Song Stage Screen V
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Voice in Music, Theatre and Film


Song Stage Screen V
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Voice in Music, Theatre and Film

3rd September - 5th September 2010
University of Winchester, UK

Keynote Speakers to include: Claudia Gorbman (Unheard Melodies) and Steven Connor (Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism)

Conference Organised by Millie Taylor and Ben Macpherson


The University of Winchester, Department of Performing Arts invites submissions for the fifth annual international and interdisciplinary 'Song, Stage and Screen' conference, with the focus this year on 'voice' in its many forms.

The performance of voice in opera, music theatre, musical theatre or film might be interpreted as the voice of a performer using singing, extended voice, narration or speech, but it might also include the voice of composers, authors, film-makers, orchestras and so on in the works they create.

Papers, performances, panels or presentations of 20 minutes, on any topic relating to 'Voice' in Music, Theatre and Film are welcomed.

Suggested topics might include:

·   Narrative voices in film, opera & music theatre
·   The Director's Voice
·   The Composer's Voice
·   Performing Voice
·   Orchestral Voices
·   Approaches to vocal reception
·   Extended and experimental vocal practices
·   Vocal pedagogies
·   Vocal aesthetics
·   Musical theatre voices
·  Unheard voices

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to Benjamin Macpherson:

Deadline for proposals:
January 31st 2010

Song, Stage and Screen is the annual conference of the academic journal, Studies in Musical Theatre, which is published by Intellect Press. Previous Song, Stage and Screen conferences have been held at the University of Portsmouth, UK (2006), University of Leeds, UK (2007), and the Graduate Center of City University of New York (2008) and University of Maryland, College Park (2009). It is expected that a selection of papers from this conference will be invited for submission to the journal and publication.

Dr. Millie Taylor
Dept of Performing Arts
University of Winchester
West Hill
SO22 4NR

Tel: 01962 827446