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The Politics of Inclusion: Access to Music in Higher Education
(Critical Musicology Forum)
Newcastle upon Tyne, July 2002


CRITICAL MUSICOLOGY FORUM

THE POLITICS OF INCLUSION:
ACCESS TO MUSIC IN HIGHER EDUCATION

15 July 2002, 1.30-5.00 pm
University of Newcastle
Department of Music


If increased participation in Music at HE level is desirable, what are the
implications for those offering Music degrees and for their thinking about the
subject? Do the continuing expansion of the Higher Education sector, a widening
range of potential entry qualifications and ever-changing student profiles
represent an opportunity or threat? What perspectives can Critical Musicology
offer?

This forum seeks to explore these and related issues. The programme for the
afternoon will be informal, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and with
focal points provided by the following short presentations:

. A 'rough guide' to A-level Music - Catherine Parsonage

. The teaching of cultural theory in the new disposition - Ian Biddle

. 'Dead white men': critical musicology and its implications for ethnic minority
inclusion - Claire Taylor-Jay

. Swamped by Pop? -Richard Middleton

The event takes place in Newcastle University Music Department (Lecture Room 2),
Armstrong Building, Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle.


The forum precedes the IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular
Music) conference, also held at Newcastle on 16-18 July, so there's the
possibility of combining both events. For more information on the IASPM conference
visit www.ncl.ac.uk/music.


EATING AND DRINKING 

A buffet lunch will be available in the cafe-bar of the Playhouse Theatre, close
to the Music Department and Haymarket Metro station, from 12.15 to 1.15. If you
would like to order, please send a cheque for 5, payable to 'University of
Newcastle', by Wednesday 10 July, to: The Secretary, Music Department, University
of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK. Please mark your envelope
'Critical Musicology Forum'.

It is hoped to organise a drink and meal after the forum. For the latter it would
be useful to have some idea of numbers, so if you're interested please notify the
Dept. Secretary (details above and below).

GETTING THERE

Newcastle has excellent road, rail and air connections. For further information
and maps go to www.ncl.ac.uk/music and click on 'how to get here'.

ACCOMMODATION

If you need overnight accommodation, please contact the Music Department Secretary
at the above address, or telephone +44-(0)191 222 6736, or email music@ncl.ac.uk.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION contact David Clarke (d.i.clarke@ncl.ac.uk).
Dr David Clarke
Department of Music
University of Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
UK

Direct line: +44-(0)191 222 6703
Fax:         +44-(0)191 222 5242