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Royal Musical Association Annual Conference
Glasgow, November/December 2002

Royal Musical Association Annual Conference
Glasgow, Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December 2002

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 ( 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 and Warwick Edwards (University of Glasgow, and RMA
Scottish Chapter representative, tel +44-(0)141-330 5288, email who will be pleased to respond to enquiries.