Combined Conference of the Musicological Societies of New Zealand and Australia

MUSIC & LOCALITY: towards a local discourse in music
Wellington, New Zealand
November 27-30, 2003

The distinctive theme of “Music & Locality” has proved immensely popular with musicologists and performers from around the world.  With over 120 proposals submitted, the conference promises to have something for everyone, including a substantial section on Hip-hop, talks on Jazz and Popular music, some serious stuff on the Classics and beyond, Ethnomusicology and more.  Day passes are available and the public are welcome to attend sessions.

Because the conference has attracted a large number of papers, participants can be assured of lively and wide ranging few days.

Keynote speaker: We are pleased to announce that the Goethe Society has agreed to bring Dr Ulrich Konrad from the University of Würzburg to the conference. His topic will be 'Johann Sebastian Bach in Schubert's Vienna', the role of Bach's person and his works in the musical culture of a later time and place.

Accommodation: We would like to encourage conference participants to book their accommodation early, either at the university hostel (see or through the city accommodation website (also see The date for the world premier of the third film of The Lord of The Rings has been announced as 1st of December, just after our conference finishes. This will put considerable pressure on Wellington accommodation.  If you have already sent in your registration form, but would like to stay at the Weir House Hostel, contact immediately with the necessary details.

To aid registration, a registration form is available: please email and he’ll send you one.

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