12th International Conference Of The Dutch-flemish Society For Music Theory



March 12-13-14 2010, Conservatory of Amsterdam



The 12th International Conference of the Dutch-Flemish Society for Music Theory is scheduled for March 12, 13, and 14 2010. The conference will be hosted by the Conservatory of Amsterdam, which celebrates its 125th anniversary, in its brand new building, overlooking the historical harbor and centre of the city.


The conference committee invites proposals on any aspect of music theory, including the theory of jazz and pop music.

Also special sessions will be scheduled on the following topics:


1. Chromatic harmony (in early, common-practice, and contemporary music, jazz, and pop)

2. Form in 19th-century music

3. Analysis pedagogy (of any musical style, period, etc.)


For the special session on Analysis pedagogy, which will be organized under the supervision of the Society’s Pedagogy Interest Group, topics may be chosen from, but are not limited to, the following:


•the place of analysis in the curricula of conservatories and universities

•the relevance of analysis courses contents and analytical skills

•class-room analysis and esthetics

•methods and models

•evaluations and exams

•study materials, exercises, and assignments; means and methods of feedback


Submissions are encouraged that back up reflection with concrete (analytical) examples.


Individual papers (of 25’ duration plus 10’ of discussion) may be in Dutch, English, or German. Also full sessions may be proposed.

Presentations within the special session on Analysis pedagogy may also be in the form of demonstrations, panel discussions, lecture-recitals, or any other appropriate form, and may exceed the 25+10 minute format.


The full conference program will be announced by January 15th at the latest. A selection of the presentations will be published in the February 2011 issue of the Dutch Journal of Music Theory.


Please submit proposals through e-mail to the Chair of the Conference Committee, Barbara Bleij, at b.bleij@ahk.nl before December 15th 2009. Proposal guidelines:

·        Proposals are limited to 500 words plus examples and references. No information that identifies the author(s) should appear in the proposal.

·        The author’s name, paper title, institutional affiliation or city of residence, phone number(s), and e-mail address must be included on a separate file.

·        Please include a 250 (max) word abstract suitable for publication.


On behalf of the Conference Committee,

Pieter Bergé (Leuven), Barbara Bleij (Amsterdam)