VII European Music Analysis conference



6-9 October 2011


Rome, Italy












Following previous meetings in Colmar (France), Trento (Italy), Montpellier  (France), Rotterdam (Holland), Bristol (UK), and Freiburg (Germany) the 7th European Music Analysis  Conference  (EuroMAC VII) will be organized in Italy by the Italian Society “Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale” (GATM), in association with the Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Musica e Spettacolo (BEMUS) of the Università di Roma Tor Vergata, and with the collaboration of SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale) SBAM (Société Belge d’Analyse Musicale), VvM (Vereniging voor Muziektheorie), SMA (Society for Music Analysis), and GMTH (Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie).


EuroMAC VII will be the first event of, and launching point for, the new Federation of European Societies of Music Analysis and Theory. In order to stress the importance of this cooperation, the main venue will be the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia (Parco della Musica, Largo Luciano Berio 4), while special sessions will be hosted at the Accademia Belgica, at the Centre culturel Français, and at the Österreichiches Kulturforum Rom.




Official site of the conference:




EuroMAC VII welcomes submissions in the following formats:


spoken papers;


poster presentations;


panel sessions;


and workshops,


and all submissions should relate to music analysis and/or music theory.




The conference languages are: Italian, English, French and German.


Authors are kindly requested to submit their proposals by filling in the submission form available at:


The abstract length should be about 4000-5000 characters plus references, and likely musical examples. The deadline for submission of proposals is December 31 2010.  The abstracts must be written in one of the official languages of the conference. After the selection successful authors will be asked to submit an abstract in English for publication in the abstract book.






General thematic areas of the Conference




1) Forms and structures of music in Rome in the Baroque Era


2) New perspectives on Liszt and the Classical forms in view of the bicentenary of his birth


3)  Music and emotion


4) Analysis and dramaturgy of Opera: new aspects, new possibilities


5) Oral tradition and analysis: popular, ethnic and Afro-American music


6) Analysis and Music education


7) Analysis of music before 1600


8) Timbre and texture in music since 1945


9) Repertories and methods


10) Music analysis and new technologies


11) History and analysis: conflict or integration?




The committee has decided that proposals not belonging to one of these thematic areas might be placed in a “free proposal” session.






Submission guidelines






1) Presentations


The papers should be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes’ discussion.


They can be presented in one of the four conference languages, but they must be supported by a Powerpoint (or other presentation program) in English.




2) Poster presentations


A poster can be written in one of the four languages. The body of information will be represented graphically. The size cannot exceed 70 x 100 cm. An abstract in English is strongly recommended. There will be dedicated sessions for poster presentations also with multimedia, if necessary.




3) Panel sessions


A panel session is proposed by a convener and consists of a set of integrated spoken papers (no less than three)  related to a common theme. They may include:


Type 1: several presentations on a single topic


Type 2: a major presentation plus speakers proposing and discussing their points of view under the guide of the chair.


The total time allowed for a panel will be 90 minutes. The panel convener must provide


a) an abstract containing the reasons for and a general description of the session


b) the abstracts of the participants (for Type 1 only)




4) Workshops


Workshops will provide an opportunity to demonstrate various practical aspects related to training in new technologies or new methods in music analysis. The time allotted for workshops is 90 minutes.




All submissions (to be sent in online form) must include:


– a short curriculum vitae


– an abstract for the presentation


– the format of presentation (paper, poster, panel, workshop)


– an indication of which of the general thematic areas (or free area) the proposal relates to.










All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by members of the International Scientific


Advisory Board.


Notification of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author by March 1,









Conference fees




before April 30                                                after April 30




Scholars                                    € 120                                                                        € 160




Students                                    € 50                                                                        € 50










Scientific committee




Jean-Michel Bardez (SFAM), Mario Baroni (GATM), Pieter Bergé (VvM), Rossana Dalmonte (GATM), Johannes Menke (GMTH), Giorgio Sanguinetti (GATM, President of the Scientific committee), Michael Spitzer (SMA), Laurence Wuidar (SBAM).






Organizing committee




Mario Baroni, Antonio Cascelli, Luisa Curinga, Rossana Dalmonte, Catello Gallotti, Piero Gargiulo, Ignazio Macchiarella, Susanna Pasticci, Egidio Pozzi, Antonio Rostagno, Guido Salvetti, Giorgio Sanguinetti, Gaetano Stella, Johannella Tafuri.




Advisory Board




Jean-Michel Bardez, Mario Baroni, Bruno Bossis, Antonio Cascelli, Luisa Curinga, Rossana Dalmonte, Jean-Pierre Deleuze, Felix Diergarten, Nicolas Donin, Jean-Luc Fafschamps, Catello Gallotti, Piero Gargiulo, Gilles Gobert, Ludwig Holtmeier, Ulrich Kaiser, Pierre Kolp, Ignazio Macchiarella, Marie-Noëlle Masson, Claude Ledoux, Nicolas Meeùs, Johannes Menke, Susanna Pasticci, Egidio Pozzi, Jean-Marie Rens, Nicholas Reyland, Stefan Rohringer, Antonio Rostagno, Oliver Schwab-Felisch, Guido Salvetti, Giorgio Sanguinetti, Michael Spitzer, Gaetano Stella, Johannella Tafuri, Renee Timmers, Edward Venn.






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