Students at Royal Holloway,
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Away From Home: Wind Music as Cultural Identification

Northfield, MN, July/August 2006


            Proposals for papers, lecture-performances or concerts are
invited for an International Wind Music History Conference jointly
sponsored by the International Society for the Promotion and Research of
Wind Music (IGEB) and the Historic Brass Society, combined with a Vintage
Band Music Festival in Northfield, Minnesota, July 27- August 1, 2006. The
deadline for proposals is January 1, 2006.

            This international symposium, with the theme "Away From Home:
Wind Music as Cultural Identification," combines the research interests of
the two organizations, whose goals are compatible and will be enhanced by
the interaction this event will provide. The addition of a public music
festival and of informal playing sessions will connect this event to a
wider audience, serving as an introductory forum for students and other
musicians into the sphere of historically informed period-instrument

            The general timetable for the conference will include the
presentation of research papers, lectures, demonstrations, informal
playing sessions, public performances of historical wind music groups
(such as Civil War saxhorn bands, 18th-century European Harmoniemusik
ensembles, and ethnic brass bands), and a marketplace for sheet music,
instruments, books, and recordings.

            Papers focusing on "Away From Home: Wind Music as Cultural
Identification" are especially invited, but papers on any aspect of wind
music and research in progress are welcome.

            Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes
for discussion. Papers will be considered for future publication in the
Alta Musica series.

            Proposals of no more than 250 words should be sent no later
than January 1, 2006 to [niemisto [at] stolaf [dot] edu] or Dr. Paul
Niemisto, Conference Coordinator, IGEB-HBS Conference, 608 Zanmiller Drive
West, Northfield, MN 55057-1207, USA. St. Olaf Phone: +1-507-646-3186.

            Registration materials and further information about the
Conference and Festival may be found at

For further information, see:

HBS web site
Jeffrey Nussbaum, President
Historic Brass Society, Inc.
148 West 23rd Street #5F
New York, NY 10011 USA
+1-(212) 627-3820 Voice/FAX
president [at] historicbrass [dot] org

IGEB web site
Dr.Mag. Bernhard Habla, President
Universität für Musik und darst. Kunst
Pannonische Forschungsstelle
Hauptplatz 8
A-7432 Oberschützen / Austria
Tel: +43(0)3353-6693-3313
Fax: +43(0)3353-6693-3121
bernhard.habla [at] kug [dot] ac [dot] at

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