Mastering the Mix: A Student-led Symposium on Interdisciplinarity in Musicology and Compositional Practice

Mastering the Mix: A Student-led Symposium on Interdisciplinarity in Musicology and Compositional Practice

Wednesday 5th June, 2013

Oxford Brookes University

Call For Papers and Presentations

Oxford Brookes University Music Department is holding a one-day student-led symposium exploring the broad theme of interdisciplinarity in both musicology and compositional practice on Wednesday 5th June, 2013. This event is intended to provide postgraduate students with an opportunity to present their recent or current work in a formal, but student-led setting. As such, the symposium should provide a stepping stone for postgraduate students hoping to present their work at academic conferences in the future. We also hope that the event will serve to bring together students from a range of different institutions and disciplinary backgrounds in fruitful debate and discussion.

The day will consist of presentations from students and will be concluded by a round table discussion featuring academics from each of Oxford Brookes’ music research units: OBERTO (Oxford Brookes: Exploring Research Trends in Opera), PMRU (Popular Music Research Unit), and SARU (Sonic Art Research Unit). We hope that this discussion will round off the day with a suitably broad range of perspectives on the theme of interdisciplinarity in music and musicology.

We would like to invite submissions from students working at both masters and PhD level. We do not intend to limit presentations to completed research: we also welcome presentations of work in progress and presentations of compositional work. In keeping with our theme, we also invite submissions from students from disciplinary backgrounds outside of music and musicology.

How to submit:

Please submit an abstract or presentation proposal of no more than 250 words. In the same document as your abstract/proposal, please also include your contact details, including email address, and your institution (if applicable). Presentations on the day should last for 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes at the end for questions.

Submissions should be emailed to Thomas May, with subject ‘Brookes PG Symposium’ to:

The closing date for submissions is Monday 29th April, 2013, 5pm. The chosen participants with successful submissions will be notified by the end of Monday 8th May, 2013.

To express an interest in attending the event, please contact Thomas May as above. Further details of the day will be advertised closer to the date.

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