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New Directions, New Voices
Southern African Music Research Conference

School of Music & Conservatory, North-West University: Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, 14-16 September 2006

An Open Call to everyone with an interest in advancing music research in
Southern Africa, both within and outside the academy, including musicians,
music educators, jazz and popular music scholars, public sector heritage
and culture professionals, journalists, producers of cultural programmes
for film, radio, television and other media, music producers,
musicologists and ethnomusicologists.

At the joint meeting of the Musicological Society of Southern Africa and
the Ethnomusicology Symposium in Cape Town in 2005, the two bodies
unanimously voted to jointly found a new, inclusive association to promote
the study of music in Southern Africa in all media and contexts. The
founding meeting of the new association will take place at the School of
Music & Conservatory, North-West University: Potchefstroom Campus from
14-16 September 2006.

Conference theme: New Directions, New Voices

Keynote speaker: Prof. Gregory Barz, Vanderbilt University, USA, author of
"Singing For Life: HIV/AIDS and Music in Uganda"

The conference organisers encourage broad participation in the form not
only of academic papers (20 minutes), but also formats such as panel
discussions (60 minutes), and multi-media presentations, film screenings,
lecture-demonstrations and curated performances (all 20/50 minutes).
Presenters with an interest in music who have not previously participated
in musicology or ethnomusicology conferences are strongly encouraged to

Please submit proposals for participation by 15 June 2006 to:

The Secretary 
Musicological Society of Southern Africa 
P.O. Box 3452 
fax: +27.(0)21.808-2340

Proposals of no longer than 300 words should be accompanied by your name,
institutional affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number and mailing

Jaco van der Merwe
Director : School of Music & Conservatory
North-West University : Potchefstroom Campus
South Africa
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