Fourth Biennial Conference, North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA)


The North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) will hold its Fourth Biennial Conference from July 29 to August 1, 2010 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

NABMSA's fourth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. We welcome papers examining all time periods of British music and musical life, all geographical regions of Britain, and all uses of British music outside of Britain. Papers that draw upon interdisciplinary or broader cultural contexts are particularly welcome, as are papers on figures celebrating important anniversary years in 2010 (including Thomas Arne, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, and Rutland Boughton).  We also encourage students to submit papers; the best student paper presented at the NABMSA conference will be awarded the Temperley Prize.

Abstracts of up to 500 words for 20-25 minute individual papers, for paper sessions, or for lecture recitals should be sent by February 1, 2010, to Charles McGuire, Oberlin College, 77 W. College St., Oberlin, OH 44704; or send an e-mail to For additional information about the conference, see