Royal Musical Association Annual Conference
Glasgow, November/December 2002
Royal Musical Association Annual Conference Glasgow, Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December 2002 CALL FOR PAPERS Submission deadline: Thursday 28 February 2002 The 38th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will be take place in Glasgow from Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December 2002, in conjunction with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the University of Glasgow. With the recent appointments of John Wallace as Principal of the RSAMD and John Butt to the Gardiner Chair of Music at the University of Glasgow, the conference marks the beginning of an exciting period of change in the city's academic and cultural life. It also coincides with the launch by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with its principal conductor Alexander Lazarev, of an extended series of concerts featuring Prokofiev, the 50th anniversary of whose death is commemorated in 2003. Last, but not least, Saturday 30 November is St Andrews night. The Programming Committee welcomes proposals for papers, formal and poster sessions, panel discussions and performance presentations relating to all aspects of the musical interests of the Association's members. These include, for example, composition, ethnomusicology, librarianship, music technology, music theory, musicology, performance, and much more. Proposals that link to local culture and events (e.g. Prokofiev) would be especially appropriate. The committee is also keen to encourage submissions with an international or inter-disciplinary dimension, and from younger participants. Please note that you do not have to be a member of the Association to make a proposal or to attend the conference. * Proposals for individual papers (maximum 20 minutes) or poster presentations should take the form of a 250-word abstract indicating the specific research findings to be presented and their significance. * Proposals for themed sessions of 60 or 90 minutes (2 or 3 papers) should include abstracts for constituent papers (max 20 minutes) and rationale for the session as a whole. * Organisers of panel sessions should indicate the issue to be aired and why it is of current interest, list names of participants, and indicate duration (maximum 90 minutes). * Proposals for performance sessions (duration 20 to 60 minutes) should give similar information and list musical items. Proposals should be sent as email text (please do not send attachments) to Dr Paul Banks, Chair Conference Programming Committee, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS (email@example.com) to arrive no later than Thursday 28 February 2002. The programme will be announced by 15 April 2002. Local arrangements are being co-ordinated by Celia Duffy (Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, tel +44-(0)141-270 8275, email C.Duffy@rsamd.ac.uk) and Warwick Edwards (University of Glasgow, and RMA Scottish Chapter representative, tel +44-(0)141-330 5288, email W.Edwards@music.gla.ac.uk) who will be pleased to respond to enquiries.