Amateur Music-Making in the British Provinces

Royal Musical Association and Leeds University Centre for English Music Study Day

Wednesday 18 June 2014

University of Leeds, School of Music

A full programme and registration information are available to view on the website: http://music.leeds.ac.uk/events/rma-and-lucem-study-day-amateur-music-making-in-the-british-provinces/

Keynote speakers: Peter Holman (University of Leeds) and John Bryan (University of Huddersfield)

Including a performance by Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) exploring the music collection and compositions of Philip Falle (1656-1742), amateur musician and prebendary of Durham Cathedral.

This study day, focussing on amateur musicians of the Western Art Music tradition to 1900, aims to explore the role music played in British provincial culture.


 

[original call for papers follows]

Royal Musical Association and Leeds University Centre for English Music Study Day

Wednesday 18 June 2014

University of Leeds, School of Music

http://music.leeds.ac.uk/events/rma-and-lucem-study-day-amateur-music-making-in-the-british-provinces/

Keynote speakers: Peter Holman (University of Leeds) and John Bryan (University of Huddersfield)

Including a performance by Susanna Pell (viola da gamba) exploring the music collection and compositions of Philip Falle (1656-1742), amateur musician and prebendary of Durham Cathedral.

CALL FOR PAPERS

This study day, focussing on amateur musicians of the Western Art Music tradition to 1900, aims to explore the role music played in British provincial culture.  Papers that relate to any aspect of domestic and amateur music-making outside of London are welcome.  In particular, we encourage contributions looking at: amateur musicians’ activities and their performance context; performance-practice issues; textual criticism and sources; music composed by amateur musicians; networks and contacts of amateur musicians; relationship between music and social relations; demographics and class dynamics; religion and identity; education and recreation.

Proposals are invited for papers of up to 20 minutes (followed by 10 minutes of discussion), lecture recitals of up to 30 minutes, and themed sessions/panels/roundtables of up to 60 minutes.  Submissions should consist of a title and abstract of up to 250 words.  All abstracts should fully and clearly describe the topic and include the following information: background, research questions, aims, summary of content and significance.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014.

Please email abstracts to Christopher Roberts (c.s.roberts@leeds.ac.uk), including a cover sheet detailing the following information: name, email address, institutional affiliation, AV requirements, and any other special requests.

The programme and registration information will be released in April 2014.