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Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference

Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of Surrey, Guildford, 3-6 January 2008


Call for Papers

The next Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference will be
hosted by the Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of
Surrey, Guildford, 3-6 January 2008. The conference is open to
postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for
students to present research in musicology, composition and performance in
a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Keynote speakers will include
Professor Peter Franklin (St. Catherine's College, Oxford) and Professor
Jim Samson (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Proposals are invited for papers (20 minutes), lecture-recitals (30
minutes), or poster presentations on any area of musical research.
Proposals on topics in practice-based research are especially welcome.
Proposals should not exceed 200 words in length.

Please send enquiries or proposals to Professor Allan Moore or to Dr
Stephen Downes: Allan.Moore@surrey.ac.uk; S.Downes@surrey.ac.uk.

Call for Compositions

Submissions are invited from post-graduate composers studying at a
university or conservatoire. There are no restrictions concerning age,
nationality, or area of practice including, for example, installation,
electroacoustic, and improvised hybrids (electronic and/or acoustic). The
duration of submissions should be stated with full details of all
technological requirements.

Gemini (ensemble-in-residence at the University of Surrey) will workshop
and perform six new pieces for violin, clarinet (doubling bass clarinet)
and piano. The workshop and performance will be recorded by students from
Surrey.s Tonmeister course. Recordings will be edited and made available
to participants. The duration of the piece should be stated on the score
and should not exceed 8 minutes. If amplification or other technology is
required, the requirements must be set out precisely and completely on the
score. Composers should indicate clearly if they are submitting for the
Gemini workshop. Those whose pieces are selected for performance are
required to register and attend the conference for its full duration.
Submissions should include a score, a programme note and a 150-word
biography.

Composition submissions or enquiries should be sent to Dr Stephen Goss; 
S.Goss@surrey.ac.uk

The deadline for submission of all proposals is 31st October 2007. We
shall endeavour to communicate a decision on all submissions by 21st
November.

Royal Musical Association bursaries are available for delegates whose
paper proposals or compositions are selected for the conference:
application should be made with your submission, stating the reasons why a
bursary is needed, and any other sources of support sought. Delegates may
also wish to apply to the Music & Letters Trust, which offers grants for
conference participation.
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