imagery”, Berlin, 1–3 June 2017
  47. Galpin Society and American Musical Instrument Society Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 1-4 June 2017
  48. Representations of Early Music on Stage and Screen 3, Sheffield, 10 June 2017
  49. International Conference The Making of a Genius: Claudio Monteverdi from Cremona to Mantua, Cremona, 7–8 June 2017, and Mantua, 9–10 June 2017
  50. 7th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis, Malaga,14–16 June 2017
  51. 15th Annual Conference of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Belfast, 16–18 June 2017
  52. Church Music and Musicians in Britain 1660-1900: “Between the Chapel and the Tavern”, Canterbury, 20–23 June 2017
  53. Music and the Middlebrow, London, 22–4 June 2017
  54. Brian Boydell Centenary Conference, Dublin, 23–4 June 2017
  55. Music in Nineteenth Century Britain – 2017, Birmingham, 28–30 June 2017
  56. 9th European Music Analysis Conference – EuroMAC 9, Strasbourg, 28 June–1 July 2017
  57. Gaspar van Weerbeke: Works and Contexts, Salzburg, 29 June–1 July 2017
  58. Performing Indeterminacy, Leeds, 30 June–2 July 2017
  59. Aestheticizing Cultural Policy in France, 1789-1815, Warwick, 1–2 July 2017
  60. 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, tosc@bern.2017, Bern, 5–7 July 2017
  61. Music and Socialism since 1917, Nottingham, 7–8 July 2017
  62. 2017 Biennial Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, London, 13–14 July 2017
  63. Rethinking Collaborative Authorship through Music (themed session at the 2017 Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group Conference), London, 13–14 July 2017
  64. Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives, Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, 18–21 July 2017
  65. 3rd International Conference of Dalcroze Studies (ICDS3), Quebec City, Canada, 30 July–3 August 2017
  66. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  67. Finding Democracy in Music – A Symposium, Huddersfield, 4–5 September 2017
  68. The First International Conference on Women’s Work in Music, Bangor, 4–7 September 2017
  69. EMS17 Electroacoustic Music Studies Conference, Nagoya, Japan, 4–8 September 2017
  70. Modus-Modi-Modality, Nicosia, Cyprus, 6–10 September 2017
  71. Branding ‘Western Music’ – Conference, Bern, 7–9 September 2017
  72. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, 7–9 September 2017
  73. Arvo Pärt: Icon of Modernity, London, 11 September 2017
  74. Representing Interiority in Eighteenth-Century Opera, Oxford, 11–12 September 2017
  75. Rethinking the Dynamics of Musical Nationalism, Amsterdam, 12–15 September 2017
  76. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology 2017 (SysMus17), London, 13–15 September 2017
  77. ICMSN/SurreyMAC 2017, Guildford, 11–14 September 2017
  78. TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Huddersfield, 14–16 September 2017
  79. Lutheran Music Culture, Uppsala, 14–16 September, 2017
  80. American Women Pianist-Composers – A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño, Durham, NH, 15–16 September 2017
  81. The Future of Music History, Belgrade, 28–30 September 2017
  82. The Composer as Chronicler: Telemann’s “Gebrauchsmusik” as a musical diary, Frankfurt, 5–7 October 2017
  83. Music and Dance in Visual Culture, Athens, 5–7 October 2017
  84. Music Criticism 1950-2000, Barcelona, 9–11 October 2017
  85. Musica movet: affectus, ludus, corpus, Belgrade, 13–15 October 2017
  86. XXIV Annual Conference of the Italian Musicological Society, Lucca, 20–22 October 2017
  87. The Great War 1914-1918 and Music. Compositional Strategies, Performing Practices, and Social Impacts, Zagreb, 25–7 October 2017
  88. The Protean Musician: the musician in future society, Norway, 1–3 November 2017
  89. Sounding Out the Space: An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound, Dublin, 2–4 November 2017
  90. Dance and Ballet in Naples: a Dialogue with Europe (1806-1861), Naples, 9–11 November 2017
  91. Professor Reicha: Pactice and Legacy of a Composer-Teacher, Lucca, Italy, 10–12 November 2017
  92. Opera and the Greek World during Nineteenth Century, Corfu, 17-19 November 2017
  93. Music Publishing and Composers: 1750–1850, Lucca, Italy, 24–6 November 2017
  94. BFE/RMA Research Students Conference 2018, Huddersfield, 4–6 January 2018
  95. Musicology in the Age of (Post)Globalization, New York, 3–6 April 2018
  96. Performance Studies Network International Conference, Oslo, 5–8 July 2018
  97. ICMPC ESCOM, Graz 23–8 July 2018
  98. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2018, Bristol, 13–15 September 2018
  99. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2019, Manchester, 4–6 September 2019

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