Conferences in musicology

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Rolling announcement: Royal Musical Association Student Study Days

List of forthcoming conferences

  1. FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD: Music and Politics, Utrecht, 6–8 September 2015
  2. OBERTO CONFERENCE 2015: Opera and Celebrity, Oxford, 8 September 2015
  3. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, Birmingham, 9–11 September 2015
  4. The Music Profession in Britain 1780–1920: New Perspectives on Status and Identity, London, 14 September 2015
  5. (Per)Forming Art: Performance as Research in Contemporary Artworks, Leeds, 20 September 2015
  6. Minimalism Unbounded! The Fifth International Conference on Minimalist Music, Turku and Helsinki, 24–27 September 2015
  7. Christian Wolff at Orpheus, Ghent, 28–9 September 2015
  8. Working on Composers’ Collected Works, St Petersburg, September 2015
  9. Between Universal and Local: From Modernism to Postmodernism, Ljubljana, September 2015
  10. Musical Legacies of State Socialism: Revisiting Narratives about Post-World War II Europe, Belgrade, September 2015
  11. Musical Instruments in Science and History, Cambridge, September 2015
  12. SysMus15 – 8th International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, Leipzig, September 2015
  13. Ninth Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, Glasgow, September 2015
  14. 2015 Orpheus Research Festival, Ghent, Belgium, 30 September–2 October 2015
  15. Music and Sound Design in Film/New Media, Vilnius, 1–3 October 2015
  16. Musicology in the Contemporary World, Yerevan, Armenia, 8–10 October 2015,
  17. 15th International conference ‘Principles of Music Composing: Phenomenon of Melody’, Vilnius, Lithuania, 14–16 October 2015
  18. 2015 SEMPRE conference on Music and Health/postgraduate study day, Glasgow, 21–22 October 2015
  19. Expression and Self-Expression in Music: Philosophical Universals, Historical Particulars? Graz, 29–31 October 2015
  20. Tracking the Creative Process in Music, Paris, October 2015
  21. Jewishness & the Arts: Music and Composers in Nineteenth-Century Europe, Rome, October 2015
  22. North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, Sydney, NS, Canada, October 2015
  23. The Staatskapelle Berlin at 450 – A Review, Berlin, October 2015
  24. Organized Time. Fifteenth Annual Congress of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH), Berlin, October 2015
  25. Musical Dialogues: 38th National Conference of the Musicological Society of Australia, Sydney, October 2015
  26. Listening to Music: People, Practices and Experiences, London, October 2015
  27. The Loder family of Bath: Music and culture in provincial Britain in the long nineteenth century, Bath, October 2015
  28. The «théâtre musical léger» in Europe: From the Operetta to the Music-hall, Lucca, Italy, October 2015
  29. Gabriel Fauré: Effable and Ineffable, Seattle, October 2015
  30. The European Salon: Nineteenth-Century Salonmusik, Maynooth, Ireland, October 2015
  31. Musical Modernity, the Beautiful and the Sublime, Aberdeen, 30–31 October 2015
  32. XXII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Musicology, Perugia, Italy, October–November 2015
  33. What does democracy sound like? Actors, Institutions – Practices, Discourses, Paris, 5–7 November 2015
  34. Music Theory and Analysis, Belgrade, 6–8 November 2015
  35. Visual Manifestations of Power and Repression in Music, Dance, and Dramatic Arts. 15th RIdIM Conference, Columbus, OH, USA, 9–10 November 2015
  36. ENIM 2015 – 5th National Conference on Musical Research, Évora, Portugal, 12–14 November 2015
  37. International Conference ‘Russian Émigré Culture: Transcending the Borders of Countries, Languages, and Disciplines’, Saarbrücken, 13–15 November 2015
  38. RMA Study Day: Listening to the Listener: Contemporary Perceptions of Classical Music, Sheffield, 16 November 2015
  39. Analysis – Interpretation – Performance: A Contact Zone for the Reconsideration of Musicological Methods, Graz, Austria, 18–21 November 2015
  40. Towards the Origin of Music. Myths, Legends, and Historiographies in Interdisciplinary Discourses, Berne, Switzerland, 19–20 November 2015
  41. #STRAYHORN2.0: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Celebrating the Centennial of Billy Strayhorn, Cleveland, Ohio, US, 20–21 November 2015
  42. Tyranny and Music, Murfreesboro, TN, USA, 21–2 November 2015
  43. Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  44. War of Media – Media of War, Vienna, November 2015
  45. Handel and His Eighteenth-Century Performers, London, November 2015
  46. Popular Music and Public Diplomacy, Dortmund, Germany, November 2015
  47. Clementi and the British Musical Scene: 1780-1830, Lucca, Italy, November 2015
  48. Philippe de Vitry: An International Symposium, New Haven, CT, USA, November 2015
  49. ‘We Feel the Breath of the Soil and Fate…’ Georgy Sviridov and Russian Culture in the Twentieth Century, Moscow, 16–18 December 2015
  50. Creativity in musical instruments, sound and music making, Tavira, Portugal, 18–20 December 2015
  51. Exoticism, orientalism and national identity in musical theatre. International musicological conference on the centenary of the death of Karl Goldmark, Budapest, December 2015
  52. Second Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean (ARLAC/IMS), Santiago, Chile,12–16 January 2016
  53. Liturgical Organ Music and Liturgical Organ Playing in the Long 19th Century, Helsinki, 20–22 January 2016
  54. III International Congress: Music and Audio-visual Culture MUCA, Murcia, Spain, 21–3 January 2016
  55. Women and the Canon, Oxford, 22–23 January 2016
  56. Pavel Haas Study Day, Cardiff, 30 January 2016
  57. British Forum for Ethnomusicology / Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference, Bangor, January 2016
  58. German Song Onstage 1770-1914, London, February 2016
  59. OM: Orient in Music – Music of the Orient, Łódź, Poland, 10–11 March 2016
  60. iFIMPaC 2016, Leeds, 10–11 March 2016
  61. 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
  62. Borders and definitions of music in the times of Isabella II, Madrid, 1–2 April 2016
  63. Bodies of Art: Music, Literature, and Disability, Dallas, PA, USA, 9 April 2016
  64. Alternative Histories of Electronic Music (AHEM), London, 15–16 April 2016
  65. The 7th International Musicological Student Conference-Competition, Tblisi, 22–4 April 2016
  66. The Music of German Emigrants Outside Europe in the 18th and 19th Centuries, Florianópolis, Brazil, 4–6 May 2016
  67. Musicology at Kalamazoo (51st IMC), Kalamazoo, MI, USA, 12–15 May 2016
  68. The Music Encoding Conference 2016, Montreal, 18–19 May 2016
  69. Music History and Cosmopolitanism, Helsinki, 1–3 June 2016
  70. Musicological conference on the 90th birthday of György Kurtág, Budapest, 2–3 June 2016
  71. Performance Studies Network Fourth International Conference, Bath, July 2016
  72. The 8th International Symposium on Traditional Polyphony, Tblisi, 26–30 September 2016
  73. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2016, London, September 2016
  74. Transpositions: Music/Image, Belgrade, 12–15 October 2016
  75. International Musicological Society (IMS), 20th Quinquennial Congress, Tokyo, 19–23 March 2017
  76. Musical Cultures, Hull, 3–5 April 2017
  77. ESCOM 2017, Ghent, Belgium, 31 July–5 August 2017
  78. Royal Musical Association Annual Conference 2017, Liverpool, September 2017

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