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Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference
London, December 2001

Call for Papers and Compositions

The Royal College of Music is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 35th
RMA Research Students' Conference from the afternoon of Monday 17 December 2001
until lunchtime on Thursday 20 December 2001. Proposals (limited to one per
person) are invited for individual papers or lecture-recitals. These may address
any musical subject or any interdisciplinary topic with a clearly defined
relationship to music, such as music and performance, music and psychology, music
for screen, music in education, the significance of music in literature, or the
iconography of music. Short compositions are also invited for workshop and
possible concert performance.


Papers should be around 20 minutes in duration (leaving 10 minutes for questions
and discussion); lecture-recitals may be around 35 minutes in duration. (As a
guideline, when preparing papers, 110 words should be allowed per minute). Please
submit (preferably by email) an abstract of no more than 150 words with your name,
affiliation, and the title of your paper, to Charles Wiffen (email: Speakers are asked to supply approximately 30 copies of
handouts and to inform the organisers of any equipment they may require (such as
audio equipment, overhead projector, or data projector). Proposals for roundtables
are welcomed.


Works of no more than 6 minutes in length are invited for the following ensemble:
clarinet, violin, cello and piano. Works will be selected by members of the RCM
Composition faculty for workshops to be led by Julian Anderson (Head of
Composition, RCM). At least one work will be included in a concert during the
conference by one of the RCM's ensembles in residence.


Deadline for compositions: Friday 5 October, 2001
Deadline for abstracts for papers/lecture - recitals and proposals for round
tables: Friday 19 October, 2001

All enquiries should be addressed to:
Charles Wiffen
Grove Junior Research Fellow
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS, UK

Phone: +44-(0)7957 301011
Fax:   +44-(0)20 7589 7740

Information regarding registration fee and accommodation will be published
shortly. For further details please consult the RCM website at the above
address. A booking form will be available on-line from 10 September 2001.