VIIIth European Music Analysis Conference

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the EuroMAC Scientific Committee and the 7 organizing societies for music theory and analysis, it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the forthcoming EuroMAC-conference in Leuven (Wednesday 17th September – Saturday 20th September). The conference will include 2 keynote speakers, 6 guest speakers and 40 sessions on a wide variety of music-theory and analysis topics. The preliminary program can be found at

If you’re interested in attending then please register via Early registrants (before June 30) enjoy a 25% discount. Also note that the Leuven hotels are fully occupied in this period of the academic year. Please book your room as soon as possible.

Pieter Bergé (VvM)
Alessandro Cervino (SBAM)
Ildar Khannanov (OMT)
Nicolas Meeùs (SFAM)
Egidio Pozzi (Lello Gallotti)(GATM)
Gesine Schröder (GMTH)
Kenneth Smith (SMA)

Prof. dr. Pieter Bergé
President EuroMAC-VIII
Musicology – University of Leuven
Blijde Inkomststraat 21
PB 3313  –   B-3000 Leuven

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September 17 – 21, 2014
Leuven, Belgium
Following previous meetings in Colmar (France), Trento (Italy), Montpellier (France), Rotterdam (Holland), Bristol (UK), Freiburg (Germany) and Rome (Italy), the 8th European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC–8) will be organized in Belgium by the Dutch-Flemish Society for Music Theory (VvM), in association with the Musicology Department of the University of Leuven, and with the collaboration of GATM (Gruppo Analisi e Teoria Musicale), SFAM (Société Française d’Analyse Musicale), SBAM (Société Belge d’Analyse Musicale), SMA (Society for Music Analysis), GMTH (Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie), and the Russian Society for Music Theory (OTM).

EuroMAC-8 encourages submissions in the following formats:



Around 50% of the EuroMAC-8 programme will consist of pre-organized sessions. The organization committee thus warmly invites session-proposals that fulfill the following conditions:

1. Session topics should be defined as precisely as possible; the different contributions within the session must be closely related to one another.
2. Sessions should be conceived as mini-conferences in themselves. Preferably, they should fill an entire day. Half-day sessions are also possible.
3. Sessions should aim to present both experienced scholars and young researchers within the chosen domain.
4. Sessions should gather speakers from different countries.
5. Sessions should relate to recent developments in the chosen domain of research.
6. Proposals should clearly set out how the time will be organized. Session convenors are free to organize the available time in whatever way they see fit. All formats (or combinations thereof) are allowed: lecture, seminar, workshop, lecture-recital, panels, etc.
7. Sessions can be multilingual.
8. Session proposers take responsibility for the session; they should act as its chair (or guarantee one); session convenors will be exempted from paying the conference fee.

• Session proposals should include the following information:
o A general outline of the session as a whole (max. 500 words)
o A synopsis of all contributions in the session (max. 300 words per contribution)
o A short biography of each of the contributors (max. 100 words per contributor)
• Session organizers who wish to invite applications for participation in their session can do so by opening a group on the discussion list of the EuroMAC2014 website:
• All session proposals (except those that exceed the above mentioned word-limitations) will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee
• Proposals can be written in English, French, German or Italian. Non-English proposals must include an English translation.
• Persons involved in a session proposal may also submit an anonymous individual proposal.

In order to optimize a session’s chance of acceptance, session organizers are kindly invited (and strongly advised) to contact the conference organization committee before submitting a proposal:
Deadline for consultation: November 15, 2013
Deadline for submission: January 15, 2014

Individual proposals can be submitted on all topics of music theory and/or analysis. Depending on the final selection, these proposals will be arranged in possibly coherent sessions. If you prefer to guarantee the coherence of your session yourself, please go to CALL FOR SESSIONS:

• Proposals should clearly state
o The central claim of the presentation
o The current context and importance of the proposed topic
o The applied methodology/ies
• Presentations will be assigned time slots of 30’. Papers should be 20-25 minutes long, leaving 5-10 minutes for discussion.
• Proposals can be written in English, French, German or Italian. Non-English proposals must include an English translation.
• Proposals should not exceed 300 words. Proposals longer than 300 words will not be considered by the Scientific Committee.
• Proposals should consist solely of text, and should not include music examples, attachments, figures, etc.

Deadline for submission: January 15, 2014


The conference provides facilities for poster presentations. Posters will be displayed during the whole conference. Depending on the number of submissions accepted, one or more poster-presentation sessions is envisaged (“guided tours”). Please bear in mind that:

• Posters must present research programmes and results. Commercial posters will not be accepted.
• Posters should meet the highest academic standards with respect to both content and form.
• Posters can be presented in any European language; for non-English posters, however, an abstract in English is strongly recommended.
• The standard poster-size is 60 x 100 cm. Substantial deviations from this model should be discussed with the organization committee.
• The presentation of the poster in the guided-tour format should not exceed 5’.

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2014




The conference provides facilities for authors and editors to present recent book publications (i.e. books published between September 2011 and September 2014). Book presentations should aim to contextualize the publication and to summarize its main research ambitions and results. Authors and editors may also invite third-parties to present the publication. Readers may also submit a proposal on their own initiative.
The deadline for proposals is January 15, 2014. Informal consultations are possible until December 15, 2013 ( )

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