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Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference

4-7 January 2006
School of Music, University of Leeds, UK


Conference Website:
http://www.leedsmusic.com

The RMA Research Students' Conference is open to postgraduates
studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for students
to present research in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Alongside
social events, skills training sessions, and concerts, the programme
will include:

 	two keynote speakers - Professor Richard Rastall
	(University of Leeds) and Adrian Sutton (commercial film,
	radio and TV composer).
 	parallel sessions of student papers
 	composition workshops
 	performance workshops
 	lecture/recitals
 	roundtable sessions on music and queer theory, and music and
	Diaspora

 Call for Papers
 Closing date: Friday 2 December 2005

Postgraduate students are invited to submit proposals for papers (20
minutes), lecture/recitals (30 minutes), or poster presentations, on
any area of musical research. Student composers may present papers
discussing their own work, and we welcome presentations that are
interdisciplinary in nature. Proposals should not exceed 200 words in
length.

 Call for Compositions
 Closing date: Friday 18 November 2005

 Electroacoustic compositions
Electroacoustic works are invited for recorded media to be performed
on up to twelve speakers, including stereo works for diffusion,
multi-channel works, and works that include visuals. All audio work
should be submitted on DAT or Audio CD; multi-channel works on Data CD
(aif or wav files) or ADAT HD-24 (removable drive); audio-visual work
on DVD. Works should be no more than 10 minutes in duration, recorded
at 44.1Khz, and should be accompanied by a programme note of up to 100
words.

 Ensemble compositions
Scores are invited for the following ensemble: flute (doubling
piccolo), clarinet in B, percussion (one player), and electric bass.
Works should last 3-5 minutes. In the first instance, please send one
neatly handwritten or computer printed score (no parts required). A
programme note (of not more than 100 words) should also be included.
Selected compositions will be performed by FOCAM and discussed in a
workshop. Percussion parts can be written for standard orchestral
percussion instruments and/or African drums.

For any unusual requirements, contact m.spencer@leeds.ac.uk.

 Solo compositions
Scores are invited for solo tuba. Works should last 3-5 minutes.  
Scores should be neatly handwritten or computer printed, and a
programme note (of not more than 100 words) should also be included.
Selected compositions will be performed by internationally-renowned
tuba player Professor James Gourlay MMus, FLCM, FRNCM, Head of the
School of Wind and Percussion, Royal Northern College of Music. For
further information, contact Dr Mic Spencer (m.spencer@leeds.ac.uk).

Please send enquiries, proposals and compositions (with name,
institutional affiliation, and full contact details) to:

RMA Research Students' Conference, School of Music, University of Leeds,
Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Email: rmarsc@leedsmusic.com

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